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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for pernicious anemia

hi, I have perniciuos anemia and cause IF lack. I had hpylori about 20 years had 3 treatments just a bit of history there but have been cured of that issue. i also had severe vit D deficiency discovered at same time last october of pernicious anemia. I get B12 injetions every three weeks or i start having symptoms nerve wise. My question is. Can I heal the stomach IF issue? I was not a drinker of achohol most my life until about 40 I am 50 now and enjoy wine nightly at dinner. Is it harmful to drink to my stomach or is that damage already done?
Mon, 27 Oct 2014
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unfortunately the stomach can't heal itself of pernicious anemia but it has been found that when we give B12 in large amounts orally, at 2000 mcg a day, one percent gets absorbed without IF. but you also need folic acid or the enzymatic cycle in your body is incomplete and you will have symptoms nonetheless
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