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What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin B12 For People With A Pinched Nerve
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...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 general multivitamin once daily is all that you need. ...Read more
Your B12 is certainly on the low side.
http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/b12-deficiency.html. ...Read more
Yes: In the early 19th century, scientists noted weakness and numbness with B12 deficiency. Recently, B12 has been shown to upregulate neurotrophic factors (chemicals [cytokines] that help nerve cells grow) & downregulate neurotoxic factors (chemicals that break down nerve cells). In other words, B12 helps nerve cells grow and prevents their destruction by naturally occurring brain chemicals. ...Read more
It can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months.
1) http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency
2) http://www.Webmd. Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more
What are the benefits of me taking fish oil pills daily? I am a 22-year-old male, I am also taking vitamin B12
Dr. I feel very nerves & stressed my vitamin B12 report show -156 observed value & 25dh vitamin -d3 shows -17.44 is this a reason of my behavior.
May be factors...: Lots of causes for stress and nervousness, including poor nutrition due to diet, disease, etc. Usually not the root cause, but certainly doesn't help the situation. Vitamin d deficiency not likely to be directly related to complaints noted. B12 deficiency can cause neutopsychiatric symptoms, not usually the ones you mention. Look for other factors as well. ...Read more
My vitamin B12 level was 76 for over a year.my levels are now fine.but neuropsychiatric symptoms still there.can it be a case of nerve damage?help
Maybe: The key in recovery from B12 deficiency is how quickly supplementation is started. I can't say but one year of deficiency certainly can cause some permanent injury. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more
If not treated:
B-12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy, problems with spinal cord dysfnctn (poor vibration and position sensations), and cognitive problems to the brain. Much may be reversible, but without timely treatment, problems will be persistent.
1000 mcg injections per month should suffice. ...Read more
Is there any test or scan to find out permanent nerve damage occurring due to vitamin B12 deficiency?
Yes: Usually in a young person with adequate replacemnt therapy (for life) the problems resolve. Somatosensory evoked potentials for cord involvemnt, ncv for periperal nerve involvment, cognitive testing and blood tests (cbc and b12) are available if problems persist beyond 1 year. Be sure to keep your serum B12 level above 350 or preferably above 450 if you've suffered neurological injury. ...Read more
I've had symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency for years, does it mean that ill have permanent nerve damage?
I read that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage if left untreated for months.is it true.?
Does taking vitamin B12 capsules help in regenerating nerves? I severely damaged my nerves at l5/s1, did disectomy, laminectomy but no improvement seen.
They said that nerves which damaged from Vitamin B12 deficiency couldn't be cured, is this means that if Anxiety or Depression from VB12 is Permanent?
Not necessarily: It's hard to find reliable information on this subject but I believe the nerve damage that's hard to heal is more the peripheral nerves than brain tissue. To treat neurological symptoms from B12 deficiency get the B12 level to at least 800 but also take a full B complex with the L-5MTHF form of folate (folic acid) & consider Fish Oil, Bacopa, Ashwagandha, American Ginseng, Acetyl-L-Carnitine and lipoic acid. ...Read more
Can untreated vitamin B12 Deficiency cause nerve damage? If yes, can it be seen through Nerve conduction study?
Yes and yes: Yes solidly objective B12 deficiency (by formal laboratory test) (usually implying pernicious anemia) can cause nerve damage. Yes, it can be seen on electrodiagnostics except at very early stage. Note that in true B12 deficiency taking oral B12 does not work because the cause is a stomach abnormality that prevents B12 absorption. Solidly objective tests can confirm. ...Read more
I am 21 years old. What will happen if I take vitamin B12 and omega 3 supplements every day at the prescribed amount? What benefits?
I'm 21 years old what benefits will taking vitamin B12 pills and fish oil pills do for me? I need more energy. What supplements can I take? Thanks.
Living Life: I know of no physician that would recommend vitamins or supplements to a healthy 21 yo male. Energy comes from being active, getting good sleep unencumbered by alcohol or other drugs. The most accurate advice would also to be living a life that includes very little sugars and regular cardiovascular exercise. One should not assume that pills will give you good health. Good health activities do. ...Read more
Causes neuropathy: But unusual to have an isolated mononeuropathy over arm and abdomen. If indeed this pattern of isolated nerve involvement fits a mono neuritis multiplex, one would wonder about another responsible disorder such as diabetes or arteritis. Vit B-12 problems are typically symmetrical and distal. Might investigate all of this further with your neurologist. ...Read more
I read that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause nerve damage.and nerve damage can cause psychosis and depression. Is it true?
Yes: That's why vegetarianism is so dangerous if you do not know EXACTLY what you are doing. There are other causes of B12 deficiency and not just pernicious anemia from stomach disease. However, this is not a common cause of depression in young people who do not have physical weakness / numbness. There are a hosts of other physical causes; a skilled psychiatrist will pick these up. ...Read more
Tingling, numbness & weakness in arms. Loss of reflexes & balance & feeling unsteady due to vitamin B12 deficiency. Does this suggest nerve damage?
You don't say which medication but it is safe to take B12 with all medications, but it should not be taken at the same time as tetracycline (take at least an hour apart). Many medications reduce absorption & thus increase our need for B12.
I advise sublingual or chewable methylcobalamin.
& http://bit.ly/1cBhjvn. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how deficient you are. Usually 2000mcg/day is recommended. Taking a form that is under the tongue is better absorbed. Balance with a b-complex. Consider shots if your blood levels are below 500. ...Read more
Hard to say: Though a vitamin, the injectable form of b-12 usually requires a prescription. Unless one has a significant case of pernicious anemia, some type of bowel problem or bowel surgery and a few other instances, b-12 by injection can be sujpplanted by oral or sublingual b-12. You should know your b-12 level if you are concerned and be careful. You can mask other problems. ...Read more
Intake + Absorption: Vitamin b12, aka cyanocobalamin, is common in a huge variety of foods; low intake rare. However, none of us absorb B12 directly. Instead, the cells of the upper? Of the stomach which secrete hydrochloric, hcl, acid also produce & secrete a protein, called intrinsic-factor, which binds b12. The small intestines absorb intrinsic-factor with whatever B12 is bound, & the B12 is thereby also absorbed. ...Read more