Other Info

This is a list of other disorders that I have been diagnosed with. I wanted to put the links here just in case one of you is looking for info on them.

B12 Deficiency

Taken from B12 Deficiency. org

Vitamin deficiencies often go unnoticed until they are severe  mostly because the symptoms overlap with many other diseases. A recent study within continental USA showed that up to 40% of human population suffers from some degree of vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 plays an important role in DNA synthesis and neurologic function. Diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency is typically based on measurement of serum vitamin B12 levels.

Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to a multitude of symptoms based on the degree of deficiency. The symptoms are mild to start with but can progressively worsen if the deficiency is not addressed with oral or sub-muscular replenishment of Vitamin B12.

I had found a great site long ago and I haven’t been able to find it again to post the link. That site said that US standards of what is considered low B12 is much lower than other counties. The US thinks that anything above 200 is normal. Other countries consider anything under 600 is not normal. Once your B12 goes below 600 you can start showing signs of B12 deficiency. I had bad memory loss and the symptoms continued to pile up. I ended up having a bone marrow biopsy due to my blood work. If they had done blood work for B12 in the beginning I wouldn’t have had to go through that. It was good to hear that I didn’t have cancer but it was a very unneeded procedure.

Links…

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Health Boundaries Bite

Gastroparesis

Taken from NDDIC

Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Normally, the stomach contracts to move food down into the small intestine for digestion. The vagus nerve controls the movement of food from the stomach through the digestive tract. Gastroparesis occurs when the vagus nerve is damaged and the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally. Food then moves slowly or stops moving through the digestive tract.

Hiatal Hernia

Taken from PubMed Health

Hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach sticks upward into the chest, through an opening in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the sheet of muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. It is used in breathing.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Taken from Restless Legs Syndrome

A creepy-crawly, tingly-tightening sensation in your legs and the urge to keep them moving. Know the feeling? That’s how patients often describe Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).

Studies have shown that RLS is a neurological condition. If you’re experiencing RLS symptoms over and over, you’re stuck in a coping routine that’s affecting your life, changing your behavior—and becoming a part of who you are.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a real medical condition. If you experience RLS, you’re not alone. Some 10% of people in the U.S. have some form of RLS, and it’s estimated that approximately 2%-3% of people have moderate-to-severe RLS (RLS symptoms that occur 3-4 times a week), which may benefit from medical treatment.

Raynaud’s

Taken from Raynaud’s Association

Raynaud’s is named for the French physician Maurice Raynaud, who first recognized the condition in 1862. The disease causes an interruption of blood flow to the fingers, toes, nose, and/or ears when a spasm occurs in the blood vessels of these areas. Spasms are caused by exposure to cold or emotional stress. Typically, the affected area turns white, then blue, then bright red over the course of the attack. There may be associated tingling, swelling, or painful throbbing. The attacks may last from minutes to hours. In severe cases, the area may develop ulcerations and infections, which can lead to gangrene.

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