Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Given its importance, it is hardly surprising that B12 deficiency can cause a slew of symptoms. Unfortunately, attributing changes in the body to low B12 levels can be tricky because the symptoms are often non-specific. According to the researchers, chronic pain syndrome is commonly reported in people with B12 deficiency. Most of the patients reported vague body pain (82 percent), followed by sensory symptoms of limbs (76 percent). “There is a high prevalence of Vit [vitamin] B12 deficiency in patients presenting with ill-defined chronic pain and other non-specific sensory symptoms,” the researchers concluded.
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