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What are the benefits of vitamin b12?

What are the benefits of vitamin b12?

Several: Primarily, B12 supports the production of red blood cells and supports the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves all over your body). ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

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


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Vitamin B12 pills benefits and side effaces??

Vitamin B12 pills benefits and side effaces??

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

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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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Can vitamin B12 helps with nerve regeneration?

Can vitamin B12 helps with nerve regeneration?

Maybe help!: If you are B12 deficient, absolutely. But it is prudent to take B12 if you have nerve damage from any cause! ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 deficiency cause brain and nerve problems?

Does vitamin B12 deficiency cause brain and nerve problems?

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

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How effective is the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency even when it has affected the nerves?

How effective is the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency even when it has affected the nerves?

Maybe: It can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months.
Links:
1) http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency
2) http://www.Webmd. Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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Can a vitamin B12 deficiency cause permanent nerve damage?

Can a vitamin B12 deficiency cause permanent nerve damage?

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

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Is there any test or scan to find out permanent nerve damage occurring due to vitamin B12 deficiency?

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

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I've had symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency for years, does it mean that ill have permanent nerve damage?

I've had symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency for years, does it mean that ill have permanent nerve damage?

Correct diagnosis?: B12 deficiency can cause spinal cord (subacute combined degeneration) or peripheral nerve problems, but usually is treatable with B12 injections. ...Read more

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I read that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage if left untreated for months.is it true.?

Yes: Besides for anemia maybe 12 deficiency can cause neurologic problems. This would be very unusual in somebody your age but this is something you need to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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 am 21 years old.  What will happen if I take vitamin B12 and omega 3 supplements every day at the prescribed amount? What benefits?

Nothing: At your age, unless you have specific medical conditions that require those items, the supplements would be of no use at all. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause Musculocutaneous nerve and ILiohypogastric nerve damage?

Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause Musculocutaneous nerve and ILiohypogastric nerve damage?

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

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I read that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause nerve damage.and nerve damage can cause psychosis and depression. Is it true?

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

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Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Yes, however...: 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.
See http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b12-cobalamin
& http://bit.ly/1cBhjvn. ...Read more

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How much vitamin B12 should one take daily?

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

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How and where can I give myself a 2ml shot of vitamin b12?

How and where can I give myself a 2ml shot of vitamin b12?

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

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Can vitamin B12 help with anxiety?

Can vitamin B12 help with anxiety?

No Data: As far as I know there is no scientific results showing vitamins reduce anxiety. Perhaps, you should try to do some relaxation technique such as meditation and yoga, seek CBT with a counselor, exercise or get antianxiety medication ...Read more

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What causes high vitamin B12 levels?

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

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I have chrons can I take vitamin b12?

I have chrons can I take vitamin b12?

Yes: In fact, it might be a good idea. Crohn's patients who do not have good control may have trouble absorbing B12 in the termal ileum. Your physician is a good guide here. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 really give u energy?

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

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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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