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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

Dr. William Singer
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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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What mineral is part of vitamin b12?

What mineral is part of vitamin b12?

Cobalt: There is a tiny cobalt ion in the middle of this huge molecule. ...Read more

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What is the use of vitamin B12 in general?

What is the use of vitamin B12 in general?

B12: B12 injections are believed to boost energy, reduce stress symptoms & weight. ...Read more

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What all does vitamin B12 do for the body?

What all does vitamin B12 do for the body?

Vitamin B12: (cobalamin) supports development of myelin on nerves & red blood cells. It is sometimes called the "energy vitamin". REF: http://www.vitamins-and-health-facts.com/vitamin-b12-cobalamin-facts-benefits-overdose-deficiency-symptoms.html ...Read more

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Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

No: This is a water soluble vitamin and the body will lose excess by urination. However moderation is an important rule of thumb and there is no reason to take more than 1, 000 units a day even in documented deficiency. ...Read more

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Optional. How can I do vitamin B12 injections?

Optional. How can I do vitamin B12 injections?

Why?: If you think that you are B12 deficient, get it checked out. You don't take injections for fun or to "supply good health". ...Read more

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What does a high level of vitamin B12 do to me?

Nothing.: None toxic and will simply be urinated out, after your body's stores are filled. I take 2500mcg/day! for years! ...Read more

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Can a vitamin B12 cause someonr to forget words?

Can a vitamin B12 cause someonr to forget words?

B12 deficiency: Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause many problems, including anemia (along with folate (folic acid) deficiency); fatigue; weakness; weight loss; and neurological changes like numbness & tingling extremities, trouble with balance, and confusion, depression & dementia. The latter 2 can produce cognitive changes including trouble w/memory. Workup of this includes checking B12 & folate (folic acid) levels -- your doc can help! ...Read more

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What are the best natural ways to get vitamin b12?

Organ meats: Yes that's right. Organ meats such as liver are great sources. But unless you enjoy eating that kind of food, i recommend a pharmaceutical grade methyl-b12. I do not lke the cyano B12 becuase of the cyanide group attached to the b12. B12 is also known as cobalamin. ...Read more

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What effects can I expect if I take pure vitamin b12?

What effects can I expect if I take pure vitamin b12?

Sublingual B 12: For convenience, sublingual b 12 is the best choice. Oral b 12 has to travel through the GI system and most of it is destroyed. If you take the kind that melts under your tongue it will go directly into your blood stream and will you absorb most of it. Peace and good health. Helpful for vegetarians, low energy, more. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 422ng/l, will raising this be of any benefit?

Yes: Your B12 is certainly on the low side.
http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/b12-deficiency.html. ...Read more

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Is there any way to increase vitamin B12 clearance from the body from taking too much?

Don't worry: You can't overdose on it. Anybody who may have suggested otherwise is mistaken. You can overdose on vitamin a and vitamin d. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 really give u energy ?

Does vitamin B12 really give u energy ?

Perception: Many people perceive a feeling of increased energy with b12. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get too much vitamin b12?

Is it dangerous to get too much vitamin b12?

Vit. B12: B vitamins do not stay in your body and if not used by you they are excreted in the urine, therefore excessive amounts of B12 will not hurt you. ...Read more

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Any relation between diabetic and vitamin b12?

Any relation between diabetic and vitamin b12?

Diabetes & B12: Well, what comes to mind is B12 deficiency that can be caused by metformin, which is a common diabetic medication. Also B12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy similar to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take too much vitamin b12? Im taking 2500mcg daily.

No: It's very safe. If you are taking it as an oral supplement, be sure you are able to absorb it by this route -- many people who are deficient cannot. Your physician knows how to tell. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im 22 and taking a vitamin B12 everyday. Is that bad? What will it do for me?

Im 22 and  taking a  vitamin B12 everyday. Is that bad? What will it do for me?

Probably won't hurt: But may not help. Vitamin B12 is important for the functioning of every cell in the body. It is only available in animal products as plants cannot make it, so if you are vegan it is important to supplement with vitamins. There are many other reasons to take it - long term antacid use is one thing that can lower B12 absorption. Some people need methyl b12, the active form . See mthfr.Net. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 cause bloating?

Does vitamin B12 cause bloating?

B12: Does not cause bloating. Sometimes pill additves and fillers have allergens like corn starch that may cause bloating. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 inhibit muscle growth?

Can vitamin B12 inhibit muscle growth?

No : B12 does not inhibit muscle growth, in fact it's a natural part of our body. It is essential in making dna, the genetic material in all living cells, and is involved in cellular metabolism. B12 lowers homocysteine levels, a protein that has been associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and dementia. Adding B12 injections should increase your energy level and improve your mood! ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin B12 while pregnant?

Yes: Yes, but be reasonable. A good thing to take is a prenatal vitamin. If you take that and a balanced diet, you will be fine. Babies need certain amounts of vitamins, but not mega-doses. Ask you ob-gyn what a good pnv is, as they likely have all kinds of samples from various drug reps. ...Read more

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Is taking vitamin B12 good for more energy?

Is taking vitamin B12 good for more energy?

No: Vitamin B12 is commonly thought of as a vitamin that improves energy. This is a common misconception. Individuals who have B12 deficiency may become anemic causing tiredness. In these individuals, a B12 shot will improve anemia and thus improve energy. However, non-anemic individuals who receive a B12 injection will not have more energy. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would vitamin B12 1500 mcg give me energy?

Depends: If your fatigue is due to a B12 deficiency, then yes, correcting that deficiency would improve your energy levels. ...Read more

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Is 1500 pg/ml blood result for vitamin B12 dangerous?

Is 1500 pg/ml blood result for vitamin B12 dangerous?

No: It probably means that B12 is accumulating and not being used. Folate (folic acid) may be high also. In a case that i reported, symptoms disappeared and B12 and folate (folic acid) dropped to normal levels when the patient received large doses of b1. (lonsdale d. Recurrent febrile lymphadenopathy treated with large doses of vitamin b1: report of two cases. Dev pharmacol ther 1980;1:254-64. Ask your doc: see if he can find. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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