Vitamin B12 deficiency: Mouth ulcers or glossitis are indicators your levels are too low

Studies have shown that a swollen and inflamed tongue that has long straight lesions on it could be an early sign of vitamin B12 deficiency.

In a study with the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, vitamin B12 deficiency and manifestations that happen in the mouth was analysed.

The study noted: “The association of manifestations in the mouth and vitamin B12 deficiency is already known.

“The signs are not specific to vitamin B12 deficiency; however, they may reveal the deficiency and this is often ignored and leads to delays in diagnosis.”

The study concluded there is a strong link between lacking in vitamin B12 deficiency and oral changes.


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