Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Introduction
The symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can vary amongst individuals, depending on the cause, the severity of B12 deficiency and other factors.
Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include very pale skin, shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, headache cold hands and feet, heart palpitations, and chest pain. These symptoms are due to a decreased production of red blood cells that are necessary to carry vital oxygen to the body's cells and tissues. A serious complication that can occur due to decreased red blood cell production is pernicious anemia, also called vitamin B12 deficiency anemia.
Vitamin B12 deficiency and vitamin B12 deficiency anemia can also affect the gastrointestinal tract and result in enlarged liver (hepatomegaly), nausea, vomiting, heartburn, abdominal bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
Symptoms can also occur in the nervous system. If left untreated, vitamin B12 deficiency can result in permanent nerve damage. Symptoms can include numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, unsteadiness, difficulty walking, confusion, depression, memory loss, and dementia....more about Vitamin B12 Deficiency »
Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Complications
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency, it is also important to consider Vitamin B12 Deficiency as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Vitamin B12 Deficiency may cause:
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Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
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