Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Symptom and Causes


 Symptoms may include:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Strange sensations, numbness, or tingling in the hands, legs, or feet
  • Difficulty walking (staggering, balance problems)
  • Swollen, red tongue and bleeding gums
  • Pale or yellowed skin (jaundice)
  • Palpitations (irregular heart beat)
  • Difficulty thinking and reasoning (cognitive difficulties), or memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Paranoia or hallucinations
  • Diarrhoea or constipation 
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Higher susceptibility to infections
VITAMIN B12 deficiency in infants, if not detected and treated, can lead to severe and permanent damage to the nervous system.

Vitamin B12 symptoms


Vitamin B12 deficiency is caused by a number of things that affect the body ability to produce fully functioning red blood cells. Some conditions which cause this include:
  • Pernicious anaemia (auto immune disorder)
  • Stomach or gut problems such as Crohns disease, celiac disease.
  • Drugs that interfere with the absorption of vitamin B12 like metformin
  • Strict vegans who take no animal or dairy products
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Stomach or small intestine surgeries
Babies born to mothers who are vegetarians may also be deficient in vitamin B12

vitamin B12 deficiency, cobalamine, cobalt, pernicious anaemia, red blood cells, hypocobalaminemia, Megaloblastic anaemia, Vitamin B12 Malabsorption, swollen red tongue, vitamin deficiency, anaemia, Vitamin B12 Deficiency problems, Vitamin B12 Deficiency signs,