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Do you want to know more about Vitamin B12 deficiency?
Are you confused about diagnosis, are you being treated correctly?
Did you know B12 deficiency is one of the most misunderstood conditions worldwide? And yet it is very easy and inexpensive to treat.
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Everyone makes better choices when they have the right information. You’re in the right place. I've gathered together everything you need to know about Vitamin B12 deficiency so that you can educate yourself about this very common condition. It will help you ask your doctor the right questions, stay up to date, read the latest research and take action.
It relates to you, wherever you are in the world. It’s free, accessible and readily available to anyone who has an interest. And I have more than just an interest. Find out why I set the site up in About Me.
My aim is to help patients understand more about B12 deficiency, seek a diagnosis, and receive appropriate treatment from their doctor. If you need personalised help please see the contact page for more information.
B12 injections are required to treat vitamin B12 deficiency when you cannot absorb this complex vitamin from food. This means that oral B12 tablets may raise B12 levels but will NOT be helping to treat your symptoms.
The What To Do Next page is a step by step guide from diagnosis to treatment. We have also developed an app to help assess your risk.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please don’t take a B12 supplement before you’ve seen your GP. Get a test first to check your level. Supplements skew results!
The name ‘Pernicious anaemia’ confuses doctors - many patients NEVER present with anaemia/macrocytosis - this is very late stage. NICE and BNF Guidelines still categorise B12 deficiency under anaemia, this needs to change.
It is a crucial element in the construction of DNA. It can result in symptoms ranging from severe anaemia requiring blood transfusions, to serious and permanent nerve damage and psychiatric conditions.
Being deficient in Vitamin B12 can have lasting effects on your body, your mind and your appetite for life.
Simply watching the first 5 minutes of this documentary film will make it clear just how serious B12 deficiency is and how misdiagnosis can occur.
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