Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Signs of including B12 foods in...

Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Signs of including B12 foods in...
Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Signs of including B12 foods in...

Vitamin B12 is a critical component for the healthy functioning of the body as it is needed to make red blood cells. Signs of a deficiency can develop very slowly, making it difficult to diagnose the condition.

People with undiagnosed symptoms should consider that they may be vitamin B12 deficient.

Although the condition is unlikely to cause your symptoms, there are still many people who are B12 deficient.

A quick blood test could reveal whether you should add more B12 to your diet.

You should consider speaking to a doctor about B12 deficiency if you have difficulty walking.

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“Vitamin B12 deficiency can be slow to develop, which means that symptoms appear gradually and worsen over time,” it says.

“It can also occur relatively quickly. Given the myriad of symptoms vitamin B12 deficiency can cause, the condition may be overlooked or mistaken for something else.

“Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms can include strange sensations, numbness, or tingling in your hands, legs, or feet.

“It is a good idea to ask your doctor to have your B12 checked if you are a strict vegetarian, have had weight loss surgery, or have a medical condition that affects your intake of food.”

When you’re B12 deficient and you have a swollen tongue, it may seem like your taste buds are gone.

It is caused by a condition known as glossitis that has been linked to a B12 deficiency.

Glossitis causes inflammation of the tongue, which reduces the appearance of the taste buds.

Your tongue may also appear shinier than normal and feel quite sore.

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