5 Warning Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency You Should Never Ignore

There are six main vitamin groups
that the human body needs for proper functioning. These are A, B, C, D, E
and K. Out of these, A, D, E and K are fat-soluble, and are stored by
the body to some extent in its fat reserves.

B
and C however are water soluble and are excreted away as urine, when
taken in excess. So these have more possibilities of being in deficit
than the others.
 
Vitamin
B is a family of substances grouped under the letter B that cause a
number of significant body processes to go at a better pace and in a
more orderly manner.
 
Out
of these, Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a particularly crucial
cofactor in DNA production and fatty and amino acid metabolism.
 
The
Wikipedia page on this particular substance besides listing it as the
most structurally complex protein also states in quite the bone-chilling
manner:
 
“Vitamin B12 deficiency
can potentially cause severe and irreversible damage, especially to the
brain and nervous system […] especially in elderly people (over age
60) who produce less stomach acid as they age, thereby increasing their
probability of B12 deficiencies. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause symptoms of mania and psychosis.”
 
So, you better keep this particular vitamin in mind when planning a diet.
Here are some of the red-light signs of a deficit of this particular vitamin.

1. UNEXPLAINED FATIGUE

If
you find yourself getting tired doing things that you could complete
with ease before, it might be because of a cobalamin deficiency. What
you need to do is start eating foods richer in vitamin B12.
These include, liver, eggs, cumin seeds among other things.

2. FEELING LIGHT-HEADED AND DIZZY

This
is also a trigger sign, because vitamin B12 plays a large role in
maintain adequate blood pressure; when blood pressure falls, people feel
light-headed and dizzy.
This
is usually an accompaniment to other symptoms of serious diseases, so
if it persists, you might want to get yourself looked at by a doctor.

3. FORGETTING THINGS

Brain
function is one of the primary things that concerns Vitamin B12. This
is why when there is a Vitamin B12 deficiency, there is a noticeable
effect on brain function more than anything else.
Forgetting
things is one of the many signs that should be a trigger sign for
something being wrong with your body. Again, if it persists however, do
see a doctor.

4. MUSCULAR DYSFUNCTION

Muscles are largely dependent on nerves for their existence and when your nerves fail, they take them down with them.

5. PINS AND NEEDLES

That
eerie feeling of having pins and needles being stuck inside your body,
is a result of your nerves going haywire or their myelin sheath
thinning. One of the many things that causes this is a deficiency of
Vitamin B12.
So what does one do?
Vitamin
B12 are easily available over-the-counter drugs and moreover most of
the common non vegetarian goods we consume on a daily basis have copious
amounts of it. If you want to take a step further, brew a tea of cumin
seeds and drink it before bed every night and increase your consumption
of things like eggs and liver.

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