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Vitamin B12 deficiency can be due to a diet lacking in B12 rich foods, like in the case of vegans and vegetarians. It can also be due to poor absorption due to alcoholism, low levels of stomach acids and a protein called gastric intrinsic factor, gastritis, celiac, Crohn's disease, pernicious anemia, aging, and a genetic variation.
A tingly sensation may be a sign that you have a vitamin B12 deficiency. Constantly feeling exhausted or depressed could also be a sign that your body doesn't have enough vitamin B12 to produce healthy red blood cells or to manufacture serotonin. Studies have linked diabetes to a risk of vitamin B12 deficiency while researchers claim that heartburn medication inhibits nutrient absorption and may, therefore, lead to vitamin B12 deficiency.
Nerve pain is known to drive people into depression. The chronic pain, inflammation and a burning sensation can make people quite helpless. There are several causes and associate treatments for nerve pain. Vitamin B12 deficiency causes nerve tingling which can be relieved with supplementation. Herpes zoster cause shingles, and the associated nerve pain can only be managed through morphine. Nerve compression due to bad posture can cause a severe burning sensation, and this requires posture correction and exercise.
Any sudden fluttering in the heart can give you a reason to worry. It can be a common experience for many. But not all...
Unsightly strands of gray hair on your head are always unwelcome. They often indicate that you are getting older. But, what if they arrive...
Be it lifestyles, our food choices, or the amount of time we spend working, mental health is a common concern in today’s times. Nutrition and mental health have had a close relationship for a long time now. Either because of the quality of food or the quantity, we are missing out on good food that keeps our brains and minds happy. Micronutrients such as selenium, vitamin B12, vitamin D, omega-3 fats, and iron have a major role to play in maintaining mental health.
Most vitamin deficiencies also show up on the skin. While a lack of vitamin A can cause scaly, dry skin, lack of B6 leads to skin ulcers, and lack of B7 can cause eczema. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause vitiligo. Both C and E are antioxidants and their deficiency causes premature skin aging, wrinkles, and dryness. Lack of D causes psoriasis.
As we grow older, it is quite normal for our hair to turn gray. But, premature graying is not normal and may occur even among the youth, which is alarming. Premature graying of the hair may be an indication of other underlying ailments and must not be ignored. Often, our diet and lifestyle are responsible for the hair to prematurely turn gray. It is important to understand the reason behind the condition to prevent more damage.
It's easy to get addicted to peanut butter. But if you are eating it more than often it could be a sign that your body is telling you something. You could have these cravings if you are following a low-fat diet or if you aren't eating enough carbs. Also, you could crave for peanut butter when you are stressed.
Shifting to veganism is a hard choice what with having to sacrifice habits you grew up with. However, there's more to why it might be difficult and not the right choice for your body type. A vegan diet can cause iron, vitamin B12, vitamin K2, choline, and vitamin A deficiencies along with starch intolerance. These result in various health issues that might force you to go off of your vegan diet.
Vitamins are an integral part of our diet. Though they don’t provide energy like carbohydrates, fats and protein, they help the body with growth...
Numbness in the hands is a fairly common issue and usually one we ignore. Your hand may be numb right after you wake up simply because you've put too much pressure on it while sleeping. Sometimes, however, numbness in the hands may be a symptom of chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or diabetes. A host of other conditions such as systemic diseases and medication can also cause numbness in hands. It is important to find and address the underlying cause of the condition.
Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency are so varied that it's often difficult to diagnose the deficiency on the basis of symptoms alone. If you lack B12 whether due to your diet or poor absorption, you would experience fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle weakness, dizziness, poor vision, pale or yellow skin, a smooth tongue, and even vitiligo. You may also have more episodes of brain fog and depression.
Forgetting things is a normal part of aging, but it may eventually turn into dementia. You’ll be even more at risk with chronic stress, alcoholism, smoking, depression, and sleep-deprivation. Multitasking and stress can also distract you, making it easy to forget words or names. Other health conditions like vitamin B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism make it hard to remember things, but proper management will improve it. Forgetfulness is a common side effect of some medication, too.
Having cold feet can be really distracting. It may be hard to focus or get things done! And while cold feet is often caused...
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