Signs & Symptoms

HOW CAN A B12 DEFICIENCY AFFECT US?

When a B12 deficiency occurs it can cause symptoms to manifest almost anywhere in the body. Some sufferers will show many symptoms whilst others will show no physical symptoms at all.

 

Intensity of symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Some will experience a vague feeling of being unwell but find it difficult to describe, whilst in others their symptoms are so severe that they impact on everyday life.

 

Short, sharp stabbing pains can come and go instantaneously but other symptoms creep up over a number of years. When these occur in older people they are often just put down to old age and the B12 deficiency goes undiagnosed and untreated.

 

Some symptoms can disappear soon after treatment begins, but for most people it takes months or even years to regain full health. If diagnosis or treatment has been delayed it is quite possible for irreversible damage to have occurred.

 

Listed below are the more common symptoms of B12 deficiency but there are too many to mention them all. Remember, any part of the body can be affected.

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Hair

Cognitive

  • Brain fog

  • Intelectual regression

  • Slowed processing

  • Slurring

  • Word finding

Pain

  • Nerve tingling/pain in head/face

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Neurological

Cognitive Dysfunction - Brain fog

Intelectual regression

Slowed processing

Speech Difficulties - Slurring

Word finding

Neuralgia -  Nerve tingling/pain in head/face

Trigeminal neuralgia

Movement - (Involuntary)

CHEST & UPPER LIMBS

HEAD,

NECK,

 THROAT & SPINE

ABDOMEN (UPPER & LOWER)

REPRODUCTIVE & URINARY

LOWER LIMBS

GENERAL SYSTEM

  • Optic neuropathy

  • Reduced visual acuity

  • Blepharospasm (twitching)

Sensory

  • Hearing loss

  • Tinnitus

  • Auditory hallucination

  • Severe headache

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