Does Vitamin B12 Deficiency Cause Skin Problems?

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Have you seen any of these signs on your face? 

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Feb 20, 2020Updated at: Feb 20, 2020
Does Vitamin B12 Deficiency Cause Skin Problems?

Vitamin B12 (which is required by the body) helps in the formation of red blood cells and helps in keeping the nerves healthy. If vitamin B12 deficiency occurs (and is not overcome), it can cause many serious health problems. Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs when the body is unable to supply vitamin B12. Vitamin 12 deficiency is the most common cause of anaemia.

Vitamin B12 deficiency   

What happens in the situation? The thing is, that our immune system attacks the healthy cells in our stomach and prevents our body from absorbing the vitamin B12 we are getting. Most people are unaware of its symptoms (when it is deficient), but the lack of it in the body makes our face worse. If you also see any of these signs on your face, then understand that you have Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Three signs that appear on the face of a Vitamin B12 deficient


Pale skin

  • A person may have jaundice as a result of vitamin B12 deficiency, which can cause the face to turn pale.
  • If a person is deficient in vitamin B12, then his face may look very pale.
  • This yellowing is often due to the lack of red blood cells, which are spread within the skin.

Yellow tinge to the skin

  • Skin discolouration may be a sign of jaundice, which is associated with vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • Due to jaundice, your skin and the white part of your eyes turn yellow.
  • It can be a sign of a serious condition, such as liver disease. In this situation, any person is in urgent need of medical help.
  • But experts say that jaundice occurs when a person's body is no longer able to produce red blood cells.

White spots

  • White spots on the face or skin can be a symptom of vitamin B deficiency.
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency in a person can cause white spots because of melanin levels in the body decrease, due to which.
  • Such spots may appear on the wrist and there may also be dryness at that place.
  • But it can be important to pay attention to these white spots because sunspots can also occur.

Where to get vitamin B12?

  • Vitamin 12 is mainly found in meat and dairy products.
  • Animal products such as liver and kidney are the most nutritious foods in meat products and are rich food sources of vitamin B12.
  • Milk and milk products - cheese, yoghurt, yoghurt are good sources of vitamin B12 for vegetarian people.
  • Apart from this, eggs also contain vitamin B-12, so if you do not eat meat, you can eat eggs.

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