What are the causes of symptoms in pernicious anemia?

Lack of vitamin B12. Pernicious anemia is due to a lack of vitamin b12. B12 is necessary for the normal function of the nervous system and the formation of red blood cells.
Vitamin B12. Deficiency causes both the hematologist and neurological symptoms of pernicious anemia. B12 and folate (folic acid) supplements can be corrective. Work with your dr. To address this problem.

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What are the symptoms for pernicious anemia?

They can be subtle. Pernicious anemia is caused by vitamin B12 deficiency. The name refers to the fact that symptoms can come on so slowly that you might not be aware of them. If present, pa can cause fatigue due to anemia, mental changes that can include memory deficits or dementia, or nerve damage that causes numbness in the feet and possible gait disturbances. You can get all of them, or none and have pa. Read more...
Fatigue. caused by an anemia with large red blood cells! Reversible quickly with B12! Read more...

What symptoms of pernicious anemia are the most common?

Fatigue. In pernicious anemia, there is no vitamin B12 absorption which causes low red blood cell production and leads to severe anemia. This causes fatigue most comonly. Read more...

What are the causes of pernicious anemia and what are the treatments for it?

Classical. Pernicious anemia (b12 deficiency) occurs when a cofactor in the stomach, intrinsic factor, does not do its job. If is needed for B12 absorption. Read more...

Does methadone cause pernicious anemia?

Not likely. Methadone is a very strong opioid medication, with a long list of serious side effects. But pernicious anemia is NOT one of them. Contact your doctor for specific information about your case, re your anemia and specific doses of methadone you are taking. Anemia may be related to other meds you are taking, or an underlying illness. Check with your MD. Read more...

How does pernicious anemia cause people to have achlorhydria?

Common cause. Both pernicious anemia (inability to absorb vitamin b12) and achlorhydria (inability of the stomach to make acid) result from the same underlying problem -- autoimmune destruction of the inner mucosal lining of the stomach ("autoimmune atrohpic gastritis"). Read more...
The other way around. Achlorhydria (lack of adequate gastric acid production and secretion) is one of the causes of pernicious anemia and not the other way around. Normal gastric acid is essential for adequate absorption of vitamin b-12. Vitamin b-12 deficiency in turn causes pernicious anemia. Read more...