Vitamin B-12 Defficiency

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In people who have difficulty absorbing vitamin B12 into their bloodstream, a deficiency may occur. This deficiency is fairly common and may cause symptoms such as confusion or dementia, soreness of the mouth or tongue, weakness, and depression. Vitamin B12 supplements are available to treat deficiencies and to prevent them in people at high risk for such problems. Older adults, vegetarians, and people with liver or kidney disease appear to be more likely to develop a vitamin B12 deficiency.
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