Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms
Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms will be described in the following article. The most common ones include:
● Tongue itchiness
● White spots may appear on the skin surface (this means that melatonin is disappearing)
● Palm tingling
● Short breath (but no chest pain)
● Eye twitch
● Lack of balance
● Nerve shock that affects one side of the body
● Mood changes
● Sores may develop in the corners of one’s mount or on the lips
● Memory loss
● Low levels of vitamin B12 in blood can lead to psychosis and mania symptoms.
This vitamin is responsible for the synthesis of the DNA, normal red blood cells formation and several neurological processes. B12 is soluble in water, unlike vitamin D that is fat-soluble. B12 has an important role in functioning of the central nervous system and brain. This vitamin belongs to the group of B vitamins. Vitamin B12 is produced in the process of bacterial fermentation. It affects the DNA synthesis, and therefore is involved in the functioning of all cells in the body.
Anemia is one of the first symptoms of B12 deficiency. This condition can cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, gas and heartburn. If you experience anemia, you will be advised to change your diet. You can consume more protein-rich foods, like poultry, eggs, red meat, fish and dairy products. Yeast can also be a good source of vitamin B12. Animal-derived foods are also good sources, but these foods can’t be considered good enough to fulfill your daily needs. Some people have physiological obstacles when it comes to vitamin B12 absorption, but this can be treated with B12 injections. Injections are considered more effective, compared to tablets. Older people usually get injections, because this form of vitamin B12 is easier to absorb.