Vitamin B12 Deficiency

About "Vitamin B12 Deficiency"

Vitamin B12 is normally found in animal-based foods, like meat, egg, fish, milk, and dairy, so most vegetarians suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency. The symptoms are tiredness, feeling lightheaded, pale skin, tingling sensation, muscle weakness, etc.

Related Terms: Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin Deficiency, Vitamin D, Vitamin Supplements, Multivitamin

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency - One of the Leading Nutrient Deficiencies
Article Overview: This article is all about vitamin B12. Here, I have discussed the symptoms, reasons, management, and prevention of vitamin B12 deficiency. Also, I have discussed the sources of vitamin B12.  Read Article »
Dr. Prashant Dharmraj Shah
Nutritionist

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin for humans because it plays a vital role in cell divisions and growth of the cell. Synonym of vitamin B12 is cobalamine derived from the content of cobalt. Symptoms of B12 Deficiency Vitamin B12 deficiency causes numbness and tingling sensation of both upper and ...  Read Article »
 
Can vitamin B12 deficiency result in unbalancing while walking?
Query: Hi doctor, Three years back, I had the problem of unbalancing while walking. I never felt any dizziness or spinning of head. I just had a feeling that I will fall down. I consulted a doctor and he told me that it was due to vitamin B12 deficiency and also prescribed me few shots of Vitcofol. Initial...  Read Full »
Dr. Aamir Mohd
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your problem in detail and have not found anything abnormal in your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am not aware what were your values before you started taking these medicine. Have you had any fall? Are you suffering from a...  Read Full »
 
Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause chest pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male. I have been diagnosed with a vitamin B12 deficiency and I am taking medicines from last month. I have a slight pain in the left side of my chest and also below my chest. My ECG is normal.  Read Full »
Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chest pain can be nonspecific but, you should get evaluated if the aches and pains are all over the body or sometimes in one specific group of muscle. For more information contact a cardiologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist  Read Full »
 
Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause depression and anxiety?
Query: Hello doctor, My best friend has been suffering lately from deficiency of vitamin B12. Our doctor informed us that he suffers from depression and anxiety because of vitamin deficiency. Is it possible? His dad died when he was 10, so I observed that he takes it so seriously when he feels that he is n...  Read Full »
Dr. Sonia Malhotra
Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, vitamin B12 deficiency causes severe depression. Also, thoughts like not being able to fulfil duties can induce guilt and worse depression. Please take your friend to a psychiatrist for treatment with a combination of antidepressants and cognitive behavio...  Read Full »
 
How to correct vitamin B12 deficiency?
Query: Hi doctor, I had vitamin B12 deficiency. My doctor advised me to have 10 injections. Now, my vitamin B12 is more than 2000. What should I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. The treatment duration for B12 deficiency depends upon the cause, severity and symptoms. For example, vitamin B12 deficiency is common in strict vegetarians. So, we advise them to take injection daily once intramuscularly for one...  Read Full »
 
What are the causes of vitamin B12 deficiency in a non-vegetarian?
Query: Hi doctor, I have vitamin B12 deficiency, even though I eat a lot of non-vegetarian food. A doctor prescribed me New Nervijen plus capsule. Is it safe to use?  Read Full »
Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having vitamin B12 deficiency in a non-vegetarian is unlikely. Why did you get your vitamin B12 levels checked? What is your hemoglobin level? Do you drink alcohol? You can use Nervijen capsule (combination of Benfotiamine, Folic acid, Methylcobalamin, Nicotinamide, an...  Read Full »
 
I am deficient of vitamin B12. How to improve it using tablets?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old male. My weight is 105 kilograms, and my height is 6'3". I have done a blood test recently, and I have a B12 of 156 pg/mL. My nail (light black with dark longitudinal lines) looks darker than usual. My doctor suggests me an injection therapy. But I am willing to have so...  Read Full »
Dr. Nagaraj Patil
General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per the laboratory report, you have a deficiency of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin required for the normal functioning of the body organs especially the nervous sys...  Read Full »
 
I am suffering from knee pain, loss of appetite, and vitamin B12 deficiency. Please help me.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37 year old male, and  I am suffering from knee pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, lack of interest, vitamin B12 deficiency, and my tooth enamel has eroded. I am taking Losar 50 for high blood pressure from six years. And from the last five years, I am also taking medicines fo...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might have developed knee osteoarthritis, which is a wear and tear of the joints, because of excessive weight on the weight bearing joints. This mostly occurs with advancing age, but these days it is not uncommon to find it in young obese individuals. I would advise y...  Read Full »
 
Can Vitamin B12 improve my low platetlet count?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of low platelet count for the last 15 years. My latest count was 4000 cells per microliter. I have not undergone any treatment for this problem. My B12 level is 26.2 pg/ml, biological reference interval is 25.1 - 165, serum ferritin is 12.0 and hemoglobin is 11.0. I r...  Read Full »
Dr. Smrita Singh
Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a very rare cause of thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and usually, the counts are not very low as in your case. Since your vitamin B12 levels are towards the lower range of normal and bordering on deficiency, you can take vitamin B12 su...  Read Full »
 
Does vitamin deficiency cause twitching and tingling?
Query: Hi doctor, Before a week, I began having twitches and tingling in both legs from the knee down. For some time now, probably 6 months or more, I also began feeling that my legs were heavy and just general weakness all over, not really muscle weakness. I am also a gastric bypass patient and have a his...  Read Full »
Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause subacute combined degeneration of the cord. So, the treatment is daily Vitamin B12 or Vitamin B complex supplementation for 12 weeks. Your vitamin D levels are also low. The treatment is Vitamin D capsules 60000 IU every Sunday for 12 ...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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