Vitamin B-12 Deficiancy

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Vitamin B12 deficiency is a factor in many health problems, including permanent nerve damage. It is easily treatable, however, with both oral and injectable forms of vitamin B12 supplementation. Potential signs of a deficiency include anemia, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, poor memory, and constipation. While most people in developed countries consume plenty of vitamin B12, some can have problems absorbing the vitamin from their diets. Some of these people may include vegetarians, older adults, and people with pernicious anemia.
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