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Why might ldh be elevated in B12 deficiency?

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 more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency (Definition)

Occurs when there is a lack of absorption or intake from diet. Symptoms can ...Read more


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In B12 deficiency, if autoantibodies are within normal range could it be thst they were elevated in the past? Thank you in advance

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 more

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What does B12 deficiency cause?

Anemia: The most common complication of B12 deficiency is anemia. Pernicious anemia, which is an autoimmune process that can cause profound B12 deficiency, is associated also with neurologic symptoms such as weakness/numbness/tingling, memory problems, personality changes. The tongue can become shiny and sore. Symptoms respond to vitamin B12 supplementation, frequently injections if pernicious anemia. ...Read more

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How do I improve my B12 deficiency?

How do I improve my B12 deficiency?

Monthly B12: Injections. Tablets can also supplement daily. But the source of your deficient level should be discussed with your internist. ...Read more

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B12 deficiency cause pts become aggrasive?

B12 deficiency cause pts become aggrasive?

May be: Vit B12 plays important role in normal functioning of brain and nervous system. Deficiency is known to cause cognitive impairment and behavior disturbances in elderly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have B12 deficiency is this bad?

What to do if I have B12 deficiency is this bad?

Pernicious Anemia: Vitamin B12 is crucial for the formation of red blood cells, as well as the good functioning and health of nerve tissue. A definciency in this vitamin can lead to anemia and the associated symptoms of fatigue, aches, malaise, etc. It is often treatable with replacement of the vit b-12 and laboratory monitoring. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to expect if my current state of B12 deficiency persists?

B12 injections: B 12 deficiency can be easily treated with injections of b12. Once a month is more than enough, less frequent may be adequate, but at least twice a year. If you get treatment, you should not have issues from B12 deficiency, though the reason for why you have deficiency should also be addressed. ...Read more

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Should strenuos exercise be avoided if one has B12 deficiency?

Not necessarily: First of all, its not too difficult to up your B12 even if you are a vegan, you can take it sublingually. Second, I think the bigger problem is the paresthesias, and pain. Those will inhibit exercise more than the B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What to do if I have B12 deficiency, this is not that bad is it?

Pernicious anemia: Vitamin B12 is crucial for the formation of red blood cells, as well as the good functioning and health of nerve tissue. A definciency in this vitamin can lead to anemia and the associated symptoms of fatigue, aches, malaise, etc. It is often treatable with replacement of the vit b-12 and laboratory monitoring. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Help! Can B12 deficiency run in families?

Help! Can B12 deficiency run in families?

Possible: The B12 deficiency from lack of the cofactor for absorption from the stomach could "run in families". ...Read more

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Could hemochromatosis cause B12 deficiency?

Could hemochromatosis cause B12 deficiency?

Possibly indirectly: The principle treatment for iron overload due to hereditary hemochromatosis is phlebotomy--removing blood/red blood cells. Other important nutrients such as B12 and folic acid are also removed. Many hematologists recommend supplementing vitamins B12, B6 & folic acid to help support the blood when a patient is receiving regular phlebotomy. A daily multivitamin/mineral is a good place to start. ...Read more

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What happens to hemoglobin in B12 deficiency?

What happens to hemoglobin in B12 deficiency?

It decreases: In B12 deficiency, anemia develops, blood cells enlarge, and the hemoglobin declines. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of B12 deficiency?

B12 Deficiency: B12 deficiency can lead to anemia, with symptoms of fatigue, tiredness and exercise related shortness of breath. Neurological symptoms include numbness, parasthesias (tingling of hand and feet), decreased reflexes, ataxia (difficulty walking). Psychiatric symptoms include dementia, personality changes, psychosis, and impaired memory. ...Read more

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Can a B12 deficiency cause loss of smell and taste?

Can a B12 deficiency cause loss of smell and taste?

Doubtful: Your question is very concerning. You're a diabetic, you state you are sad, and you're just reported loss of smell and taste. These need to be worked up. Is it you antidepressant medication? This is infamous. Do you have nasal polyps? Easy to fix. If you are also B12 deficient, this is extremely serious and needs to be worked up and addressed. But it's probably not the cause. ...Read more

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Is light headedness connected with vit B12 deficiency?

Is light headedness connected with vit B12 deficiency?

Yes, but...: Vitamin B12 deficiency is surprisingly common and becomes more common as we age. It can cause dozens of different symptoms including lightheadedness, but there are many other possible causes of lightheadedness, so this deserves further evaluation. See www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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How easy is it to lose weight despite a B12 deficiency?

How easy is it to lose weight despite a B12 deficiency?

B12 weight loss: An issue with b12, which is easily correctable, and the ability to lose weight have never been directly connected. ...Read more

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Is neuronal demylenation due to B12 deficiency reversible?

Partly: Good question from a med student. Vegetarian's myelopathy is all-too-familiar and it regresses at least some. Here's one of the unlucky ones: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17616346 forgive me, but I can't grant any moral high ground to someone who paralyzes himself. ...Read more

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Can you have a B12 deficiency and have 'normal' serum B12 levels?

Yes: Vitamin B 12 is used inside the cell and is the reason why measuring vitamins in the blood does not give you an answer that is practical. ...Read more

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B12 deficiency. I take cobalamin. Should I be taking Methylcobalam instead?

B12 deficiency. I take cobalamin. Should I be taking Methylcobalam instead?

Methylcobalamin best: You must be taking cyanocobalamin (most common) or hydroxocobalamin. These are both effective but methylcobalamin has some significant advantages and is the optimal form to take if possible.
See http://centraldrugsrx. Com/doctorblog/comments/brief-comparison-of-the-three-formulations-of-vitamin-b12
and http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html for more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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