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Is a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Lyme disease?

Is a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Lyme disease?

No : There is no literature or study showing any correlation between Lyme disease a.nd B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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Alzheimer's Disease (Definition)

A progressively worsening brain disorder that affects memory. Symptoms usually begin with increasing forgetfulness and confusion and can progress to the inability to ...Read more


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Does acetyl-l-carnitine prevents alzheimer's disease and dementia?

Does acetyl-l-carnitine prevents alzheimer's disease and dementia?

No: There is no definitie evidence that anything can prevent alzheimers disease. There is suggestive evidence that exercise and treating high blood pressure and diabetes can decrease the risk of it. ...Read more

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Does ppi s cause B12 vitamin deficiency?

Does ppi s cause B12 vitamin deficiency?

YES!: Ppi's make it difficult for us to absorb B12 as gastric hydrochloric acid is needed to absorb B12 & minerals as well as digest protein. These drugs are dangerous to take for more than a few weeks! they increase risk of osteoporosis & serious infections. See http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 re: B12 & http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs & http://bit.Ly/1ach2tw re: the serious hazards of ppi's & safe &superior alternatives. ...Read more

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How is Parkinson's disease inherited?

How is Parkinson's disease inherited?

Mostly not inherited: The vast majority of people with parkinson's seem to get it sporadically, that is without any clear inheritance from family. That being said, we've found around 12 genetic variants that seem to greatly increase the risk of developing pd in some families. Some of them are recessive (rarely crops up), and some are dominant (50% chance of getting it from 1 affected parent). ...Read more

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How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?

How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?

History and exam: Parkinson's is usually diagnosed based upon it having very characteristic symptoms and exam findings - namely asymmetric (i.e. Usually starts on one side) tremor at rest, slowness of movements (bradykinesia), and stiffness (rigidity). There are some nuclear medicine tests that show the pathology of pd fairly reliably, but they are fairly new and considered experimental by most insurers. ...Read more

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Is Parkinson's disease preventable?

Is Parkinson's disease preventable?

Parkinson's disease: No. Parkinson's disease (pd) cannot be prevented. It appears a genetic predisposition added to environmental exposure predisposes to the development pd. Repetitive head trauma may increase risk of pd. Caffeine and smoking may reduce the incidence of pd (not recommended for prevention). Exercise and active lifestyle may offer benefit in patients with the disease but not shown to prevent onset. ...Read more

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What distinguishes Parkinson's disease from alzheimer's disease?

What distinguishes Parkinson's disease from alzheimer's disease?

Many things.: Parkinson's Disease will present with physical symptoms such as shakiness, stiffness of the limbs causing a shuffling gait, lack of facial expression causing a mask-like face and the dementia may occur later while Alzheimer's dementia starts with gradual memory problems which begin to get worse in a few years and maybe accompanied with paranoid delusions. ...Read more

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Is alzheimer's disease genetic?

Is alzheimer's disease genetic?

It depends: In rare families, there is an abnormal gene that is transmitted to children and there is 50% probability that the children will eventually develop alzheimer's disease. However, it is usually in families where several members develop alzheimer's disease in early age. Otherwise, there is inheritance of the form of apolipoprotein that increases the risk of developing alzheimer's disease earlier. ...Read more

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Which vitamin deficiencies does graves disease have?

Which vitamin deficiencies does graves disease have?

Not vitamin: Deficiency. Graves disease is hyperactive thyroid gland. It is not due to vitamin deficiency but may be associated with nutriotional problems due to increased metabolic rate. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/graves-disease/ds00181. ...Read more

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What is ALS ( lou gehrigs disease )?

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What is ALS ( lou gehrigs disease )?

Paralysis of muscles: Lou gehrig's disease is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The disease attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that run the muscles that we can normally control. The cause of the disease is not known. In about 10% it is genetic. People with lou gehrig's disease slowly become weak in the arms and legs, and can have difficulty speaking, swallowing, and breathing. ...Read more

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Is alzheimer's disease preventable?

Is alzheimer's disease preventable?

