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Having vitamin B12 deficiency. Taking injections. How long should I continue?

Hallow . I am Patel. Male age 58 weight 49 Kgs height 5 8 . Vegitarian. Presently ( for last 30 months)working at remote place in telecom sector, full of lot of challenges and pressure. Before this I was at peaceful area. But wkg. with some family prblms latent in mind. Ofcourse with unsolved questions for a longer time. Tried to manage this psycho- somatic condition with help of Yogic and Pranayam treatment. To a great extent this was useful. But the heart decease was detected. Angiography detected blockages. i was operated for CABG ( Bypass surgery as commonly said in India) 3 years back. Was feeling better after CABG as doctor has advised me to eat anything I like at least for a month. Improved weight up to 55 Kgs. I could tolerate pressures of work health contraints for atleast 10 months out of the above 30 months.Then I saw gradually I am loosing weight and apetite. Mainly this was due to continued challenges of work and irregular eating habits. Lastly my case was decided a Vitamin B12 deficiency case, after lab. tests. Gastroscopy, CT Scan , and of course Tubercular test and some blood counts etc. I was releived after seen that nothing serious has gone wrong. But i was reduced to 47 Kgs. I was administered with B12 injections . and immediately I started eating ( Veg food) and Improved in 15-20 days. In two months I had to take B 12 injections as follwoing : Initially 1 daily for five days. Then weekly 1 for five weeks. Then monthly one but only once and then stopped by me. After prescriptions, I had asked doctor when I should come again. Doctor was satisfied after my improvements in 15 days and advised not to come again. But allowed me to check after 6 months. All this has messaged me that nothing was serious inside, but some food deficienties had created problems and I think they still are active bec. I stay alone at work place. I am deprived of family food. The purpose of telling the above long story is wheher Shuld I continue to be catious about B12 deficiency. How long I should continue Injections fo B12. What are 0other restirctions for me. Thank you. and kindly excuse me for allowing me to explain with non-medical terms and ordinary english.
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Vit B12 deficiency is common in vegetarians...
You may need life term replacement
The level can be checked in the lab..

You may benefit from stress management. Relaxation techniques, Biofeedback, Yoga, Psychological assessment and assistance – all of them can help

Take your heart medicines / manage the risk factors

Take care     
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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