Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms



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Information about Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms, homeopathy remedies and treatment for Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a lack of sufficient amount of Vitamin B12 in the body to maintain health. Vitamin B12 is essentially a water soluble vitamin and plays very crucial role in proper formation of red blood cells as well as health of nerve tissue. Vitamin B12 Deficiency if left untreated can result in to Vitamin B12 Deficiency anemia or pernicious anemia in which their is reduced number of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the body. Vitamin B12 is also known as cobalamin. Animal products both meat and dairy are only the dietary sources of Vitamin B12 for humans. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 is the major cause of irreversible nerve and brain damage.

Causes of vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms

  • Decreased dietary intake – mainly due to vegetarianism
  • Decreased absorption of Vitamin B12
  • Due to deficiency of intrinsic factor

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitation
  • Chest pain
  • Weight loss
  • Pale skin
  • Dizziness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Paraplegia
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Severe weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Menstrual disturbances
  • Recurrent infections
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Muscular weakness
  • Hepatomegaly or enlarged liver
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Numbers and tingling of the fingers or hands and feet
  • Heart burn

Diagnosis:

  • Blood test with red blood cell count
  • RBC morphology
  • Bone intrinsic factors antibody levels
  • Bone marrow biopsy

Treatment: for vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms

Homeopathic treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved remedies are available for vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. :

Allopathic treatment – mainly include Vit B12 supplements,  HydroxyCobalamin injections along with symptomatic treatment.

Other alternative and natural modes of treatment for vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms – Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Herbal treatment, Relaxation therapy, Yoga therapy etc

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