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Presenting a wide scope of problems caused by B12 deficiency, this comprehensive guide provides up-to-date medical information about symptoms, testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Could it Be b12? , written for both the patient and the interested layperson, outlines how physicians frequently misdiagnose B12 deficiency as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, neurodevelopmental disorder, Parkinson's disease, depression, or other mental illnesses. Now in the second edition, this resource has been thoroughly updated with the latest research, diagnostic tests, treatment options, case studies, and testimonials.
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Sally M. Pacholok, RN, has worked as an emergency room nurse and paramedic for 25 years. A member of the Emergency Nurses Association, Pacholok diagnosed herself with vitamin B12 deficiency after doctors failed to identify her condition. Jeffrey J. Stuart, DO, is a board-certified physician and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, the Macomb County Osteopathic Society, and the Michigan Osteopathic Association. They both live in Shelby, Michigan.
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
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The definitive book on B12 deficiency, diagnosis and treatment for the lay reader and for the interested physician. Jeffrey Dach, M.D.
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