Vitamin B12 deficiency: A lack of the vitamin can cause these four health complications
VITAMIN B12 is an essential nutrient that a person ’s body needs to perform its vital functions. If left, untreated, a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause a number of serious complications.
This study assessed whether the AG patients with vitamin B12 deficiency (B12D/AG patients) had significantly higher frequencies of anemia, hematinic deficiencies, hyperhomocysteinemia, and serum gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA) positivity than healthy control subjects.MethodsThe blood hemoglobin (Hb) and serum iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, homocysteine, and GPCA levels in 56 B12D/AG patients and 532 healthy control subjects were measured and compared.ResultsWe found that 56 B12D/AG patients had significantly lower mean blood Hb and serum iron levels as well as significantly higher mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and me...
Authors: Sagar R, Aggarwal N, Jose N Abstract Objective: To assess the pattern of serum folate and vitamin B₁₂ levels in psychiatric inpatients compared with nonpsychiatric controls. Methods: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted with 100 psychiatric inpatients diagnosed with psychiatric illness for the first time per ICD-10 criteria and their age-matched caregivers at a super-specialty center in northern India (from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012). Complete blood counts and serum levels of vitamin B₁₂, folate, and homocysteine were measured in all patients and caregivers, who were...
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Youbao Li, J. David Spence, Xiaobin Wang, Yong Huo, Xiping Xu, Xianhui QinRationale &ObjectiveIn populations with folic acid fortification or supplementation, the main nutritional determinant of total homocysteine levels is vitamin B12 (B12) status. We aimed to evaluate the modifying effect of B12 levels on the association between folic acid treatment and chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression.Study DesignA post hoc analysis of an interventional trial.Setting &ParticipantsThis is a post hoc analysis of 1,374 hy...
VITAMIN B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in the production of red blood cells which helps keep the body healthy. Lacking in the vitamin could wreak havoc on the body including a loss of a sense. What is it?
The unnamed 64-year-old was seen by doctors in Singapore. The man was diagnosed with pernicious anaemia, where a person has low levels of red blood cells due to a deficiency in vitamin B12.
VITAMIN B12 deficiency occurs when a lack of vitamin B12 causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that cannot function properly. Overtime, a vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to serious neurological complications.
Conclusion: Zinc deficiency should be considered and investigated as part of the diagnostic process of RAS. A simple blood test may aid in correct diagnosis and complete resolution of this recurring condition rather than constant prescription of certain medicines to suppress the symptoms.
VITAMIN B12 supports the body ’s vital functions. Due to its essential role, lacking the vitamin can cause a wide-range of problems. Certain changes in a person’s mouth can signal a vitamin B12 deficiency.
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VITAMIN B12 deficiency can cause a host of serious health conditions if left untreated. The problem is that often many are unaware if they are deficient. Experiencing these three symptoms with your face could mean you are deficient. What are they?