B12 deficiency: The texture of your poo may be a warning sign that levels are low

OLDER adults, vegetarians, and those with autoimmune diseases are at higher risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency. However, anybody can fall short of the important vitamin, which may show up in the texture of your poo.
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We report the cases of two patients who were missed or misdiagnosed at another hospital because of the normal initial VitB12 level and partial overlap of clinical manifestations, finally diagnosed as SCD with atypical manifestations and concomitant autoimmune disorders, pharyngeal-cervical-brachial Guillain-Barre syndrome in Case 1 and SCD with autoimmune thyroiditis in Case 2. After undergoing corresponding treatment, death was reported in Case 1 and improvement in Case 2. Analysis of the clinical manifestations and investigation of the underlying pathogenesis in such patients could help improve the rate of early diagnosi...
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VITAMIN B12 deficiency can be a commonplace for many. Even more so for anyone suffering with an autoimmune disease making absorbing the vitamin much harder. When a person lacks the vitamin it could affect their mood and overall mental health.
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VITAMIN B12 deficiency can be a commonplace for many. Even more so for anyone suffering with an autoimmune disease making absorbing the vitamin much harder. What are six symptoms indicating you may have this condition?
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In this study, Desferal, deferoxamine mesylate for injection, which is approved for the treatment of acute iron intoxication and chronic iron overload, was used to explore the beneficial effects on preventing aging-induced bone loss and mitigating dysfunction of aged BMSCs. High-dose Desferal significantly prevented bone loss in aged rats. Compared with controls, the ex vivo experiments showed that short-term Desferal administration could promote the potential of BMSC growth and improve the rebalance of osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation, as well as rejuvenate senescent BMSCs and revise the expression of stemness/se...
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CONCLUSIONS: We report a case of pernicious anemia in which the first diagnosis suspicion was cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia (cAIHA) due to the presence of cold autoantibodies. A 47-year-old woman with a medical history of autoimmune thyroid disease came to the hospital with a clinical and serologic presentation of AIHA. However, because of determination of vitamin B12 (VB12) deficiency, she was finally diagnosed with megaloblastic anemia. In the acute period, the patient received short-term corticosteroid therapy and later VB12. The patient's hemoglobin level and general condition showed improvement. PMID: 33112632 ...
Source: Immunohematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Immunohematology Source Type: research
Older people are at risk for cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency because of a number of common disorders (e.g. autoimmune gastritis) and drugs (e.g. antacids) that may alter its absorption and utilization. The prevalence of cobalamin deficiency increases with age, resulting particularly elevated in frail and institutionalized subjects. At variance with common sense, the diagnosis is far from simple and requires a high degree of suspicion, due to heterogeneity and non-specificity of the signs and symptoms, ranging from macrocytosis (with or without anemia) to neuropsychiatric manifestations, that characterize several other a...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Older people are at risk for cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency because of a number of common disorders (e.g. autoimmune gastritis) and drugs (e.g. antacids) that may alter its absorption and utilization. The prevalence of cobalamin deficiency increases with age, resulting particularly elevated in frail and institutionalized subjects. At variance with common sense, the diagnosis is far from simple and requires a high degree of suspicion, due to heterogeneity and non-specificity of the signs and symptoms, ranging from macrocytosis (with or without anemia) to neuropsychiatric manifestations, that characterize several other a...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
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