What is Vitamin B12 Hypovitaminosis (Cyanocobalamin)?
This substance is found only in foods of animal origin. In plant materials, it is almost nonexistent. Fresh meat, liver, milk and dairy products, eggs are especially rich in vitamin.
In the body, vitamin B12 is able to increase its resistance to the action of various adverse factors, to infectious agents, is able to normalize the immune system, is involved in the transformation of nucleic acids and proteins.
Causes of Vitamin B12 Hypovitaminosis (Cyanocobalamin)
Basically, a lack of vitamin in the body is detected in old age, with a limited content in the daily diet of meat and dairy foods. In children, a vitamin deficiency is mainly due to genetic causes, when there is a lack of enzymes in the intestines that are responsible for its absorption into the bloodstream. This condition can develop with intestinal damage by worms.
Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Hypovitaminosis (Cyanocobalamin)
Signs of disease
Most of these patients develop anemia. It is associated with impaired blood cell formation in the red bone marrow. With damage to the spinal cord revealed neurological disorders, and in children – disorders of growth and development. As a result of the development of anemia, inflammatory processes appear in the language, which in the clinic wears the name Glossite Gunter-Muller. At the same time, the tongue acquires a bright red color, it is painful, its nipples are reduced in size and may disappear altogether. Skin manifestations of the disease are much more pronounced in childhood. There are lesions on the palms, which are areas of excessive deposits in the skin of melanin pigment. Then the soles, hands, feet, joints of the extremities furthest from the body are affected. When taking drugs of vitamin B12, all these manifestations quickly disappear.
Treatment of Vitamin B12 Hypovitaminosis (Cyanocobalamin)
Produced with the help of preparations of vitamin B12. It is also prescribed during pains of nervous origin, with shingles, psoriasis, discoid varieties of systemic lupus erythematosus, photodermatosis, etc.