Vitamin B12 deficiency: Nerve shock, unsteadiness and a burning sensation on feet are sign

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Low Vitamin B12 and low iron levels are causes of anaemia. Anaemia is when you do not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry the oxygen you need around your body.  When anaemia first develops, symptoms can be loss of appetite, constipation, headaches, irritability and difficulty concentrating. Experiencing nerve shock, unsteadiness and a burning sensation on your feet could indicate your B12 levels are too low.

Nerve shock in the side of the body can be a warning sign that your B12 levels are low.

The Thyroid Patient Advocacy explained: “It can be felt coming on a few seconds before it hits, and then it hits almost like a mild but deep electric shock and quickly subsides.

“It can occur at the side of either hip or on either side of the upper body, along the ribs.

“Worse yet, it can occur consecutively in at least two or three locations, one right after the other.”

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Many other conditions can cause a burning sensation in the feet.

These include chronic kidney disease, small fibre neuropathy and a vitamin B12 deficiency.

According to the Pernicious Anaemia Society (PAS), one distinctive sign is burning feet, which is also known as Grierson-Gopalan Syndrome.

It happens when low levels of B12 damage nerves in the body’s extremities, such as feet.

To prevent vitamin B12 deficiency, it’s strongly advised for vegans they should take adequate amounts of vitamin B12 supplements to make up for the shortage in their diet.

For people who cannot absorb B12, the condition cannot be prevented.

However, once it is diagnosed, regular injections of vitamin B12 will prevent symptoms from returning.

If you have been experiencing more pins and needles sensation in your body speak with your GP who can check your B12 levels.

Published at Mon, 14 Dec 2020 22:51:37 +0000

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Nerve shock, unsteadiness and a burning sensation on feet are sign

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