Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiencies

Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiencies

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Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiencies Whoa€™s at Risk a€“ Why a€“ What Can Be Done -- Strict Vegans -- Newborns of Strict Vegans -- The Elderly -- Dialysis Patients -- Pregnant Women Are you or any of your loved ones among the above groups? If so, then you/they are in danger of suffering the effects of a serious vitamin B12 deficiency. These a€œeffectsa€ can take various forms such as anemia where you feel tired all the time and that your strength has absolutely vanished to real neurological damage as in newborn babies of strict vegan mothers to mental disorders in the elderly mimicking Alzheimera€™s disease. Without proper testing, even doctors can be fooled into providing inaccurate diagnoses. Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiencies is written in straight-forward, easy-to-understand language so anyone with an interest in the subject matter can quickly grasp the concepts. However, self-diagnosis and treatment is highly discouraged. To peek inside the book and read the first few pages, scroll up the page and click on the booka€™s cover (different excerpt below). Youa€™ll get a sense of the writing style and be able to decide if ita€™s for you. To purchase, click the purchase button on the upper right. Other information about Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiencies : Genre a€“ Health a Fitness/diet a nutrition/vitamins ---- Medical a€“ Nutrition Tags a€“b12 deficiencies, vitamin b12 deficiency, strict vegan diet, vitamin B12 shots, vitamin b12 side effects, vitamin B12 deficiency treatment, vegan b12 Excerpt from Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiencies: . . . Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Neurological Symptoms One of the most important functions of vitamin B12 in the body is helping to form the protective coating, called the myelin sheath (i.e. Schwann cells), around the nerves. They make the nerve fiber in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) look like a string of pearls. Schwann cells are one of two supporting cells in the PNS. The other is called a satellite cell and surrounds cell bodies within the ganglia (cell bodies that lie along the nerves in the PNS). It is believed that both types of supporting cells provide insulation for the electrical current that flows through the nerves, but their function is still largely unknown. When vitamin B12 is deficient, this protective covering does not develop properly. One of the conditions caused by B12 deficiency is neuropathy in the feet and lower limbs. The definition of neuropathy is: Any disease of nervous tissue, but particularly a degenerative disease of nerves. Accompanying symptoms include: -- tingling -- numbness -- loss of sensation (heat/cold) -- and sometimes a burning sensation Since vitamin B12 can be stored in the liver for between 3 a€“ 5 years to provide tiny amounts for the bodya€™s use, the symptoms of deficiency can take a long time before becoming noticeable. Also, the pernicious anemia that also accompanies B12 deficiency can be hidden by the ingestion of folic acid. If the anemia is hidden and the deficiency symptoms are not treated, permanent neurological damage occurs. --End of Excerpt a€“... Health Benefits of Sunshine DISCLAIMER About the Author EXCERPT CONTEMPORARY MALNUTRITION Kindle Books by Joyce Zborower EspaApol Libros (Spanish language Books) a€“Available or Coming Soon Questions and Commentsanbsp;...

Title:Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiencies
Author: Joyce Zborower, M.A.
Publisher:Hunting4Clients, LLC - 2013-06-27

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