Is Memory Loss from Vitamin B12 Deficiency Reversible?

by I'm Deficient

My husband was just in the hospital and they told him that he has a vitamin B12 deficiency that is why he is having problems with his memory, being weak etc. But no one will tell us if it is reversible if he will get his memory back... So my question to u is Is the effects of the vitamin B12 reversible???

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Memory loss CAN be reversible
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Memory loss from Vitamin B12 deficiency CAN be reversible, that does not mean it IS reversible in your husband's case. It will depend upon how long he has been deficient and whether there is permanent damage or not. The only way to find out is to give him high dose vitamin B12 for several months to a year to find out. Please see my page on Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment and my page on Methylcobalamin B12 to see why that is the ONLY form of B12 that I recommend, particularly for mental issues.

Also, your doctors seem to act as though that is the only nutrient that he could possibly be deficient in, but did they test him for anything else?? It's unlikely.

Please see my page on Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency which can lead to similar symptoms and he is almost CERTAINLY deficient in vitamin D.

Also, the question that doctors never address is WHY would your husband be vitamin d deficient? Either you are eating horrible with lots of processed foods, or he is not absorbing nutrients anymore. In either case, would be be deficient in 'just' one single nutrient? Unlikely.

I would suggest that he gets his vitamin d level done as well and that you highly consider getting him on a GOOD QUALITY MULTIVITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENT (NOT a Centrum, One A Day or other 'store bought' vitamin) like Beyond Chelation Improved Multivitamin and Mineral Daily Packs along with the Methylcobalamin B12 and Vitamin D.

In addition, improving his diet (and yours!) is a MUST. I highly suggest that you get and follow the instructions in The Healthy Urban Kitchen ebook, which will get your diet back on the right track so that he will get off any 'inflammatory' foods and foods that are irritating to the digestive tract that may be preventing him from absorbing nutrients.

Also, not absorbing nutrients is a common problem of infection from H Pylori Bacteria, which I'll bet your doctors didn't even test him for but which is extremely common and should be eliminated if it's found.

Kerri Knox, RN

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