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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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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can liver problems cause low levels of vitamin D and vitamin b12?

Yes, but other: Causes are more common. You may not taking enough of these vitamins with your diet. Try taking 5000 units of vitamin D3 daily for three months and retest. B12 is more complicated, if you have poor absorption you will need injection of B12. For now try taking about 50 micrograms of B12 daily by mouth and recheck in about 3 months. ...Read more

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My dad has normal tests of liver and kidneys. Also normal urine test, vitamin b12, heart, mch, wbc, and no tumor. But got macrocytic anemia. Why?

My dad has normal tests of liver and kidneys. Also normal urine test, vitamin b12, heart, mch, wbc, and no tumor. But got macrocytic anemia. Why?

Labs: How high is the MCV and how low is the Hb? A blood B12 can be misleading in come cases, a more definite test is needed, called Methylmalonic acid acid level along with RBC folate level and not just a pure folic acid level. If they are normal. In some cases a Homcystine level may be needed. Best of luck ...Read more

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

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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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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Is taking vitamin pills with liver disease generally considered safe?

Is taking vitamin pills with liver disease generally considered safe?

Generally yes: Taking a multivitamin in a patient with liver disease is generally safe, if the dose does not exceed the daily recommended allowance (dwa) and should not routinely contain iron, which can be elevated in some patients with liver disease. In addition, vit. A should not be taken in doses over the dwa. Patients with cirrhosis often have deficiencies in vit. D, zinc and magnesium. Ask ur hepatologist. ...Read more

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Does low vitamin d correlate with liver disease? Chronic elevated ALT and vit d is 12.8. Waiting for other blood work to rule out other conditions.

Does low vitamin d correlate with liver disease? Chronic elevated ALT and vit d is 12.8. Waiting for other blood work to rule out other conditions.

Possible-EducateSelf: Probably different issues. Study http://www. Cdc. Gov/nutritionreport/99-02/pdf/nr_ch2b.Pdf ; http://www. Vitamindcouncil. Org for intro. Have seen alts in the 40, 000 range: people with type a hepatitis. Alkp, alt, ast high conc. Inside liver cells, typically very low outside, thus ↑ a very non-specific marker of liver cell injury. Huge no. Possibilities; not simple! Lowfat, hisugar foods common basis. ...Read more

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I have fatty liver disease with cirrhosis. I take 800 mg. Vitamin e. Recent blood work shows almost normal count. Can I try green coffee bean extract?

I have fatty liver disease with cirrhosis. I take 800 mg. Vitamin e. Recent blood work shows almost normal count. Can I try green coffee bean extract?

Good: Ok as long as you don't drink alcohol, unfortunately it a progressive disease. You have to be under good medical supervision, some end stage liver disease patients need liver transplantation. ...Read more

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Symptoms of vitamin B12 low?

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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What's 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??

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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Please suggest what foods are rich in vitamin b12?

Please suggest what foods are rich in vitamin b12?

Usually meats: Liver, eggs, pork, corned beef, turkey, shellfish. ...Read more

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When should you consider getting a Vitamin B12 shot?

Get tested for defi: Injectable B12 is indicated in the treatment of pernicious anemia. B12 by mouth or injection is also indicated in proven cases of B12 deficiency. Many physicians give B12 shots routinely more as a placebo than for any other reason. You can have your B12 level tested by your physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of taking an overdose of vitamin b12?

What are the symptoms of taking an overdose of vitamin b12?

Vitamin B12 overdose: Too much vitamin B12 can cause mild diarrhea, skin rashes, hives, breathing problems, heart palpitations, panic attacks, and insomnia. The symptoms typically disappear within a few hours, as the excess B12 is flushed from the system, so no specific treatment is required. ...Read more

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What are good fortified food sources of vitamin b12 for vegans?

What are good fortified food sources of vitamin b12 for vegans?

Best to supplement: Trace amounts of the cyanocobalamin form of B12 can be found added to cereals, non-dairy milks, meat substitutes and one type of Red Star Yeast. But it may not be enough and our bodies have to convert it to methylcobalamin, which some people do poorly. Why not take 1000 mcg of methylcobalamin? Even doing that a 2 or 3 times a week should insure you get adequate B12. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you take too much vitamin b12?

Yes: Nothing :)

there is no known toxic dose of b12.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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