A vitamin B12 deficiency describes an insufficient amount of vitamin B12 in the body. The causes can vary, e.g. specific diseases or diets. It is important to discover the underlying problem. Usually the main treatment is the supplementation of vitamin B12.
A vitamin B12 deficiency is a deficiency of vitamin B12 in the human body. Since vitamin B12 is one of the necessary elements for the body, the deficiency of vitamin B12 may result in fatigue, abnormal metabolism, and anemia.
The causes of a vitamin B12 deficiency are varied and may include an unbalanced diet, and digestive system related diseases often play an important role. For example, vitamin B12 is found in meat, so a vegetarian may have higher risks of acquiring the deficiency. In addition, the digestive system is an important system for the body to absorb vitamin B12 and if there is any injury or damage to the digestive system such as the stomach or intestines, it may prevent normal absorption of vitamin B12. People with a vitamin B12 deficiency may experience symptoms like fatigue, weakness, tiredness, discomfort of the digestive system, pale skin, ulcers of the mouth and the like. If the condition worsens, it can lead to anemia and damage of the nerves.
The treatment of a vitamin B12 deficiency depends on the cause. It is important to know the underlying problem. For example, if it is caused by an imbalanced diet, then the treatment will focus on changes in the diet. However, the main treatment is the supplementing of vitamin B12. The supplements can be taken either orally or by injection. Once the level of vitamin B12 returns to normal, the related symptoms will gradually disappear.
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Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
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