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Vitamin B12 Deficiency, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Diseases

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Diseases

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Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin present in many foods.
Vitamin B12 is found in meat, poultry, not present in vegetables and fruits
Vitamin B12 is important for red blood cells production.
It is also important for peripheral nerve function

Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a silent disease
Severity of Vitamin B12 deficiency is inversely related to age
One cause of Vitamin B12 deficiency is malabsorption
The other cause is poor food intake function

It is a cause of peripheral neuropathy
There is heart failure and cardiomyopathy
There may be megaloblastic and pernicious anemia
There may be subacute combined degeneration of brain and dementia

Prevention of Vitamin B12 Deficiency is as important as treatment.
Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency is taking vitamin B12 supplements
And a diet containing red meat, egg yolks, fortified milk and liver,
There are no vegetable sources such as whole grain cereals and green vegetables

-An original poem by Kenneth Kee

Interesting Tips about the Vitamin B12 Deficiency

A Healthy Lifestyle

1. Take a well Balanced Diet

2. The goal of Vitamin B12 Deficiency treatment is the prevention of subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord and brain and anemia.

Therefore prevention of Vitamin B12 Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency treatment and prevention measures are:

Medications:

Vitamin B12 supplements

a. Vitamin B12 is given at 100 mcg per day by injection until the response is adequate.

b. Prevention of Vitamin B12 deficiency in people taking isoniazid, hydralazine, cycloserine and penicillinamine

c. Patients with homocystinuria

Vitamin B12 does not give side effects because being water soluble it is excreted easily in the urine if large doses are ingested

3. Keep bones and body strong

Bone marrow produces our blood

Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.

Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits

Zinc and other minerals are important to the body

4. Get enough rest and Sleep

Avoid stress and tension

5. Exercise and stay active.

It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 21⁄2 hours a week.

One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.

Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.

6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman.

Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone.

Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.

7. Stop or do not begin smoking.

It also interferes with blood supply and healing.

Chapter 1

Vitamin B12

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin

Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water.

After the body uses these vitamins, leftover amounts leave the body through the urine.

The body can store vitamin B12 for years in the liver.

Vitamin B12 has the largest and most complex chemical structure of all the vitamins.

It is unique among vitamins in that it contains a metal ion, cobalt.

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) is present in all living human tissues as an important ingredient in the production of red blood cells.

What are the functions of Vitamin B12?

Functions of Vitamin B12:

1. It is important in metabolism of labile methyl groups example biosynthesis of choline and methionine

2. It maintains glutathione in reduced state

3. It is important in the maturation of erythrocytes, neurologic function and growth.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Introduction
Chapter 1 Vitami

Éditeur:
Sortie:
Dec 5, 2014
ISBN:
9781310828249
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Medical doctor since 1972.Started Kee Clinic in 1974 at 15 Holland Dr #03-102, relocated to 36 Holland Dr #01-10 in 2009.Did my M.Sc (Health Management ) in 1991 and Ph.D (Healthcare Administration) in 1993.Dr Kenneth Kee is still working as a family doctor at the age of 70.However he has reduced his consultation hours to 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours inthe afternoon.He first started writing free blogs on medical disorders seen in the clinic in 2007 on http://kennethkee.blogspot.com.His purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of his patients which is also his dissertation for his Ph.D (Healthcare Administration). He then wrote an autobiography account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog http://afamilydoctorstale.blogspot.comThis autobiography account “A Family Doctor’s Tale” was combined with his early “A Simple Guide to Medical Disorders” into a new Wordpress Blog “A Family Doctor’s Tale” on http://ken-med.com.From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 1000 eBooks.He apologized for typos and spelling mistakes in his earlier books.He will endeavor to improve the writing in futures.Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple.For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients.The later books go into more details of medical disorders.He has published 1000 eBooks on various subjects on health, 1 autobiography of his medical journey, another on the autobiography of a Cancer survivor, 2 children stories and one how to study for his nephew and grand-daughter.The purpose of these simple guides is to educate patient on health disorders and not meant as textbooks.He does not do any night duty since 2000 ever since Dr Tan had his second stroke.His clinic is now relocated to the Buona Vista Community Centre.The 2 units of his original clinic are being demolished to make way for a new Shopping Mall.He is now doing some blogging and internet surfing (bulletin boards since the 1980's) startingwith the Apple computer and going to PC.The entire PC is upgraded by himself from XT to the present Pentium duo core.The present Intel i7 CPU is out of reach at the moment because the CPU is still expensive.He is also into DIY changing his own toilet cistern and other electric appliance.His hunger for knowledge has not abated and he is a lifelong learner.The children have all grown up and there are 2 grandchildren who are even more technically advanced than the grandfather where mobile phones are concerned.This book is taken from some of the many articles in his blog (now with 740 posts) A Family Doctor’s Tale.Dr Kee is the author of:"A Family Doctor's Tale""Life Lessons Learned From The Study And Practice Of Medicine""Case Notes From A Family Doctor"

