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B-12 Eeficency

Were you looking for information about Vitamin B12 Deficiency? B-12 deficency is a common misspelling of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Strict vegetarians, people with pernicious anemia, and elderly adults are at an increased risk for developing vitamin B12 deficiencies. Possible signs of a deficiency include soreness of the mouth or tongue, fatigue, poor memory, and weight loss. A vitamin B12 deficiency can be treated with injectable, oral, and nasal spray forms of the vitamin. If left untreated, a deficiency can lead to permanent nerve damage.
(Click Vitamin B12 Deficiency for more information on what problems may develop as a result of a deficiency, what other symptoms may occur, and what specific treatment options are available. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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