Published by: Pravin Makwana
Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Vitamin B12 is such an element of the body, the lack of which will shake not only the body but also the brain. In a way, vitamin B12 deficiency causes the body to become helpless. There are also natural reasons for that. Vitamin B12 is responsible for the synthesis of RBCs and DNA in the body. That is, the RBCs in the blood will not be formed until the body does not have enough vitamin B12 and when the RBCs in the blood are low, the oxygen will also reach the body less. When the oxygen reaches less, the whole body will be in turmoil. This is why vitamin B12 is like an organism for us.
Vitamin B12 cannot be stored in the body. That is why daily intake of vitamin B2 is necessary. According to an NCBI report, 70 percent of people in India are struggling with vitamin B12 deficiency. That is why most people complain of fatigue and weakness. These signs should be recognized and supplementation should be considered before vitamin B12 deficiency becomes dangerous.
Fatigue and Weakness – According to TOI news, the first sign of vitamin B12 deficiency is fatigue and weakness. Because the lack of vitamin B12 reduces the supply of oxygen. That’s why body parts get weak. It always leads to laziness, frustration and lack of energy.
Effect on brain capacity- When oxygen starts to decrease in the body, it will also decrease to reach the brain. It has to give more emphasis on thinking in the brain. In fact, vitamin B12 is essential for vein health. When the nerves begin to weaken, it will be difficult to concentrate on anything. Memory loss will start to increase and the brain will always feel sluggish.
Tingling- The hands and feet will begin to tingle when the nerves are weakened. Sensation in hands and feet will decrease. Sometimes the hands and feet will start trembling and if vitamin B12 is too low, the veins in the hands and feet will start getting damaged. It will lead to peripheral neuropathy.
Vision problems – Deficiency of vitamin B12 will also cause loss of eyesight. This will cause damage to the optic nerve, leading to optic neuropathy. It will look blurry.
Mouth Sores – Sores in the mouth can be signs of vitamin B12 deficiency. It will cause inflammation on the tongue. The tongue will become swollen and red.
Difficulty in walking – If you are having difficulty in walking. Fatigue while walking is a sign of vitamin B12 deficiency. Because when the nerves in the legs start to get damaged, it makes it difficult to grasp the movement.
Skin color – Vitamin B12 deficiency will change skin color. It can even lead to jaundice. Due to which the whole body will turn yellow.
If several of these symptoms appear together, consult a doctor immediately. In addition, vitamin B12 can be obtained from fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, almonds, walnuts, oatmeal, cornflakes, buttermilk, milk, yogurt, eggs, dairy products, whole grains, beets, potatoes, mushrooms, fortified breakfast cereals, etc.
(Disclaimer: The advice given in this article is for general information, News 18 Gujarati does not endorse the same, consult doctors before acting on any advice)