Al-Marsad Newspaper: Experts explained that vitamin B12 deficiency can leave strange and disturbing symptoms if left untreated, including sensations that can be felt in the feet.
Experts pointed out that when vitamin levels are low, nerve cells can stop working properly, which may cause pins and needles in the feet and other more serious problems.
And they continued: A deficiency in vitamin B12 can cause “progressive damage” to the nerves surrounding the body, as Southern Cross, a health authority in New Zealand, explains.
They added: Vitamin B12 deficiency can make the nerves of the spinal cord less effective in sending messages, due to problems such as the loss of a substance called myelin, which vitamin B12 helps form, and myelin allows electrical impulses to travel quickly and efficiently through nerves, and the spinal cord sends electrical impulses around the body, It is essential for movement and communication of sensations between the brain and the body.
“When the spinal cord is injured, the first symptoms include difficulty feeling vibrations in the feet, loss of sense of position, and loss of muscle coordination (ataxia),” Southern Cross explained.
These problems are a sign of a long-term vitamin B12 deficiency. If you experience these symptoms, you will need treatment right away.
Nerve damage can also lead to problems such as memory loss and vision problems.
According to the US Department of Health, Manute Sinai, nerve damage can be “permanent” if you do not start treatment “within 6 months of the onset of symptoms.”