Pain in chest warns of deficiency of one of the essential vitamins for the body that is B12, doctors warn. It is responsible for the formation of red blood cells – red blood cells that provide oxygen to the body’s tissues and cells.
Vitamin B12 is also involved in DNA formation, and blood cell division helps fight fatigue and has a positive effect on the nervous system. Therefore, experts draw attention. Its lack leads to malfunctions in the body.
One sign of a B12 deficiency is a palpitations noticeable in the chest, doctors said. Other symptoms include fatigue, lethargy, tinnitus, loss of appetite and weight loss. Some may suffer from headaches with a lack of vitamin, the skin turns pale, and shortness of breath appears.
A blood test will help to identify a dangerous condition. According to doctors, the more the deficit remains untreated, the higher the chance that the damage will be irreversible.
Experts note that vegetarians and vegans are at higher risk, as B12 is found in large amounts in meat, fish and dairy products. Besides, certain medications, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), can worsen the situation.
It has previously been reported that low vitamin B12 levels may be associated with several mental disorders, including depression, memory loss, anxiety, and even schizophrenia. The thing is that the vitamin is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters, including dopamine and serotonin.
According to a study published in Neurology International, one of the signs of a vitamin B12 deficiency is involuntary muscle twitching. A lack of vitamin is indicated by a pale yellow skin tone, a painful and red tongue (glossitis), mouth ulcers, tingling in the limbs, blurred vision, irritability and memory impairment.
Pain in Chest Vitamin B12
According to doctors, vitamin B12 deficiency often leads to anaemia, which is essential to treat as soon as possible. “Although many symptoms improve with treatment, some of the problems caused by the disease may be irreversible. The longer the condition remains without treatment, the higher the chance of such consequences,” added the experts.