A vitamin B12 deficiency can cause numerous problems for individuals and symptoms can arise over time, gradually. In addition to digestive tract issues (gas, bloating, constipation) a person can also have other symptoms of a B12 deficiency. Some of these symptoms can include: yellowing skin, depression, irritability, decline in mental abilities, pins and needles feeling and a sore tongue and mouth ulcers. If a person is experiencing any of these symptoms, they are encouraged to visit their local GP where a blood test can be administered to diagnose and begin treatment.
- Vitamin B12 deficiency – also called folate deficiency anaemia – can have a negative impact on the digestive tract, which in turn disrupts intestinal function.
- Gas, constipation and diarrhoea are all possible symptoms of a lack of Vitamin B12.
- Other symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency include yellow skin, mouth ulcers, pins and needles, and irritability.
“According to the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, gas, constipation and diarrhoea can all indicate the deficiency.”