Is hair loss due to vitamin B12 deficiency is reversible???

In short - YES. Hair loss / thinning due to vitamin B12 deficiency can sometimes be treated by taking oral b-complex vitamins. However, there are instances where you may need injections of vitamin B12 (usually given monthly). It depends on the reason you have developed the vitamin deficiency. Is it because of a vegetarian diet? Or is it due to some intestinal malabsorption problem? Best to check with your doctor.

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Doe vitamin B12 deficiency (due to tropical sprue) can cause hair loss at hairline??? And is this type of hair loss is reversible???

Hairloss. Since the growth of hair requires several things including nutrition, vitamins and hormones, having tropical sprue would definitely cause your body to be stressed thus possibly lead to some hair loss. This type of hair loss is known as telogen effluvium. Usually will resolve when the underlying problem is taken care of. Read more...

Been sick four years. Collapsed twenty times. Staph infection, loss of hair, low cortisol. Vitamin B12 deficiency, food allergies. Feel cold, very?

See an. infectious disease doctor. Vitamin B12 deficiency is easy to treat. Use sublingual B 12 tabs, not the kind you swallow. If you know what foods you are sensitive to avoid them. Many health issues today are lifestyle related. You can manage a lot of this. Peace and good health. Read more...
Immunologist , endo. You appear to have multiple issues which involve the endocrine as well as immune systems. You need to consult an immunologist at an university center as well as an endocrinologist. If you are in the older age group, you need to be evaluated for pernicious anemia which may be the cause for your low B12. You should be on cortisol replacement. Has food allergies limited your dietary intake? Read more...

Are the neurological symptoms from vitamin B12 deficiency reversible?

Not Always. The progression of neurologic complications is generally gradual. They are not always reversible with treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency, especially if they have been present for a long time. Read more...
B 12 deficiency. Partially reversible. If neurological symptoms are advanced and long-standing, then reversal will not happen. It is essential to prevent B12 deficiency - and if it develops, to get therapy asap;. 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 youve suffered neurological injury. Read more...

I have calcium deficiency and vitamin B12 deficiency due to which I have knee problems too?

Deficiency? Not sure i understand the question. I am having a hard time understanding why a young male has the deficits that you have. These deficiencies do not generally cause knee problems. Please check the diagnosis. Read more...
Ask your DR about. The causes of your deficiency. Are there any pituitary , stomach, intestinal, kidney , autoimmune conditions that contribute to these? Ask about the diagnosis of your knee pain-?Arthritis, tendinitis etc . Any weight problem that contributes to your knee condition ? Finding the root cause will help in the treatment and management. Bless u! Read more...