No. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause low red blood cell counts, neurologic complications and other assorted skin, energy and GI effects but not frank obesity.
I'm getting vitamin B12 injections. I have a vitamin B12 Deficiency. Doctor said its not a serious condition but I need my injections. Is it true. Scared?
No big deal. A chronic illness that is easily treatable and with proper management will have no impact on quantity or quality of life.
Unrelated. Deficiency of B12 can cause dementia, but Lewy Body Dementia is a separate disorder. See this site for info on Lewy Body Dementia. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/lewy-body-dementia/basics/definition/CON-20025038.
Lewy body dementia. The etiology for Lewy body dementia is largely unknown, but it is not believed to be related to vitamin B12 deficiency that can cause otherwise significant neurological symptoms mimicking dementia. An overlap is always possible and vitamin B 12 deficiency should be corrected promptly. So far, there is no known cure for Lewy body dementia, treatment being mostly symptom directed.