Vitamin B12 deficiency is more common than many realize, and when the body lacks this essential vitamin, a number of unusual warning symptoms may occur.
This vitamin supports the central nervous system, helps form red blood cells and turns the food you eat into energy. And when a person becomes deficient in the vitamin, these vital processes are disrupted, and unusual warning signs appear. Pain in your hands or a nerve shock to the body could mean that your levels are dangerously low.
And severe tingling in the palms of one or both hands could be an indication that your B12 levels are dangerously low.
This happens suddenly and for no apparent reason in a spot below the ring finger, Thyroid Patient Advocacy explains.
And the site continued: “If vitamin B12 deficiency is not treated, a tingling feeling may begin along the outer edge of the hand, starting from the wrist. This pain occurs when the wrist bends back.”
Trauma to nerves to the side of the body is another warning sign of low B12 levels.
It can occur on the side of either hips, or on either side of the upper body, along the ribs.
Other symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include:
Lack of energy.
• shortness of breath.
Hearing sounds coming from inside the body and not from an external source (tinnitus).
Loss of appetite and weight loss.