Signs on the tongue that indicate a vitamin B12 deficiency

Cairo – Egypt today

A recent scientific study has proven that vitamin B12 is one of the essential nutrients for the body, which it needs to generate red blood cells and DNA, protect the immune and nervous system, in addition to maintaining heart health. Vitamin B12 deficiency causes a number of serious effects to the body, including deficiency Red blood cells and nerve damage Certain medical conditions can increase an individual’s risk of a deficiency of this vitamin, such as pernicious anemia, which affects how the body absorbs vitamin B12 from food. Noting sores around the mouth area. The mouth may give other warning signs of a vitamin B12 deficiency, including atrophic glossitis, in which small bumps appear on the tongue and begin to damage. A sore tongue is another warning sign of not getting enough of the vitamin. In a study conducted by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, oral manifestations in patients with deficiency were analyzed Vitamin B12.

The study indicated that “vitamin B12 is one of the important nutritional components that affect oral health.” It concluded that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause a variety of oral manifestations with pain the tongue, being the main complaint. Good sources of B12 include: meat, fish, dairy products, eggs, soy products, and fortified breakfast cereals.

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