Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Not having enough vitamin B12 is called a deficiency. Your body needs this vitamin for important body functions.

HOME CARE

  • Take all vitamins, herbs, or nutrition drinks (supplements) as told by your doctor.

  • Get shots (injections) as told. Do not miss your doctor visit.

  • Eat foods than contain vitamin B12. This includes:

  • Meat.

  • Chicken, turkey, or other birds (poultry).

  • Fish.

  • Eggs.

  • Cereals or milk with added vitamin B12. Check the label.

  • Do not drink too much (abuse) alcohol.

  • Keep all doctor visits as told.

GET HELP IF:

  • You have questions.

  • Your problems come back.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.