weird symptoms from vitamin b12 deficiency

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What are the symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency?

A long-term deficiency of Vitamin B12 can be extremely serious. Vitamin B12 works closely with folic acid to produce haemoglobin in red blood cells. It also

plays a crucial role in DNA synthesis and proper nerve and brain function.

Some early-warning symptoms of Vitamin B12 depletion are tingling or burning sensation in the hands and feet, numbness and impaired mental function. However

these signs may go unnoticed before a more serious problem develops.

Lack of Vitamin B12 can lead to a blood disorder called "Pernicious Anaemia" which may result in blindness and permanent damage to the nervous system. We

definitely want to avoid getting to this point before addressing the deficiency!

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms

This deficiency is most commonly found in pregnant women especially, if they are vegetarians. The commonly occurring symptoms are nausea, constipation, loss

of breath, etc. In modern days, most of the people have fallen prey to the fast food chain. Though, they eat tasty food, it is completely devoid of the

essential vitamins and minerals needed for the proper functioning of the body. Vitamin B12 deficiency is also mostly found in vegan people because there is

no proper source for the supply of this vitamin in their diet. Especially, infants and pregnant women are seen to have a deficiency of this vital need of

the body.

The very visible and glaring symptoms that are evident are tingling or numbness in the limbs, palpitations, loss of breath, nausea, loss of appetite,

migraine headaches, mouth sores, etc. Some people have a tingling sensation in the tongue and also mouth sores, which further aggravates the problem of loss

of appetite and finally leads to weight loss. The person does not have any interest towards anything in life as he feels lethargic and totally weak.

The patients also have chances of having pale skin. The reason given by the doctors for the occurrence of these symptoms is that it occurs due to the

reduced production of red blood cells which are the main carriers of oxygen to all the different cells and tissues of the body. When the production of these

cells is reduced, there is oxygen deficiency in the body and this cause shortness of breath, palpitations, weakness, chest pain, etc.

The gastrointestinal tract also has chances of being affected by this deficiency and this result in the patients having a number of related disorders. In

acute cases, the patients suffer from nausea, abdominal enlargement or bloating, constipation, etc. Vitamin B12 deficiency also causes damage in the nervous

system and this causes symptoms like loss of memory, tingling sensation in the limbs, dementia and also depression.

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