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Diseases - Kenneth Kee

Vitamin B12

Deficiency

A

Simple

Guide

To

Condition,

Treatment

And

Related Diseases

by

Dr Kenneth Kee

M.B.,B.S. (Singapore)

Ph.D (Healthcare Administration)

Copyright Kenneth Kee 2014 Smashwords Edition

Published By Kenneth Kee at Smashwords.com

Dedication

This book is dedicated

to my wife Dorothy

and my children

Carolyn, Grace

and Kelvin

This book describes the Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Treatment and Associated Diseases or in vernacular terms

(What You Need to Treat and Cope with Vitamin B12 Deficiency)

This eBook is licensed for the personal enjoyment only. This eBook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each reader.

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Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

Introduction

Ode To Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin present in many foods.

Vitamin B12 is found in meat, poultry, not present in vegetables and fruits

Vitamin B12 is important for red blood cells production.

It is also important for peripheral nerve function

Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Vitamin B12 deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of Vitamin B12 deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function

It is a cause of peripheral neuropathy

There is heart failure and cardiomyopathy

There may be megaloblastic and pernicious anemia

There may be subacute combined degeneration of brain and dementia

Prevention of Vitamin B12 Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency is taking vitamin B12 supplements

And a diet containing red meat, egg yolks, fortified milk and liver,

There are no vegetable sources such as whole grain cereals and green vegetables

-An original poem by Kenneth Kee

Interesting Tips about the Vitamin B12 Deficiency

A Healthy Lifestyle

1. Take a well Balanced Diet

2. The goal of Vitamin B12 Deficiency treatment is the prevention of subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord and brain and anemia.

Therefore prevention of Vitamin B12 Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency treatment and prevention measures are:

Medications:

Vitamin B12 supplements

a. Vitamin B12 is given at 100 mcg per day by injection until the response is adequate.

b. Prevention of Vitamin B12 deficiency in people taking isoniazid, hydralazine, cycloserine and penicillinamine

c. Patients with homocystinuria

Vitamin B12 does not give side effects because being water soluble it is excreted easily in the urine if large doses are ingested

3. Keep bones and body strong

Bone marrow produces our blood

Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.

Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits

Zinc and other minerals are important to the body

4. Get enough rest and Sleep

Avoid stress and tension

5. Exercise and stay active.

It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 2½ hours a week.

One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.

Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.

6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman.

Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone.

Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.

7. Stop or do not begin smoking.

It also interferes with blood supply and healing.

Chapter 1

Vitamin B12

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin

Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water.

After the body uses these vitamins, leftover amounts leave the body through the urine.

The body can store vitamin B12 for years in the liver.

Vitamin B12 has the largest and most complex chemical structure of all the vitamins.

It is unique among vitamins in that it contains a metal ion, cobalt.

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) is present in all living human tissues as an important ingredient in the production of red blood cells.

What are the functions of Vitamin B12?

Functions of Vitamin B12:

1. It is important in metabolism of labile methyl groups example biosynthesis of choline and methionine

2. It maintains glutathione in reduced state

3. It is important in the maturation of erythrocytes, neurologic function and growth.

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