What are symptoms of iron and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Fatigue / numbness. Iron deficiency when prolonged produces anemia with small red blood cells which when severe can produce any symptom associated with low oxygen delivery to tissues. Generally you will see fatigue and exertional shortness of breath. B12 deficiency usually presents with loss of or altered sensation in the toes, but also produces a mild anemia with enlarged red blood cells.

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What are the symptoms of being deficient in the vitamin b-12?

Nothing typical. B12 is but one of many vitamins and the symptoms overlap each other. B12 deficiency produces fairly typical changes in the blood. Because all of them are vital to energy metabolism the commonest symptom is fatigue but only a physician can make the diagnosis. Read more...

Can vitamin b 12 deficiency life threatening?

Yes - See Links. 1) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency 2) http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/end-your-energy-crisis-vitamin-b12 3) http://chriskresser.Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences 3) http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. Read more...

Can achlorhydria cause vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Achlorhydria B12. You need to have acid in the stomach to assist with the the absorption of B12 (too technical to explain here). Without acid due to an acquired condition such as achlorhydria or to medication affects (from proton pump inhibitors which are commonly prescribed), you can develop B12 deficiency. Read more...
Yes. Yes, B12 from food requires acid for absorption. B12 from supplements does not. Consider taking betaine hcl with each meal. Read more...

Are there any connections between cholelithiasis and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Yes. Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to your body being ineffective at making red blood cells, which can lead to red blood cell breakdown. Among other affects, most notably anemia, red blood cell breakdown can lead to increased levels of bilirubin which causes jaundice and can accumulate as gallstones (cholelithiasis). Read more...
No. Cholelithiasis or gallstones result from a poorly functioning gallbladder or too much cholesterol in bile. The bile becomes concentrated when the gallbladder doesn't empty properly, and tiny stones settle out in the gallbladder. The stones can get bigger, even filling the entire gallbladder. B-12 is generally not involved. Some blood disorders, sickle cell, are associated with gallstones. Read more...

Hoping you can tell me, is vitamin b 12 deficiency a major medical problem?

Yes. It can land you in the nursing home with subcortical dementia if untreated. You'ld have to be wheeled in as its likely that your balance would be really poor from spinal cord degeneration. Read more...

Can you detect a vitamin B 12 deficiency with a vitamin D test?

A vitamin D test... ...checks vitamin D, not B12. To check B12 you need a B12 test. Check with your doctor to see what he/she felt was necessary to order. Read more...
Different tests. B-12 is best detected by a B-12 level, methylmelonic acid and homocysteine. Of the several tests for Vitamin D, I like the total OH-Vitamin D-3 level, but cholecalciferol, and measures for D-2 also available. Read more...