Vitamins are very important in our diets. Many people do not recognize actually how important they really are. You may be surprised to learn what being deficient in vitamin B12 may do to you. There are some little known signs that you need to include this vitamin in your diet. I experienced just how important this vitamin was just two years ago: My diagnosis.
The biggest thing that tipped others off to my vitamin deficiency was my speech. I repeated every syllables of every word over and over. My speech therapist had experienced another patient that had left complete words out of her sentences. She did those with no knowledge that she left them out. She turned out to be deficient in B12. The active form of the vitamin is responsible in helping with many speech problems.
Many physical problems of being low or deficient of Vitamin B12 are very common in other illnesses or conditions. Nausea, Diarrhea and loss of appetite are all symptoms of being low of Vitamin B12. Some unknown physical symptoms may include lack of balance, numbness of limbs, and urinary incontinence. As you can see, some of these symptoms may not be commonly associated with being low in a vitamin.
Being deficient on Vitamin B12 is well known for impacting your mental capabilities. This makes it really hard to diagnosis because many other things also effect the mind. Having problems concentrating is a sign of needing more B12, and it can be confused for other things. Confusing and irritation are both symptoms of other health issues, but can lead to a diagnosis of B12 deficient. Other mental problems may include; impairment in reality testing, depression, dementia, hallucinations, and nervousness. As you can see this can lead for much impairment in your life and lifestyle.
Many people may not understand the importance of vitamins. However, once you are sick from the lack of one, then you will understand. Most of these symptoms can mean many other things also. I believe that the importance of vitamins are not very well known. Therefore, if you experience any of these symptoms then maybe you should talk to your doctor and ask if you could be low on B12.