Can having vitamin B12 deficiency cause OCD symptoms?

Not at all likely. Almost no chance of a direct link, but... We do know that: 1) the b vitamins are important to nervous system functioning. 2) B12 can make a noticeable difference in how good one feels. 3) deficiencies are (by definition) good to correct. So, do try to improve your diet and even supplement nutrients that are hard to get enough of. See a professional for ocd treatment too.

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Can a vitamin B12 deficiency bring around ocd?

Amazingly, yes. Hermesh et al published in 1988 about 20% of an ocd group having unusually low levels of b12. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3176999 there was another report by sharma & biswas, 2012 - a cae of a middle-aged man with ocd, low serum b12, and a + family hx of B12 deficiency who responded to B12 replacement. I would definitely get that level, as well as a methylmalonic acid level, checked. Read more...

Why does vitamin B12 deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Required by nerves. This co-factor is needed by the nerves to stay healthy. Each nerve cell has a self repair system that relies on a variety of nutrients in our diet to provide the needed material to keep the walls intact and the cell working. Lack of B12 eventually causes that repair system to start breaking down and nerve cells malfunction or degenerate, leading to neurologic symptoms. Read more...
Vitamin b. A lack of vitamin B12 can lead to nerve damage as it is needed for proper nerve function. This can lead to sensations of numbness and tingling, occurring anywhere in body, most commonly hands and feet. Grasping objects, walking, and maintaining balance may become challenging due to loss of sensation. Adding foods high in B12 may be all you need, if severe deficient may need shots. Hope helps. Read more...

What symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause?

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...

What are symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause?

Energy Loss +. Loss of energy in addition to others that you can read on this link: 1) http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes 2)http://chriskresser.Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences. Read more...

Will a vitamin B12 deficiency cause infertility?

No. No, but b vitamins are important for healthy organ development in early pregnancy. It is important to take supplemental folic acid, and consider a b complex vitamin as well, to support normal organ development if you are reproductive aged woman. Read more...
B 12 deficit. If a patient has been found deficient in vitamin B12 usually is due to poor absorption in the stomach because of lack of intrinsic factor. Then the replacement or treatment with B12 must be parenteral( intramuscular) or at least sublingual. Read more...

Does vitamin B12 deficiency cause brain and nerve problems?

Yes. In the early 19th century, scientists noted weakness and numbness with B12 deficiency. Recently, B12 has been shown to upregulate neurotrophic factors (chemicals [cytokines] that help nerve cells grow) & downregulate neurotoxic factors (chemicals that break down nerve cells). In other words, B12 helps nerve cells grow and prevents their destruction by naturally occurring brain chemicals. Read more...

Can untreated vitamin B12 Deficiency cause nerve damage? If yes, can it be seen through Nerve conduction study?

Yes and yes. Yes solidly objective B12 deficiency (by formal laboratory test) (usually implying pernicious anemia) can cause nerve damage. Yes, it can be seen on electrodiagnostics except at very early stage. Note that in true B12 deficiency taking oral B12 does not work because the cause is a stomach abnormality that prevents B12 absorption. Solidly objective tests can confirm. Read more...