Friday, January 12, 2018

Know The Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency For Ostomates

Vitamin B12 deficiency is a real threat to anyone that has had intestinal surgery where all or part of the termainl ileum has been removed.  

Concentrated in animal tissues such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, and fortified cereals vitamin B12 is easy to incorporate into your diet. The question is whether it is adequately absorbed.

In a typical "well nourished" individual the body will store about three to five years according to "When the bowel becomes the bladder" from Practical Gastroenterology (Jul 2012).
How can you find out your vitamin B12 status? A simple blood draw can be pretty conclusive. 

How do you know if you're deficient in vitamin B12? Learn 9 signs of vitamin b-12 deficienty from this article in the Ostomy Connection!

Parthenon now has a vitamin B12 dermal patch 

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