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Unknown Cause of Iron Deficiency & B12 Anemia

07/14/2011

Question:

I am 28 years old women i have 5 children. 2 years ago my B12,and folate levels were low so I need injection.Then I was ok for 2 years, about 3 months after I had my son I started brusing easily, my GP did bloods and my iron and B12 were low again, I was started on iron tablets and B12 injection.A couple of months later my levels were low again. I have had lots of test but no reson can be found for this.

Answer:

These findings occur as a result of the blockage gluten has on the bowel absorption of these nutrients.

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Formerly:
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University