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Month: January 2019

Gastroenterology & Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Those suffering from the following gastroenterological conditions may be at risk for Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Crohn’s Disease IBS-D Pernicious Anemia Long term use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (“PPIs”) Hypochlorhydria Atrophic Gastritis Learn more…

Management of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

People who are low in vitamin B12 and able to absorb the vitamin can increase B12 intake through a combination of eating foods rich in vitamin B12 and by taking over-the-counter vitamin supplements to successfully normalize their B12 levels.  However, there are many people who have a condition in which there is an impaired ability to absorb vitamin B12, including pernicious anemia, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Difficulties absorbing B12 also can occur with long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a commonly used type… Read more Management of Vitamin B12 Deficiency