THE IMPORTANCE OF B12
Now is not the time to feel bad. Staying healthy is on everybody’s mind. The list of symptoms for Covid-19 is long, but fever and shortness of breath are at the top of the list. But you should know, those two symptoms are on the list for several ailments. One ailment is the last thing most people will think of… B12 deficient.
How do you check your B levels?
With every yearly doctor’s visit that contains a full blood panel, you can request that your doctor runs Vitamin B testing. This will be able to see where all your B’s are. B vitamins are important for the brain and most bodily functions that we take for granted. Hair growth, nails and mental health are closely related to vitamin B. If you are feeling bad or have deficiency symptoms, you can request your doctor to check your levels if he/she feels your could possible point to lower levels.
B12 deficiency can cause unlikely symptoms
Fatigue: It is tough to call a symptom in the busy world today, but it certainly can be a sign that your body needs attention.
Shortness of breath: This is a symptom to never ignore. breathing issues can detect or lead to serious respiratory infections.
Confusion: Yes, we all forget sometimes. However, confusion can be a symptom that can determine underlining issues.
Pin and needles: Tingling in the limbs are usually caused by poor circulation. If it is a recurrent issue, it’s important to let your doctor know.
Moody: Mood swings are widely accepted in a quarantine world. Yet, mood swings can be a sign of imbalance.
Yellowing of skin or eyes: Jaundice is when the skin and eyes turn a yellowish color. This is a sign that your body could be going through a few different scenarios. Don’t panic. But also, don’t hesitate to let your doctor know right away.
Fever: Not the most common symptom in B12 deficiency, but a fever can be a symptom. The body temperature can rise anytime it tries to fight off something that is abnormal with the body.
Rapid Aging: When the organs are depleted from nutrition, the skin can react by rapid aging. Wrinkling skin from dehydration or sinking or loss of mass from malnutrition can be a sign that something major is missing inside.
How to increase B12 when needed?
Increasing B12 levels in your body is fairly easy in most cases. Your doctor may recommend a B12 injection or supplements to increase your levels quickly if it is necessary. However, only your doctor can tell you what is necessary for your individual care.
Increase B12 Naturally
Eating foods enriched with B‘s is the best way to make sure you are maintaining your B needs. People who lead a gluten-free lifestyle must use alternatives to pastas and breads, but grains and breads are a simple daily staple for many.
Oysters, clams and other shellfish can be a great source of getting your natural B12.
If seafood isn’t for you, eggs and dairy can be another great source for ingesting the B’s needed on a daily basis.
If you have a strict diet that leaves you with a lack of B daily intake, you must to talk with your doctor on the best ways to get a supplemental B vitamin. B’s are incredibly important for mental and physical health.
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