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Why Might Ldh Be Elevated In B12 Deficiency
RBC breakdown: Ldh enzyme (subtype 4h) is very abundant in red blood cells and heart muscle. In vit B12 deficiency there is high destruction of red cells in the bone marrow and in the blood vessels. As rbcs ruptures they release their inner content into the blood stream and this causing elevation of ldh levels in the bloodstream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B12 deficiency can be due to a lack of absorption or intake from diet. Since B12 is primarily found in animal products (e.g., dairy, egg, meat, etc.) vegetarians are more at risk. A deficiency is suspected when rbcs increase in size (e.g., high MCV and/or MCH in cbc) and can cause megaloblastic anemia. Symptoms can include fatigue and neuropathy. It is best corrected with ...Read more
In B12 deficiency, if autoantibodies are within normal range could it be thst they were elevated in the past? Thank you in advance
Malabsorption: There are many other possible causes for B12 deficiency besides autoimmunity: any cause of malabsorption anywhere in the digestive tract from the stomach to the large intestine can eventually cause B12 deficiency. If you are proven deficient, get regular B12 injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It might but...: I searched & found sites claiming lack of lunula indicate B12 deficiency but have found no objective evidence to support this- it may be true for some but there is no proof. Others say it means hypothyroidism or poor circulation. I don't think anyone knows for sure! see http://www.Healingwell.Com/community/default.Aspx?F=30&m=1630799 & http://www.Normanallan.Com/med/askdr/finger.Html#moons. ...Read more
If someone has a B12 deficiency due to alcoholism will simply quitting drinking and improving diet work to restore the levels or are supplements and shots needed? I realize this might be a "there's no clear, definite answer" kind of question.
Depends : If the B12 def was due to diet, it takes yrs to deplete liver stores. Alcohol can cause chronic gasritis. This can lead to factor R or intrinsic factor issues which despite stopping alcohol may not improve B12 absorption. Suggest get labs checked and consider high dose oral or IM B12 and also folic acid replacement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with a B12 deficiency 5 years ago had a level in the low 200 and neuro symptoms. I was given one shot and 30 days of pills and i still have a lot of symptoms.I was retested in the 500's. What should I do?
See below: Weakness and fatigue Light-headedness and dizziness Palpitations and rapid heartbeat Shortness of breath A sore tongue that has a red, beefy appearance Nausea or poor appetite Weight loss Diarrhea Yellowish tinge to the skin and eyes Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet dementia memory loss depression muscle weakness irritability ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx 10/29 with B12 deficiency level was 169. Have had 5 shots since. Want to know if this makes me more susceptible to other illnesses? Get sick a lot.
Almost right!: Does B12 deficiency increase susceptibility to other illness? Your B12 deficiency is not a disease, it is the result of a disease process, e.g., inflammatory bowel disease or.Autoimmune disease. The first can make you feel ill, the latter may increase risk of infectious, endocrine, rheumatic and other diseases, finding the cause of the low B12 important (!) to inform your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out I have B12 deficiency. My B12 level was 169. Can someone tell me exactly what this means and what else it can cause. ?
Try sublingual B12: Agree with dr. Patel's answer. Band, for those who cannot take B12 injections, new studies have shown that a sublingual (under the tongue) dissolving B12 tablet raises B12 levels as well as injections. Both bypass the digestive tract and go straight to the blood stream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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