Somewhat: The most important is controlling you blood pressure and cholesterol level. It is also important to have physical exercise and keep mentally fit. Some studies indicate that drinking in moderation, eating fish and dark chocolate might decrease the risk. ...Read more

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Is alzheimer's disease hereditary?

Is alzheimer's disease hereditary?

Yes: Early onset alzheimers has a very large genetic component. Those who get the illness in their 60's, 70's or older have a much smaller genetic component contributing to their illness. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of celiac disease and vitimin B12 deficiency alike?

Are the symptoms of celiac disease and vitimin B12 deficiency alike?

Not really but: Celiac disease causes malabsorption and can cause vit deficiency and that will produce symptoms and signs of the vit B12 deficiency in untreated patients. These are two different conditions with different cause and there is nothing in common as celiac disease can cause in some cases vit B12 deficiency if not treated with gluten free diet. B12 deficiency causes anemia and neurological disorders. ...Read more

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Could namenda (memantine) stop the progression of alzheimer's disease?

Could namenda (memantine) stop the progression of alzheimer's disease?

Helps somewhat: Does not really stop progression, merely slows the deterioration somewhat and helps some of the associated issues such as agitation. But in combination with a cholinesterase inhibitor, may truly be very useful. ...Read more

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Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?

Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?

A bit: There are some hereditary factors but they are seemingly minor. If you have a first-degree relative with parkinson’s disease you are more likely to get it, but the risk is small (< 5 % according to mayo clinic reports). It can run very strongly in some families in rare situations of abnormalities of alpha-synuclein synthesis or protein disposal problems. ...Read more

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Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?

Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?

Sometimes: Parkinson disease is the most common cause of parkinsonism, a symptomatic triad of tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow movement. Most of parkinson disease is caused by contributions of multiple genes, no one of which is necessary nor sufficient, aided by poorly defined environmental factors. About seven types of parkinson disease are inherited in an autosomal dominant or recessive pattern. ...Read more

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Is a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Lyme disease?

No : There is no literature or study showing any correlation between Lyme disease a.nd B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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Can eating too much of vitamin B12 increase burning pain with a neuropathic disease?

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Can eating too much of vitamin B12 increase burning pain with a neuropathic disease?

Not likely: Vitamin B12 i is water soluble vitamin. Taking too much vitamin B12 can give you side effects, but not neuropathic pain. Because B12 is water soluble vitamin, the body excretes excess amounts in the urine instead of storing it. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What is the name of the disorder of the liver could result in excess vitamin B12 in the body?

What is the name of the disorder of the liver could result in excess vitamin B12 in the body?

Cirrhosis: Cirrosis, chronic hepatitis, may cause artifically elevated B12 as the liver store vit B12 and also prodcue the proteins that bind vit B12 in the blood. If the liver is sick, it can not produce the binding proteins and when measured vit B12 appears as it is elevated, as only the un-bound form of vit B12 is measured. ...Read more

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I'm getting my mom some vitamin B12 and some vitamin C and quercetin.The quercetin has 100mg of calicum in it with magnesium isit ok for parathyroid diease?

I'm getting my mom some vitamin B12 and some vitamin C and quercetin.The quercetin has 100mg of calicum in it with magnesium isit ok for parathyroid diease?

See below: Be careful with supplements that contain calcium for pts who have hyperparathyroidism , since serum calcium is usually high already. Additional calcium is usually avoided. Pls show supplements to her dr to be sure that they are ok to take. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins that can help prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Vit C, E, B's: It depends upon how far along in the Alzheimer's process how much prevention can occur. Need to clean up the diet, B-complex, vit C 500mg bid, Vit E 200IU/d as well as antioxidents in general are good ideas-need to see a good integrative Dr. to further evaluate and correct and imbalances-which would be specific to you, check vit D, homocysteine,Vit B12,fasting glucose and insulin to start ...Read more

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How effective are exercise and vitamin E for treating Alzheimer's disease?

How effective are exercise and vitamin E for treating Alzheimer's disease?

