Vitamins

Vitamin B12 Defeciency Leads To Pernicious Anemia

Vitamin B 12 deficiency, can pose a very serious threat to the body as it leads to a condition called Pernicious Anemia.

Pernicious Anemia is an autoimmune disease wherein the body is unable to make sufficient red blood cells, as it is unable to absorb sufficient Vitamin B12 from the digestive tract.

This condition occurs due to the inflammation of the mucous lining of the stomach. Destruction of the gastric mucosal cells causes an enzyme to be not produced in the body, which is mainly responsible for the absorption of Vitamin B12.

But how will one know if they are suffering from Pernicious Anemia, some of the symptoms of Pernicious Anemia are as follows

  • Palpitations
  • Headache
  • Chest Pain
  • Burning and Tingling sensation at the extremities
  • Bleeding of the gum’s
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Irritability
  • Diarrhea
  • Impotence
  • Fever
  • Upset Stomach
  • Personality changes
  • Ringing in the ears.

If you are facing any of these symptoms please contact your doctor as soon as possible. This condition can be treated through administration of Vitamin B12 supplements depending on the severity of the condition or in some cases Vitamin B12 injections are administered once a month.

Keep these points in mind and have a healthy and balanced diet.

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