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Vitamin B12 Deficiancy
Is vitamin B12 deficiancy related to cervicall cancer? I have abnormal cells "highgrade dyskaryosis' and wondered if it was related? Thankyou
Possibly: B12 is important in many things, and it is theoretically possible for deficiency to affect your cycle by shifting the balance of your thyroid hormones. However, most people with B12 deficiency usually experience other symptoms. If there is a menstrual cycle problem, look for other causes as well. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/b12-deficiency.html. ...Read more
What is the best frequency of vitamin B12 injection, if somebody doesn't have any deficiency but prefers to have shot?
If there is no: Measurable need for additional b 12 you are better off not taking it. If you are a vegetarian you need to keep an eye on your b 12 level via a lab test w/your doc. Meat is our primary source of b 12. In general, sublingual b 12 tablets that melt under the tongue is a good way to absorb b 12. Oral b 12 goes through the GI system and most of it is lost. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Anemia is main: There are many symptoms of B12 deficiency. The most prominent is a type of anemia where your red blood cells are decreased in number, increased in size, and decreased in color. Since they are not normal, they do not carry oxygen like they're supposed to. As B12 deficiency worsens, the anemia gets worse and you get weaker and sicker. You also have trouble with thinking and brain function, etc.. ...Read more
B12 for red cells: Many people are B12 deficient. It's an important nutrient in red blood cell and nerve development. Symptoms of deficiency include: weakness, fast heart beat, pale skin, easy bruising, tingling or numbness in fingers and toes, difficulty walking, depression, memory loss and dementia. A significant factor in causes of this deficiency is the use of acid-reducing drugs for gerd. ...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. There are no known side-effects of having to much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If in pill form you may not be able to absorb it (often the case) thats why we have sublingual and intramuscular forms. ...Read more
What foods has vitamin b12.If its to big a question what site should I go to look it all up.I have vitamin B12 Deficiency.I'm getting injections?
Injection best way: Vitamin B12 is present in animal proteins, including dairy. However, people deficient in B12 usually have problems absorbing B12, even when their dietary intake is normal. Injection bypasses the intestine and provides a sure way of getting enough B12 in the body. It is an essential vitamin, so stay with injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B12 1000mcg: !000mcg B12 daily will help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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