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Anemia: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments

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When Your Body Can’t Absorb Vitamin B12

Pernicious anemia is a type of anemia that occurs when your body can’t absorb enough vitamin B12 from the food you eat. This essential vitamin is necessary for the production of healthy red blood cells. Without enough vitamin B12, your body can’t make enough red blood cells, which leads to anemia.

The symptoms of pernicious anemia can be subtle at first, but they gradually become more severe over time. You may experience weakness, fatigue, or lightheadedness due to decreased oxygen flow throughout your body. Other symptoms may include tingling sensations in your hands and feet, memory loss, or depression.

Fortunately, pernicious anemia is highly treatable. The most effective treatment is a series of vitamin B12 injections given by a healthcare provider. In some cases, high-dose oral supplements may also be effective at treating this type of anemia.

If you suspect you may have pernicious anemia or are experiencing any anemia symptoms, it’s important to talk to your doctor right away. By taking action early and getting the right treatment, you can manage pernicious anemia and prevent further complications!

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