Who's at risk for B12 Deficiency?
Anyone at any age can become B12-Deficient. We recommend regular testing of your B12 Blood Serum Levels.
Although anyone can be at risk for B12 Deficiency, certain people have elevated risks. They include:
. Vegetarians, vegans, and people eating marcobiotic diets
. People aged 60 and over
. People who have undergone any gastric and/or intestinal surgery, including bariatric surgery for weight loss purposes (gastric bypass)
. People who regularly use proton-pump inhibitors, H2 blockers, antacids, metformin and related diabetes drugs,
or other medications that can interfere with B12 absorption
. People who undergo surgeries or dental procedures involving nitrous oxide, or who abuse this drug recreationally
. People with a history of eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia)
. People with a history of alcoholism
. People with a family history of pernicious anemia
. People diagnosed with anemia (including iron deficiency anemia, sickle cell anemia,
People diagnosed with anemia (including iron deficiency anemia, sickle cell anemia, and thalassemia)
. People with Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gluten enteropathy (celiac disease),
or any other disease that causes malabsorption of nutrients
. People with autoimmune disorders (especially thyroid disorders such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease),
type 1 diabetes, vitiligo, lupus, Addisons's disease, ulcerative colitis, infertility, acquired agammaglobulinemia, or a
family history of these disorders.
. Women with a history of infertility or multiple miscarriages
. Infants born to and/or breast fed by women who are symptomatic or are at risk
for B12 deficiency
How B12 Deficiency Attacks the Body:
. personality changes
. depression (including postpartum depression)
. memory loss
. dementia, intellectual deterioration
. violent behavior
. in children, developmental delay and/or autistic behavior
Neurological Signs & Symptoms
. abnormal sensations (pain, tingling and/or numbness of legs, arms, trunk, or other area)
. diminished sense of touch, pain, and/or temperature
. loss of position sense (awareness of body position)
. weakness (legs, arms, trunk or other area)
. clumsiness (stiff or awkward movements)
. symptoms mimicking Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis
. spasticity of muscles
. incontinence (urine and/or stool)
. vision changes (decreased vision or loss of vision)
. damage to optic nerve (optic, neuritis, inflammation, or atrophy of the optic nerve)
. transient ischemic attacks (TIA's, or "mini-strokes"
. cerebral vascular accident (CVA or "stroke')
. coronary artery disease
. myocardial infarcation ("heart attack")
. congestive heart failure
. orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure when standing, which can cause fainting and falls)
. deep vein thrombosis (blood clot to the leg or arm)
. pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lung)
Additional Signs & Symptoms
. shortness of breath
. generalized weakness
. chronic fatigue or tiredness
. loss of appetite/weight loss or anorexia
. epigastric pain (poor digestion, full or bloated feeling after eating small for normal sized meals)
. gastrointestinal problems (diarrhea, constipation)
. increases susceptibility to infection
. in newborns failure to thrive
. tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
. vitiligo (white patches of skin) or conversely, hyperpigmentation of skin
. prematurely gray hair
Source: "Could it Be B12 An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses by Sally M. Pacholok, R.N., B.S.N.
& Jeffrey J. Stuart D.O.
B Vitamins are best taken as a team or in a complex form.
May we recommend:
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