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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 more
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
Many things cause: Liver inflamation besides Hep C. You need further testing. ...Read more
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
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
Vitamin D: Can't answer til I know your current vitamin D level and dosing. ...Read more
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
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 more
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
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
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
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
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
Usually meats: Liver, eggs, pork, corned beef, turkey, shellfish. ...Read more
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
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
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
there is no known toxic dose of b12.
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