3 main symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency

October 15, 2019  17:35

Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to a number of health problems, including the development of anemia, if you do not take the necessary measures. But the problem is that many people do not realize that they have a deficiency of this vitamin.

Here are some important symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency:

Pallor of the skin

With a deficiency of vitamin B12, people are often pale. Of course, this symptom can also be characteristic of many other problems, so if you notice that you have become paler than usual recently, it will not be superfluous to consult a doctor and take an analysis for vitamin B12 levels.

Skin yellowness

A yellow skin tone can be a sign of jaundice, which may also be associated with a deficiency of vitamin B12. Jaundice is a serious problem that needs attention, so if you notice such a symptom, be sure to consult a doctor.

White spots on the skin

White spots on the skin are another characteristic sign of vitamin B12 deficiency. Such spots occur due to a reduced level of melanin with a lack of this vitamin. More often, such spots appear on the elbows.

Most often vitamin B12 deficiency is encountered by vegetarians and vegans, since a lot of this vitamin is found in meat products that they do not consume.

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