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Can pernicious anemia or severe vitamin B12 deficiency cause chronic non-specific duodenitis??

Can pernicious anemia or severe vitamin B12 deficiency cause chronic non-specific duodenitis??

Not clear: No clear evidence for the causal-effect relationship between the two. PA is an autoimmue-mediated destruction of parietal cells in stomach, resuling in impairmnent of B12 absorption. Certainly it is possible that pernicious anemia may co-exist or exacerbate duodenitis via immune process or loss of balance in duodenal fluid, or anemia. But the causal-effect relationship is not well established. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control ...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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How 2 differentiate between age related dementia & Alzheimer?Which lld be first taken donepezil or memantine in both case?Other suggestions of Med?

How 2 differentiate between age related dementia & Alzheimer?Which lld be first taken donepezil or memantine in both case?Other suggestions of Med?

AD vs ARCD: Typically the impairment of age related cognitive decline (ARCD) is not as severe as Alzheimer's (AD). Many cases of early AD are first diagnosed as age related until the impairment becomes more severe then the diagnosis of AD is made. I have used Aricept and Namenda (memantine) simultaneously in AD. Med choice based on response and side effect profile. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How might forgetfulness from multi-infarct dementia interfere with elder safety needs?

How might forgetfulness from multi-infarct dementia interfere with elder safety needs?

Particularly if : Short term memory is effected, the older person may not remember they left the stove on, or may not remember they need to use a walker. ...Read more

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Pat.With dm and ht present with ischemic cva(> 1/3 MCA distribution) ECG show af. When we start anticoagulant?

Pat.With dm and ht present with ischemic cva(> 1/3 MCA distribution)  ECG show af. When we start anticoagulant?

Good question: There is multitude of factors affecting anticoagulant therapy, patient's current physicians will analyze these factors and they should make the decision. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause frequent pvcs (benign) daily? Bupropion XL 150mg 3x daily, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, or the combo? Also take 200mg modafinil, levothroid 88mcg.

What could cause frequent pvcs (benign) daily? Bupropion XL 150mg 3x daily, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, or the combo?  Also take 200mg modafinil, levothroid 88mcg.

Your medications: The Modafinil is a stimulant which can cause abnormal hearth rhythms. Your levothroid, if not properly dosed could do it as well, ask your doctor for a blood test to make sure that dose is not too high for you. Being 58 years old, you could have heart problems unrelated to the medications. You should see a doctor to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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B12 defiency can cause anorexia?

B12 defiency can cause anorexia?

Generally not but if: B12 deficiency is relatively common and if mild, often cause no symptoms. If deficiency is chronic and more severe, anemia may develop, fatigue, irritability, and nerve damage may occur. Severe deficiency can lead to dementia as well. Any of these condition, if severe, can cause secondary etc..B12 is an important vitamin and treatment is relatively easy/inexpensive..Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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A blood test showed that i'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

A blood test showed that i'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

B12: this low will likely cause dementia, spinal cord degeneration and peripheral neuropathy. Keep your level above 550 for the rest of your life. Recovery takes about a year in a young person. I suggest you take liquid sublingual weekly for 3 months then bi weekly thereafter. Its important to check a level after you cut back to twice a month. Use 1 1/2 dropper and hold it under the tongue for 30 sec. ...Read more

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Age 39 Smoker Male, Blood Sugar Normal; TIA Stroke 1 week back.Taking Ecosprin AV75. MRI Brain: Tiny ischemic foci on both froantal lobe. Any risk?

Age 39 Smoker Male, Blood Sugar Normal; TIA Stroke 1 week back.Taking Ecosprin AV75. MRI Brain: Tiny ischemic foci on both froantal lobe. Any risk?

Yes..serious stroke: Your info suggests brain vascular problems that are causing ischemia (reduced blood flow to brain tissue) which until now has been mild or transient but unless you quit smoking , among other preventive measures, you risk more serious ischemic brain injury or stroke ...Read more

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12 years post op rny, iron 20 & vitamin d at 10. Seeing a new dr that hasn't worked with deficient gastric bypass, is 325ferrous 3x and 2000d 1x okay?

12 years post op rny, iron 20 & vitamin d at 10. Seeing a new dr that hasn't worked with deficient gastric bypass, is 325ferrous 3x and 2000d 1x okay?

Nutrition!: A gastric bypass is a very complex nutrition situation. If your physician has not dealt with it much i would suggest asking for a referral to a nutritionist or a bariatric center. That being said, the dosage of iron is fda approved treatment for iron deficiency, and the vitamin d is a reasonable amount. You have many nutrient levels that should be monitored and carefully watched! ...Read more

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Vit d 6.84 ng/ml, can cause only legweaknes(on and off) low energy(on and off), hairloss. So low vit d causes any other symptoms? Is sunlight enough?

Vit d 6.84 ng/ml, can cause only legweaknes(on and off) low energy(on and off), hairloss. So low vit d causes any other symptoms? Is sunlight enough?

This level is low!: This vitamin d level is very low. Vitamin d not only helps your body absorb calcium much better, it also affects your muscle and core strength. We don't recommend spending too much time getting sunlight as as the primary source of vitamin d, due to the risk of skin cancer! see your doctor for a temporary high dose of vitamin d to 'catch you up', then take 1000-2000 units of vitamin d3 daily. ...Read more

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Fatigue studies (CFS?): For poor concentration & memory, could a neurologist help? Current specialist advisors: sleep, rheumat., endocrin., immun. MDs

Fatigue studies (CFS?): For poor concentration & memory, could a neurologist help? Current specialist advisors: sleep, rheumat., endocrin., immun. MDs

Team: If your team has all of these physicians on the case, adding a neurologist may be superfluous. One physician should be coordinating your care in order to access the expertise of the others. ...Read more

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Triglycerides 453 hi. Glucose 132H.Bun 26H. Hemoglobin 11.7 low. Hematocrit 37.5 L. Mchc 31.2 L. RDW 15.5 H. MICROALB CREAT 240 H. VitD 22 L. Father60 and Diabetic . Rest of Cbc and othere normal. What could this be?

Triglycerides 453 hi. Glucose 132H.Bun 26H. Hemoglobin 11.7 low. Hematocrit 37.5 L. Mchc 31.2 L. RDW 15.5 H. MICROALB CREAT 240 H. VitD 22 L. Father60 and Diabetic . Rest of Cbc and othere normal. What could this be?

Need good care: You need to be under the care of a competent physician who can keep your diabetes under control and find the cause of your anemia, which i suspect is due to iron deficiency from blood being lose somewhere. We can't solve it here. If you have a specific question, let us know. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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