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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.

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Will vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy affect baby growth?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 29 years old and we have a 5 year old son. It was a premature delivery in the 34th week and it was a normal delivery. After that, she had three abortions and all are because of no fetal growth and heartbeat. Currently, she is 10 weeks pregnant. Her recent ultrasound scan sho...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The vitamin D levels are in deficient range and vitamin B12 levels are normal. There is no need to discontinue the pregnancy due to these values. Vitamin D supplementation will help to have adequate levels in baby. I suggest vitamin D supplementation Calcirol sachet...  Read Full »

I suffer from knee issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with a hard, thick buildup on both of my knees for many years now. Occasionally, it becomes extremely itchy to the extent that it bleeds, and kneeling causes pain. While it sometimes flakes off in the bath, it regrows quickly. I do not take any medication, nor do I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the description and the photo you provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you may be experiencing a skin condition known as psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder character...  Read Full »

Is my vitamin B12 deficiency due to alcohol consumption or vegan diet?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 71-year-old female and I take tablet Lisinopril 200 mg for blood pressure and tablet Rosuvastatin 5 mg daily. My blood test shows that I have a vitamin B12 deficiency. My doctor thinks it is due to alcohol consumption. I do not drink a lot but I am vegan. Can being vegan be the r...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Alcohol seems less likely to be the cause of deficiency in your case. Alcohol taken daily for more than 60 ml for at least one year will cause this deficiency. I think this is not the case with you....  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with low vitamin B12 and iron levels.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have been complaining of several GIT problems for the last two years, such as bloating, burping, epigastric discomfort, nausea, abdominal discomfort, and constipation most of the time, and I am always tired. In addition, I cannot memorize or remember things...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Most probably, it is a case of acidity and gastritis. 1. You should avoid a fatty, oily, and spicy diet. 2. Have a walk after having food instead of taking a rest. 3. Have multiple small meals instead of heavy me...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment plan based on my father's blood report.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to get a consultation regarding my father. His blood report showed hemoglobin (optical/impedance) 12.4 g%, platelet count (optical/impedance) 93 10^3/cubic mm, WBC count (optical/impedance) 3.6 10^3/cubic mm, packed cell volume (calculated) 36%, serum vitamin B 12 472 ng/L. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows. There are mild anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count. All counts are considered adequate clinically, as they are near normal. It could be early features of megaloblastic anemia. As vitamin B12 levels ar...  Read Full »

How can I increase my vitamin B12 and D levels without injections?

Query: Hello doctor, My vitamin B12 is borderline at 188 and vitamin D is low at 14. Please suggest suitable non-injection supplements to increase these quickly.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For vitamin D, you should have tablet Uprise D3 60,000 units once a week for eight weeks with water or milk and after eight weeks once a month for the next six months. Also, sit in morning sunlight for some time. For B12, you should have tablet ME 12 (Methylcobalamin...  Read Full »

Do missed doses of Vitamins cause heavy shoulders?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing heavy shoulders, and then my hands and legs are feeling heavy and tingly. I can feel it go up to my neck and face at times. But the main symptom is heavy shoulders. I do have low vitamin D and B. I forgot to take my supplements for almost a week. When I forget, my le...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause weakness, body ache and tingling sensation. But you told that after not taking the supplements your symptoms get aggravated. In my opinion, it is psychological only,...  Read Full »

My sister has low vitamin B12 levels. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, I would like to know the importance of low vitamin B12 levels. My sister was recently diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency. I would like to know the main signs, dangers, and outcomes of a cobalamin (vitamin B12) shortage, effective dietary sources, supplementation r...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in various bodily functions, including DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) synthesis, red blood cell formation, nerve function, and energy production. Low vit...  Read Full »

Please look at my report and say whether I have HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, My routine blood report is as follows. WBC - 13700, neutrophils - 76%, lymphocytes - 19%, eosinophils - 02%, monocytes - 03%, basophil - 0%, RBC- 4.5, HCT - 39.8, MCV - 84.5, MCH - 27, MCHC - 32, Hb - 12.5, platelets - 410000 and vitamin B12 - 184. WBC is above the maximum for over a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Elevated WBC (white blood cell) count is secondary to increased neutrophils. Neutrophils here appear to be increased secondary to infections. Irregular periods and low bleeding were possibly due to hypothyroidism. Reduced...  Read Full »

Why do I have constant muscle twitching in feet and legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having tiny random muscle twitching all over my body which seems like a constant thing at bottom of my feet, in both legs, both forearms, and even my stomach for almost two months now. I am scared of ALS diagnosis. I do not have any muscle weaknesses or balancing problems....  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms do not seem to be related to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). You should know that there are a lot of benign causes underlying muscle twitching like anxiety, physical activity, thyroid gland d...  Read Full »

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