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Have low Vitamin B 12, hair fall problem, vegetarian. What i can include in my diet to overcome this?

Hi I am Pallavi(22 years). I am a pure vegetarian. My Medical report said i have very low Vitamin B 12 due to this i have Hair fall problem.
Can u suggest what i can include in my diet to have sufficient Vitamin B12 as i am pure vegetarian or i need to have any Vitamin B 12 Capsule on daily routine. Whether Vitamin B12 have any side affects? Which capsule i have to take?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
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Foods rich in B12 are non vegetarian sources like meat, poultry, sea food, egg etc. You are a vegetarian. Milk, yoghurt, cheese and cereal fortified with B12 can be taken. Vitamin B12 capsules are available. You may take daily dose of 500 microgram ( C. Meconerv)for 2 months. Side effects or oral Vitamin B12 are minimum. Gastritis is rarely seen.
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Dermatologist Dr. Ilyas Patel's  Response
Hi,Pallavi, Vitamin B-12, or Cobalamin, is the largest and most complex vitamin.A slight deficiency of vitamin B-12 can lead to anemia, fatigue, mania, and depression, while a long term deficiency can cause permanent damage to the brain and central nervous system. Vitamin B12 can only be manufactured by bacteria and can only be found naturally in animal products, however, synthetic forms are widely available and added to many foods like cereals. Vitamin B12 can be consumed in large doses because excess is excreted by the body or stored in the liver for use when supplies are scarce. Stores of B12 can last for up to a year. You can take cheese , soya milk, whole milk, yogurt, fortified cereals.. If you can take egg, eat the egg. Or you can take vitamin B 12 tablet once a day, if you have more deficiency with some complaints, then take B 12 injection, IM twice a week. There is least side effect of exess... As it is excreted in urine. .. Ok
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