Not very: Taking vitamin E and exercising certainly can improve your health, but there is no known evidence that either of these are an effective treatment of actual Alzheimer's disease. Most nutrients can be absorbed from food, and in the case of Alzheimer's disease the problem is in the brain, and has some genetic precursors. Know the risk factors, and act appropriately to reduce them. ...Read more

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Which vitamin has been known to improve memory and slow the onset of alzheimer's disease?

Which vitamin has been known to improve memory and slow the onset of alzheimer's disease?

FDA: There have been promising reports for D, E, and C. However none are approved by the FDA for this purpose. In addition, Omega 3, coconut oil, olive oil, and tumeric are promising supplements, but not approved by FDA. ...Read more

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My aunt’s kidney functioning (GFR) is 40 (low). She is supplementing with vitamin B12 (1,000mcg) 1,600% RDA daily. Is this safe with CKD??

My aunt’s kidney functioning (GFR) is 40 (low). She is supplementing with vitamin B12 (1,000mcg) 1,600% RDA daily. Is this safe with CKD??

Not doing any good: At a gfr of 40 taking large dose of B12 is not doing any harm, but not doing any good either. It is just lightening your aunt's wallet. ...Read more

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Symptoms of vitamin B12 low?

Many: Main ones are: fatigue, neurological symptoms (like numbness ; tingling), GI symptoms (like nausea, GI upset) and weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on vitamin b12?

Virtually nontoxic: At any dose. I do not believe that you will find very much written on the toxic effects of B12 although I have had a couple of patients who took something on the order of 10x what I had prescribed them was already in the 10,000IU range so they were taking about 100,000IU daily for several weeks and the patient developed diarrhea. When he stopped that resident, within several days diarrhea stopped ...Read more

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What does high vitamin B12 mean?

Depends: It can mean that you have been taking B12 supplements! for other reasons, see http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency.Html. ...Read more

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What is the best use for vitamin b12?

Absolutely: B12 in the form of methyl cobalamin is necessary for numerous biochemical pathways. It can prevent psychoses, nerve tissue degeneration and megaloblastic anemia. Methyl B12 can be given safely at doses up to 3mg intramuscularly and can be given weekly in those patients who cannot absorb it through the GI tract. Otherwise, 2mg oraly is optimal. There are no known side-effects of having to much. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get vitamin b12?

Meat, supplements: The best dietary source of B12 is, surprisingly, clams. Beef liver is another good source, though i would only eat this if organic. Salmon & other fish, beef, dairy & eggs are also good sources. Many grains & cereals are fortified with b12. The most reliable vegan source is nutritional yeast but i advise vegans to take a B12 supp. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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What amount vitamin B12 should I take?

Depends: At your age if your intestinal track works okay you eat fish, chicken or meat at least three times a week, and you don't take any medicines like a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec for heartburn then you probably don't need any extra B12. Your doctor can confirm if you need. ...Read more

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What does vitamin B12 actually do for you?

When I started: Practice it was mainly used for pernicious anemia. Lately I have been reading about it use in alzheimer's disease. My spouse swears it give her energy. ...Read more

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What food sources of vitamin B12 actually work?

What food sources of vitamin B12 actually work?

B12: B12 principally derives from animal sources and eggs. Dairy has little. Select soy can provide some. More vegan foods are being supplemented with B12, as B12 defici,ency is common among vegans. See www.vegetarian.org.uk/factsheets/b12factsheet.html ...Read more

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Need help. Is 4500 mcg of vitamin B12 too much?

Yes, but...: It is too much, unless you have severe absorption problems, but 2500mcg should solve that. You will pee out the excess since it will shortly saturate your body supply and it is non toxic. You will pee out the excess! ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 pills benefits and side effaces??

Vitamin B12 pills benefits and side effaces??

Take only if needed: If you are vitamin B12 defecient, then a B12 supplement can help with anemia and nerve function. If you are not B12 defecient, the it will not help. Overdosing of Vitamin B12 can cause nerve dysfunction, diarrhea, and other side effects. My general advice is that if you do not have a vitamin defeciency, the a general multivitamin once daily is all that you need. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more