Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin. It helps the body in the production of red blood cells and DNA. It also helps in the proper functioning of the nervous system. It is found in animal food such as meat, fish, poultry, dairy and eggs. In elder people deficiency of Vitamin B12 is very common. Risk of deficiency increases if you don’t get enough vitamins from food. Sometimes, it is difficult to differentiate between vitamin B12 and folate deficiency. It is also used to diagnose Anemia.
People who may have vitamin deficiency:
List of diseases caused by vitamin deficiency:
Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency:
If a person has trouble in absorbing vitamin B12 or has pernicious anaemia, they will need some shots of vitamins. People who are strictly taking vegan diets can take vitamin supplements to overcome vitamin deficiency. They can also increase the intake of fortified grains, B12 injections, etc. Most people can prevent it by taking seafood, dairy products, meat, egg, etc.
For Vitamin B12 deficiency test appointment call us on +917289-87-6363. AreYouHealthy offers home sample collection too. To use our service you can also log on to www.areyouhealthy.in or make an online booking. The payment can be paid at the time of sample collection. The test result will send it to you via email or post in 2-3 business days. If you opt for hard copies extra Rs 75/- will be charged.
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