This is when the symptoms of vitamin B12 are triggered.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to vision problems, memory loss, loss of physical co-ordination, and heart failure if left untreated, so recognising the symptoms is very important.
One symptom which could mean you’re at risk of the condition is painful sores at the corner of the mouth.
Raw spots at the corner of the mouth may be a sign of vitamin b12 deficiency, Patient Thyroid Advocacy warns.
The spots may appear as blisters and tend to come and go.
They can sometimes extent right the way along the edge of the lip.
Vitamin B12 is important in the production of red blood cells and keeping nerves healthy. It’s best gained through diet, from foods with an animal origin, which why vegans and vegetarians may find they lack the vitamin. A lack of B12 in the body may also occur as a result of some health conditions, such as pernicious anaemia. If a person lacks B12, there red blood cell production will low and there nerves will start to be affected.