How can vitamin B12 deficiency be cured?
Q: I am a 58 years old man and my vitamin B 12 count is 142. Can it be treated with supplements?
A:Vitamin B 12 deficiency can cause low Hb and in extreme cases nerve damage. Treatment usually depends on symptoms of the patient. Oral Vitamin B12 is established therapy for its deficiency. It is usually seen in strict vegetarians. If dietary intake is sufficient then we should first look the cause of vitamin deficiency - like pernicious anaemia. Some conditions require parental vitamin B12.