The book that has literally saved lives.
Could It Be B12? An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses uncovers a public health crisis that even many doctors don't know exists—the chronic misdiagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Few patients are tested for B12 deficiency, even though it's a common disorder that can be easily diagnosed and inexpensively treated. The manifold symptoms of B12 deficiency can look exactly like a myriad of different diseases, misleading doctors to misdiagnosis. B12 deficiency can cause dementia, multiple sclerosis, early Parkinson's disease, diabetic neuropathy or chronic fatigue syndrome. It can cause depression and mental illness, infertility in men and women, or developmental disabilities in children.
Written in a highly accessible style that makes complex medical information clear and comprehensible to ordinary patients and their families, Could It Be B12? gives readers the knowledge and confidence to fight the ignorance and rigidity of the medical establishment and take control of their own health. Could It Be B12? presents vital information and strategies for readers to learn if they or their loved ones are suffering from B12 deficiency and how to work with their doctors and other health care professionals to get the treatment they need.
Could It Be B12? also presents a stirring message against the medical profession's indifference to the epidemic levels of crippling B12 deficiency and a demand for worldwide social action to raise awareness and win the fight against this easily prevented disorder that so needlessly ruins millions of lives.
Related collections and offers
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition xiii
Chapter 1 An Invisible Epidemic 1
Chapter 2 Is It Aging-or Is It B12 Deficiency? 27
Chapter 3 Deadly Mimic: When B12 Deficiency Masquerades as Multiple Sclerosis or Other Neurological Disorders 53
Chapter 4 Am I Losing My Mind? When B12 Deficiency Causes Mental Illness 81
Chapter 5 Stroke, Heart Disease, and Other Vascular Problems: The B12-Homocysteine Connection 95
Chapter 6 Lost Children: When B12 Deficiency Causes Developmental Disabilities or Learning Problems 119
Chapter 7 Vitamin B12 and Cancer, Impaired Immune Function, and Autoimmune Disease 145
Chapter 8 Under the Knife: Why Low B12 Levels Make Surgery Dangerous 163
Chapter 9 Can't Conceive? How B12 Deficiency Contributes to Male and Female Infertility 177
Chapter 10 Protecting Yourself: Are You at Risk for Vitamin B12 Deficiency? 187
Chapter 11 Information for Physicians 201
Chapter 12 The Autism-B12 Connection: When Low B12 Causes Pediatric Brain Injury 241
Chapter 13 The Cost Effectiveness of Early Screening and Treatment for B12 Deficiency 273
Chapter 14 A Call for a United Effort 293
What People are Saying About This
The definitive book on B12 deficiency, diagnosis and treatment for the lay reader and for the interested physician. Jeffrey Dach, M.D.