As an Osteopath we are taught to learn and understand many different conditions and illnesses, to be able to ensure the symptoms our patients present with are muscular-skeletal.

That said did you know many people are B12 deficient and the most common symptoms are;

extreme tiredness (fatigue)
lack of energy (lethargy)
breathlessness
feeling faint
headaches
pale skin
noticeable heartbeats (palpitations)
hearing sounds coming from inside the body, rather than from an outside source (tinnitus)
loss of appetite and weight loss
Pins and needles.

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an important water-soluble vitamin (1).

It plays an essential role in the production of your red blood cells and DNA, as well as the proper functioning of your nervous system.

Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal foods, including meats, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy. However, it can also be found in products fortified with B12, such as some varieties of bread and plant-based milk.

Unfortunately, B12 deficiency is common, especially in the elderly. You’re at risk of deficiency if you don’t get enough from your diet or aren’t able to absorb enough from the food you eat.

To find out more visit the following websites where the above information was taken; NHS and Healthline.com

During your initial consultation with Becky, and at the beginning of every follow up appointment she will ask you medical focused questions to aim to catch anything she feels may need further investigation.

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