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What causes pernicious anemia and what are some treatments for it?

Low vitamin B12. Pernicious anemia is a condition in which the body is unable to absorb vitamin B12 through the stomach due to loss of a protein called intrinsic factor in the stomach. Treatment invovles replacing b!2 through injections or nasal sprays- taking oral pills is ineffective. 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...

What's the best treatment to get rid of pernicious anemia?

B12 replacement. Pernicious anemia can not be cured but all symptoms can be treated with B12 replacement by injections or nasal sprays. Read more...
Vitamin B 12. Preferable in injections, or nasal spray or sublingual. New studies suggest that oral intake in pill for could be also good if used in high dosis (epocrates). Diagmosis has to be confirmed. Read more...

What else can help with pernicious anemia other than b12 injections? Have read that in UK the type of b12 used in injections isn't very good. True?

Bunk. Stop reading internet disinformation. Back in the old days, pernicious anemia assured a terrible lingering death preceded by insanity. The very fact that "natural healing" types make up stuff about the injections that have saved millions of lives show how successful they are. Forgive my frankness and remember that the law requires your physician to be honest while crooks have no accountability. Read more...

Husband has gout and pernicious anemia. What kind of diet should he be on and what sort of care should he be given?

Low Purine. Plenty of online gout diet guidelines. Avoid alcohol and red meat, as well as lobster/crab. For pernicious anemia, main thing to monitor is the red blood cells, and vitamin B12 levels. Injectable B12 is generally the treatment for anemia that ensues. Read more...
Interesting combo. You are implying difficulty because on the one hand the B12 deficiency usually goes with adding meat to diet, while gout goes with removing meat. First, i think supplemental B12 can be given, orally if possible, or injectable if not. Second, low purine diets for gout can be healthy. Here's a guide from mayo clinic: http://mayocl.In/bbgtxs good luck! Read more...
Gout diet. B12 injections ongoing. Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. Multivit . Read more...