Vitamin B12, which is important for blood formation and brain nerves, is the vitamin that the body suffers from most. What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency? So, what causes vitamin B12 deficiency? Vitamin B12 deficiency, which has an important place in the protection of the nervous system, memory and body health, can cause serious health problems if precautions are not taken. Phytotherapy Specialist Dr. Ümit Aktaş says “One of the most important symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency is fatigue” and warns “I recommend you not to underestimate the B12 deficiency and undertake the necessary treatment under the doctor’s supervision, otherwise the lack of a vitamin may endanger your health.”
Phytotherapy Specialist Dr. Ümit Aktaş who stated that it is necessary to check whether there is a B12 deficiency at the source of the problem, especially in the case of exhaustion that does not pass, and especially the concentration disorder and forgetfulness accompanying this exhaustion warns “If there is a tingling sensation in your hands and feet, I suggest you consider the possibility of suffering from this vital vitamin deficiency. Those who are prone to depression should also have a look at B12 values. It must be investigated whether there is a deficiency of vitamin B12 behind the problem in cases of depression, this should be a gold standard”.
B12 deficiency proceeds insidiously
Underlining that the deficiency of this important vitamin does not manifest itself immediately, Ümit Aktaş said “B12 deficiency proceeds insidiously. When deficiency symptoms appear, your B12 value is now crawling on the ground. Do not underestimate the problem by saying “What will it be, it is only a vitamin”. The lack of a vitamin can endanger all your health, hospitalize you, and even its results can be fatal”.
Who are at risk?
Emphasizing that B12 deficiency causes depression, paranoia, memory loss, and even hallucinations, and that vitamin B12 deficiency is common in our country Ümit Aktaş also warned those at risk. Dr. Aktas said “Stomach medications such as roasted chickpea that are used indiscriminately, and even if so, cause B12 deficiency. There is not enough vitamin B12 in herbal foods; it should be taken from animal foods. Therefore, B12 deficiency may be observed in vegetarians and vegans who do not consume animal food. I often say how dangerous stomach surgeries for slimming are. Here, one of the side effects of these surgeries is B12 deficiency. Diabetes medications used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes also cause vitamin B12 deficiency. If you belong to one of these groups, you should follow your B12 values”.