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What does vitamin B12 actually do for you?

What does vitamin B12 actually do for you?

When I started: Practice it was mainly used for pernicious anemia. Lately I have been reading about it use in alzheimer's disease. My spouse swears it give her energy. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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


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What does vitamin B12 do for my heart?

What does vitamin B12 do for my heart?

Nothing: Studies on vitamins (unfortunately conducted basically only in men) have shown no benefit - they don't reduce cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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

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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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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How often can I get SC vit. B12 inj. If I don't have a deficiency but just want an extra boost of the vitamin?

How often can I get SC vit. B12 inj. If I don't have a deficiency but just want an extra boost of the vitamin?

No good interval : Before you start such a program you need discuss this with your physician and if your physician agrees you should have a baseline blood value of your vitamin B 12 before you start . There should be little downside of who doing this ...Read more

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How does the hospital do a vitamin deficiency test?

How does the hospital do a vitamin deficiency test?

Blood tests: Blood tests can be done for a number of vitamins, if there is clinical concern for vitamin deficiency due to symptoms, physical exam, diet, or medical history. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of singular and how does it help asthma. Do you have to take 10 mg or 5... does it matter. Im a lightwieght?

What are the common side effects of singular and how does it help asthma. Do you have to take 10 mg or 5... does it matter. Im a lightwieght?

Singulair (montelukast): Although I've never encountered anyone who has had trouble with side effects from Singulair; the package insert will give you the full listing. The adult dose is 10mg. That's what you need to have it work, as prescribed. ...Read more

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What does a steroid shot do for pharyngitis ? Does it kill the cause ?

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What does a steroid shot do for pharyngitis  ? Does it kill the cause ?

Anti-inflammatory;no: Presumably you're referring to a corticosteroid shot rather than an anabolic steroid such as testosterone. Various forms of Prednisone (steroid) can be given as pill or shot, even as cream, all acting as anti-inflammatory to cut down on swelling. However, it doesn't "kill the cause" which is most likely due to either a virus or bacteria. If the latter, need antibiotics. If former, just time. ...Read more

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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

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If i just got a B12 shot n gonna for 4 more weeks n then 1 a month for B12 defieciency is it good 2 take additional B12 in pill form daily?

The : The usual reason for getting B12 shots is that your B12 level is low either because you don't eat meat or you can't absorb vitamin b12. This is something that happens in older people. If you can't absorb it, taking it in pill form won't help. If the B12 is low because you are a vegan, oral B12 might help. ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel a difference from vitamin B12 injection i have mgus neuropathy and they said i was very low. 1pill a day 1injection. G?

How long does it take to feel a difference from vitamin B12 injection
i have mgus neuropathy and they said i was very low.  1pill a day  1injection. G?

Quick: Improvement of B12 deficiency symptoms with B12 injection can be fairly rapid, with some patients reportedly feeling more energetic the same day. Neuropathy may or may not be due to B12 deficiency, and as such, improvement may be variable. ...Read more

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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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I have interstitial cystitis.I want to know if taken vitamin B2 (riboflavin) will make it get worst? I know B12 does.

I have interstitial cystitis.I want to know if taken vitamin B2 (riboflavin) will make it get worst? I know B12 does.

It depends...: Not everybody with interstitial cystitis reacts the same way. Many do find that a b complex irritates their bladder, but often they can tolerate some b's individually. Some find b6 and B12 irritating while others have no problem with those. Vitamin b2 is not particularly irritating to the bladder but the only way to find out how it affects you is to try it. Start with a low dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it not a good idea to get vitamin b12 shots if I am on geodon (ziprasidone)? Are there any drawbacks to getting vitamin b12 shots?

Why B12 shots: What do you aim to achieve with B12 shots. If you are not deficient in B12, there is nothing to be gained by taking the shots. You should discuss it with the doctor who is prescribing you deodon. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 42 I have had a total hysterectomy what are foods i can use for hormonal replacement & how does it affect?

What to do if i'm 42 I have had a total hysterectomy what are foods i can use for hormonal replacement & how does it affect?

No effective options: You could get some estrogen from dietary sources. Yams are know to contain estrogen similar to what is contained in prescription medications. However, a woman would need to consume 24 pounds of yams each day to just to get the lowest effective dose of estrogen usually prescribed for menopausal women. There are no reliable and safe non presciption forms of estrogen replacement. ...Read more

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How long does it take to reverse a B12 deficiency?

As soon as you : Receive an injection of B12 the deficiency will be relieved. However it may take time for some of the effects of B12 deficiency, such as neuropathy and low blood counts to correct. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a safe amount of iron and vitamin B12 to take when pregnant?

B12 is safe: Any amount of b 12 is safe since excess is eliminated-but more than contained in a prenatal vitamin is wasted some iron is advisable and again any amount is safe since only a small portion is absorbed. A practical dose for most patients is the usual prenatal vitamin once daily and one additional iron pill after a later meal. ...Read more

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How long does supplementation take to fix a B12 level of 159.8? What is the best form of B12 to take?

Sublingual B12: Is much more bioavailable than oral b12. You get more in you system this way. It takes several months to raise your B12 level significantly w/out injections. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What test do I need to take to see if I am vitamin B12 deficient as well as what kind of dr administers the injections? Where can I go? Need help!

What test do I need to take to see if I am vitamin B12 deficient as well as what kind of dr administers the injections? Where can I go? Need help!

Simple blood test: Any lab can administer this test. Injections are the least preferred method to get sufficient vitamin b12. Get it from food such as wild salmon, sea kelp, and other sea vegetables. Don't let someone stick you with a needle if you can avoid it. Just a way to make money for some doctors and other health care providers. ...Read more