Besides diet, what other factors can contribute to low vitamin B12 levels?

While diet is a significant factor in B12 levels, several other causes could contribute to a deficiency:

  • Absorption Issues:
    • Pernicious Anemia: An autoimmune condition preventing B12 absorption in the stomach.
    • Digestive Disorders: Crohn’s Disease, celiac disease, etc., can hinder B12 absorption.
    • Surgeries: Procedures removing part of your stomach or intestines may impact absorption.
  • Medications: Long-term use of certain medications like acid-reducing drugs or metformin can interfere with B12 absorption.
  • Age: The ability to absorb B12 naturally decreases as you get older.
  • Alcohol Use: Excessive alcohol consumption can hinder B12 absorption over time.

It’s essential to work with a healthcare professional at House of Aesthetics to identify the underlying cause of your B12 deficiency for the most effective treatment strategy.

For more information on B12 and potential deficiency risks, visit our website or book a consultation at House of Aesthetics to discuss your individual situation.

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