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Vitamin B12 deficiency directory

Vitamin B12 deficiency is harmful because your body needs B12 to make red blood cells. These cells bring oxygen to organs throughout the body. If there are not enough red blood cells, you may become anaemic. Symptoms of B12 deficiency include fatigue, weakness, depression, dementia, numbness, paleness, and more. Those on a vegan diet may need to take a B12 supplement to prevent anaemia. Treatments for a vitamin B12 deficiency include vitamin B12 injections and supplements. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes vitamin B12 deficiency, as well as symptoms, treatments and much more.

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Long-term use of commonly prescribed heartburn and ulcer medications is linked to a higher risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a new study.

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Following a vegetarian diet can be a health choice for some people, but it is important to include a wide variety of foods to make sure the body gets all the nutrients it needs.

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