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B12 Defficiency

Were you looking for information about Vitamin B12 Deficiency? B12 defficiency is a common misspelling of vitamin B12 deficiency.
A vitamin B12 deficiency can cause symptoms such as numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, weakness, constipation, and poor memory. Deficiencies can be treated with injectable or oral forms of vitamin B12 supplementation. Without prompt treatment, this problem can lead to permanent nerve damage. Some people may be more likely to develop a deficiency than others, including strict vegetarians, elderly adults, and those with an overactive thyroid.
 
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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