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Vitamin B12 And Liver Disease
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It does not!: Boredom is bad, but it has no known effect on B12 levels! ...Read more
My vitamin B12 is 1054 with normal being 221-700, what does this mean? It seems really high. My liver/kidney fine, I don't take suppliments
Ignore it: An elevated B12 is meaningful only if there are other obviously abnormal labs. ...Read more
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
My test results for hep C came back negative multiple times after 4 months. But I was told I have liver inflammation and above normal vitamin b12 and symptoms like headaches, tingling all over my body, etc. What could it be? Could my results me wrong
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not similar!: These diseases can coexist, but their symptoms are not similar! ...Read more
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?
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
Which is the safest form of Vitamin D for those with chronic liver disease? Borderline insufficiency, increased demand perhaps? Not sure dX yet
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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