Given the array of symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause, the condition can be overlooked or confused with something else.
Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms may include strange sensations, numbness or tingling in the hands, feet or legs, a swollen, inflamed tongue, difficulty thinking and reasoning, weakness, fatigue anaemia or difficulty walking including staggering and balance problems.
If a vitamin B12 deficiency is left untreated, the damage to the nervous system could cause these changes to the way a person walks and moves.
It may even affect a person’s balance and coordination, making you more prone to falling.
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