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Cobalamin Deficiency- What should you know

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Also known as Vitamin B12 deficiency, Cobalamin Deficiency is a condition of low levels of Vitamin B12 in the blood.


Cobalamin Deficiency is very common in wealthier countries, especially among the elderly and more prevalent in poorer populated countries around the world. [5]


Cobalamin Deficiency is:
Treatable by medical professionals
Requires medical diagnosis
Lab tests of imaging always required
Can resolve within months


Cobalamin Deficiency leads to reduction of healthy red blood cells and affects the nervous system.


Symptoms


Most common symptoms of Cobalamin Deficiency include:
Fatigue
Poor balance
Anaemia
Memory loss
Pallor
Reduced sensation of touch
Shortness of breath
Tingling feet


Treatment


Self-care:
Consuming food rich in Vitamin B12 is the best way to prevent the development of this disease. Dairy products, eggs, meat, fish, and poultry are some of the good sources of Vitamin B12.


Medication:
Doctors usually ask the patients to consume food rich in Vitamin B12. If the patient is a vegetarian then, doctors may prescribe vitamin supplements like Vitamin B12-fortified grains, injections or a high dose of oral Vitamin B12. The conditions are usually cured when the body receives the enough amount of Vitamin B12.


Specialists:
Consult a nutritionist in such cases. mfine provides the necessary and basic information related to medical conditions. Visit us for a holistic treatment.

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