Pernicious Anemia

A decrease in the number of red blood cells due to Vitamin B12 deficiency is called pernicious anemia. Intrinsic factor is essential for Vitamin B12 absorption by the intestines, which can be reduced in case of an impaired stomach lining or an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system destroys the intrinsic factor. Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, chest pain, headaches, loss of weight, and pale skin. Vitamin B12 injections and a diet rich in Vitamin B12 can help treat the disease.

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What can be done for my daughter's pernicious anemia?

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Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

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What are the causes of vitamin B12 deficiency in a non-vegetarian?

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Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

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 »

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