Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
194 Doctors are Online

Constant tiredness, anemia, b12 deficiency, weight gain due to hectic lifestyle. Cure for symptoms?

Hi Suffering from constant tiredness have a 1.5 year old who keeps me vey busy doctors tested me after having my baby and said that I was anaemic and b12 deficient never told me what I should do to alleviate the problem. Also trying to battle weight gain do the two link together? Also wanted to know what vitamin supplements I should give my 1.5 yr old as he can be fussy eating Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  23
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello, thanks for using health care magic.
Anemia implies a decrease in the amount of hemoglobin ( oxygen transporting pigment) and there are various causes and types. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common cause for a type of anemia known as megaloblastic anemia.
Anemia implies a decrease in hemoglobin, as such reduced oxygen is supplied to muscles and other tissues, low energy production, production of lactic acid in muscles etc all these leading to a diversity of symptoms including fatigue. Vit b12 deficiency is caused by a nutritional deficiency or by an autoimmune disease where by antibodies destroy intrinsic factor necessary to absorb vit b12.
Treatment is cause specific, oral supplementation plus increase consumption food rich in vit b2 in the case of deficiency or in vegeterians, intramuscular injections in people with absorption problems. Foods rich invit b12 include meat, eggs, sea food etc
Best regards and hope this helps you.
Dr. Achuo A. M.
Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

3 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor