As you get older, your body may not absorb B12 as easily. If you don’t treat it, low levels of B12 could lead to anemia, nerve damage, moodiness, and other serious problems.
☢️Do your hands, feet, or legs feel like they’re on “pins and needles”? ☣️Shortage of B12 can damage the protective sheath that covers your nerves.
✴️Diseases like celiac, Crohn’s, or other gut illnesses may make it harder for your body to absorb the vitamin.
🈸So can taking some heartburn drugs.
🥶Without enough B12, you might not have enough healthy red blood cells to move oxygen around your body (anemia). That can leave you shivering and cold, especially in your hands and feet.🥶
⚖️ A lack of B12 may lead to depression, confusion, memory problems, and dementia. It also can affect your balance.
🥴Your doctor might call it #atrophic #glossitis. Tiny bumps on your tongue called papillae start to waste away. That makes it look and feel kind of smooth and glossy. Infections, medication, and other conditions can cause it, too. But if not enough B12 or other nutrients is to blame, your tongue also may be sore.
🛑 If you take more than what you need, your body passes the rest out through your pee. Still, high doses could have some side effects, like dizziness, headache, anxiety, nausea, and vomiting.🛑
🔆🔆🔆 You can get more vitamin B12 from chicken, eggs, and fish. But one of best sources by far is something that may not be a regular on your menu: beef liver.🔆🔆🔆
💊💊💊 Some drugs drop your B12 levels or make it harder for your body to use the vitamin. They include:
Chloramphenicol, an antibiotic used to treat infection
Proton pump inhibitors like lansoprazole (Prevacid) and omeprazole (Prilosec)
Peptic ulcer meds like cimetidine (Tagamet) and famotidine (Pepcid)
Metformin for diabetes.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist 💊💊💊
👨🏿⚕️👨🏿⚕️👨🏿⚕️ One of the more common weight loss operations is called “#gastric_bypass.” After the surgery, food bypasses parts of your stomach and small intestine.
🤰🏻🤰🏻🤰🏻🤰🏻 Talk to your doctor about B12 supplements, both during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Infants who don’t get enough could have serious and permanent damage to their nerves or brain cells. Your baby might need supplements, too.🤰🏻🤰🏻🤰🏻🤰🏻