Vitamin B12 deficiency is more common than people think, as many live their lives suffering from diseases that can be prevented simply by adding more B12 to their diets.
Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps maintain the health of the body’s nerves and blood cells, and aids in the formation of DNA, the genetic material in all cells. The body absorbs B12 by eating food.
And nerve trauma to the side of the body could be a warning sign that your B12 levels are low.
Thyroid Patient Advocacy explained: “It can be felt coming in a few seconds before it strikes, then it almost feels like a mild but deep electric shock and recedes quickly. It can happen on either side of the hips or on either side of the upper body, along the ribs. So, they can occur in succession in two or three sites, one by one directly. ”
Vitamin B12 deficiency caused by pernicious anemia can cause general instability. This can make daily activities risky.
Another sign of balance problems due to B12 is the inability to stand up straight with eyes closed.
According to the Pernicious Anemia Association (PAS), one of the hallmarks is burning feet, which is also known as Grierson-Gopalan syndrome.
This occurs when low levels of vitamin B12 damage nerves in the extremities of the body, such as the feet.
Signs of B12 deficiency include:
Lack of energy.
• shortness of breath.
Loss of appetite and weight loss.
However, one of the limitations of blood tests is that it measures the total amount of vitamin B12 in the blood, regardless of whether or not it can be used by the body.
This is why discussing all of your symptoms with your GP is imperative in order to make a proper diagnosis.
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