News about Osteopenia, Osteoporosis B12 Vitamin deficiency.
Many people talk about Vitamin D and Vitamin K for strong bones. Few
mention any of the B vitamins when they discuss building strong bones. But Vitamin B12 is important. And for some people their
low levels of Vitamin B12 are the cause of their thinning or porous
bones. Of course low levels of this vitamin can be the cause of a
number of other symptoms too.
Some symptoms of deficiency in tis vitamin..
As you can see B12 is a very important vitamin and anyone with ANY of the symptoms above should have their levels checked.
Who is at risk?
Although anyone can develop such a
deficiency there are certain groups who are at greater risk:
Vegetarians, those over age 60, alcoholics, anyone with Chron's disease, Celiac disease, Graves disease, Lupus, bacterial growth, parasites, Atrophic gastirits, as well as those with a
malabsorbtion problems,, those with pernicious anemia,
persons who have had certain abominable surgeries and persons taking certain
If you have bone loss and you have experienced any of the conditions or symptoms listed above, do talk with your physician about getting screened. You do not want your treatment to NOT work because a B12 vitamin deficiency is getting in the way.
The remedy for B12 deficiency is simple.
You can get a B12 shot on a regular basis - either given by your health care provider or you can administer it yourself. There are also sub-lingual loungers that you can take.
Special Note: If you take the B12 shots, do ask your health care provider for the form that is aluminum free.
To read more you can go to Osteoporosis B12 Vitamin Deficiency
Click here for the List of Causes of Osteopenia page.