Vitamin b12 deficiency

What is Vitamin b12 deficiency?

Vitamin b12 deficiency is typically considered in the presence of a low blood level of vitamin B12 however functional B12 deficiency can occur at any serum level with or without anaemia .

Questions and answers on "Vitamin b12 deficiency"

Hi, This is Latha, I have Vitamin B12 Deficiency from past 2 years, its twitching all over my body now, sometimes mild trembling whenever i try to hold things, back pain is becoming worse day by day, once i stop b12 shots pain will increase drastically and reduces after taking b12 sublingual tablets. Gabapin ME and Diacobal tablets i am taking right now, how long i need to continue those tablets and be under medication?

doctor1 MD

you need to investigate for any disease which may be causing you deficiency get consultation with physician to find any disease
and treat to find the cause
you can continue with the medication and monitor by tests as it should not go hight
black papper ir rich source of b12 and you can use it to...

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hi this is kavitha during my 5th month of pregnancy i had tches black patches on my neck and face later during the end of pregnancy my whole body colour has been changed now its 5 months after my c section till now they have not changed i met a dermat he suggested celin 500 mg tablet and pinkquin cream will it help me to get rid of it will i get my original body

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Hi black patches on the face can be due to b12 vitamin deficiency in pregnancy.add novonerve plus along with celin tablets and application of elovera in the morning and trioobloc ointment in the night cures it

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Hello,
I am a 24 year old girl with problems related to anxiety. I was never fearless till the last year and used to live life to the fullest but now i m experiencing certain health related issues. I have a vitamin B12 deficiency followed by D3 deficiency. I have also become anxious and an anxiety patient due to severe symptoms of the vitamin deficiencies. I fear a lot. Due to fear i always think that my heart will sink one day or my legs will get paralysed. Many times I find it difficult to walk. My weight is 65kgs and it also keeps on fluctuating. I experience mood swings, depression, doesnt feel like going to work, even liitle tasks looks like a big challenge on daily basis. Kindly give me some suggestion whether which specialist will be able to solve my problem. I have already been to heart specialists and neuro physicians but they say that i m fine. But I m the one who is suffering. Kindly recommend some specialist for my case.

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Hi,
Thanks for using healthcare magic.

I have gone through your history.
You are having Depression with anxiety symptoms. You should consult psychiatrist for detailed evaluation and management.
Apart from Vitamin B12 and D supplement, Doctor may prescribe you antidepressant drugs like peroxetine...

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I want to know about the treatment for vitamin B12 deficiency? And the treatment for it.

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Hi XXXXXXX

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Vitamin B12 in found in foods of animal origin- milk, cheese, meat, egg, fish, so take these as culturally acceptable.
in cases of heavy worm infestation in the gut the vitamin B12 deficiency can occur, so it's worthwhile to get stool tested for parasitic...

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Hi m XXXX from XXXXXXX my b12 levels are low it is 220, doctor prescribed me Rejunuron injection for 6weeks,weekly once and gave me becosule z capsules to take for 3 months,how long it will take for my symptoms to reduce,i have tingling and unsteady gait

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Brief Answer:
4-6 weeks

Detailed Answer:
HI XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query .

First of all I am not happy with the treatment . Most of the times Vitamin B12 deficiency in non vegetarians ( I am assuming you are non veg , if you are a vegan kindly mention ) is due to some problem in...

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Have multi/ symptoms, probs. 1. top of feet and toes burning like chemical burn also groin area has same but skin seems to be plasticie? dehydrated, lips chapping, cramps in calfs. stomach pains that have went down since taking meds for intestanal infection, but still there just comes intermittenly. urination probs on top of those as in need to go but is difficult a shower helps, which is good since I seem to need one to feel better ever couple of hrs. All this came on aweek and a half ago. Any ideas?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
? Vitamin B12 deficiency ? Diabetes

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Thanks for writing in...

In my opinion a couple of investigations might help us arrive at a probable diagnosis of your condition.

Fasting Blood sugar levels, Post prandial blood sugar levels, TSH, Complete blood...

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Im having head and ear pain, and i feel dizzy, like in losing my balance. I had a mri in may of 2015. They found issue telayed to high blood pressure. Thoughts?

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Yes, high blood pressure can cause similar symptoms. So better to avoid salt on diet. Strict control of blood pressure is needed. Also get done vitamin b12 level to rule out deficiency because this can cause similar symptoms.
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can orc's etc(ex Prilosec and tums) result in a decreased B12 level or anemia?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Rarely it can cause this side effect

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome.
I have gone through your query.
A rare report of anaemia, has been mentioned with chronic use of omeprazole. omeprazole associated vitamin B12 deficiency usually go unrecognized, this may be noted in patient with...

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sudden on set of numbness, no pain on both sides; seems to have settled from bottom of feet through chest, then some parts of arm; fingertips. Blood work shows slightly elevated white blood count; no b12 deficiency, iron slightly low, but not very low. MRI norma.

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I am 21 yrs old, overall pretty healthy. 5 2, 105 lbs. I learned I have heart palpitations and a rapid heart beat a little over a year ago. In the past 3 months my blood pressure has gone up along with my heart rate. For the most part, we got my blood pressure under control but my heart rate is slowly increasing. Sitting it s normally around 100-110. Walking around home it can get up to about 140. Sometimes I feel like my heart is beating very hard and fast. It is very uncomfortable at times. It makes me very tired. I have learned I have a B12 deficiency about a month ago and the B12 vitamins aren t helping. Could my B12 deficiency be causing my heart to do this? Or could there be something else causing this? I have had a stress test, and an echo with a bubble study and everything came back fine. Please help!

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I have a low WBC. I have B12 anemia and iron deficiency anemia 10 years post gastric bypass. I also have scattered petechiae on my upper body, joint aches and pains and fatigue. I take B12 injections now every 2 weeks and had an iron infusion 6 weeks ago. I still don t feel well. Any thoughts?

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Hello Dr, Iam a 53-year old woman. My skin is comparatively very dry. Since my teenage I am having some itching and irritation at different parts of my feet and elbows and on right knee. I approached many skin specialists, and tried many ointments. They all give temporary cure. A few weeks back, I consulted with a skin specialist and he recommended to take a biopsy to distinguish whether it is eczema or psoriasis; it is confirmed as psoriasis. I did my LFT and having no problem, sonography of my stomach was also conducted, and having no problem.. Now the doctor prescribed Oncortex 7.5 (once in a week for 3 weeks) and Tablet Folic acid 5 mg twice in a week. When I checked Oncortex in the web, i happened to see its side effects. So slightly confused whether to take or not. I need your advice. My dr also said to consult with him after 3 weeks. Hope nothing will happened to me harmful. I have blood pressure and cholesterol, taking medicines for them regularly. Moreover, I am taking tablets for once in a month for Vit B12 deficiency.

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