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10 Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Blurry Vision

If you suffer from a B12 deficiency you could have fuzzy vision.
This manifestation is more seen when the condition progresses to nerve damage. If it is affecting the optic nerve,
which is the one responsible of connecting our eyes with the brain, signals can’t travel as efficiently and vision is affected. 

Although many people ignore vision decline as an inevitable part of life however, it could be due to an avoidable vitamin B12 deficiency.

Hair, Skin and Nail Problems

Vitamin B12 is important for healthy hair, skin and nails. when your B12 supply isn’t sufficient you may notice their deterioration. 
One of the possible signs is Vitiligo which is a disorder of pigmentation
causes skin strips that appear white.
Other skin conditions include dermatitis, acne, hyperpigmentation or skin lesions. 

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Insufficient levels of B12 can cause hair loss, premature grey hair and
dark brown nails a swollen, red tongue known as Glossitis is an early indicator
of vitamin B12 deficiency.

It can cause irritation of the tongue and a sensation of discomfort. you may struggle to talk and even to eat  once your tongue changes in form.

Other undesirable symptoms the vitamin B12 insufficiency can
also lead to various oral problems like mouth ulcers, pricking and tingling of the
tongue, as well as an itching or burning sensation in the mouth.

Digestive Issues and Reduced Appetite

Some problems of the digestive tract can be related to the vitamin B12
deficiency including nausea and vomiting, heartburn, gas , abdominal bloating
constipation and diarrhea. 
Frequent diarrhea may cause weakness and loss of appetite that involves in unhealthily weight loss. 
If you speak to an experienced doctor and they might detect the signs of vitamin B12 deficiencies right away but you’ll require a blood test in order to verify and pinpoint the issue. 

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Consulting your physician about the level of your B12 amounts is a great option if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed. 
and especially if your lifestyle is likely to develop some vitamin deficiencies, for example, if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, have undergone weight-loss surgery ,or suffering from an illness that interferes with the absorption of nutrients, such as Crohn’s disease, colitis, IBS, or Celiac disease. 

Treatment and early diagnosis is crucial when it comes to vitamin B12 deficiencies. 
If left untreated, they could have serious consequences, including brain disorders, blood diseases and physical limitations.

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