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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Overview

B12 moleculeVitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin) is vital to all cells in the human body. On this web site you can explore the condition, the symptoms (and assess yourself or someone you care about), and the impact nationally, as well as finding out more about the B12 Patient Support Group. Please stay and explore. The B12 Patient Support Group presents 30 years of clinical practice by Horden (North East England, UK) Dr Joseph Chandy caring for, and helping, over 1,000 people who have benefited from Vitamin B12 replacement therapy.

To contact Dr Chandy and the Support Group, please email notifications@b12d.net. Please note it may take 5-10 days to get a reply.

Are you B12 Deficient? Use our diagnstic calculator to find your diagnosis and how we can help you
Charity Events - View our calendar of events and see what is coming up for B12d
Success Stories - Read success stories on patients of Dr Chandy and other B12 Patients

B12d Charity Support Group Blog

  • 02
    APR

    Does B12 deficiency affect blood pressure?

    There was a recent article on livestrong.com confirming...

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  • 04
    MAR

    Where to get help - Protocols for diagnosing and treating B12 and hypoadrenalism (Addison's disease)

    How do you check if you have B12 deficiency? The best w...

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  • 26
    NOV

    I feel terrible AFTER my injection

    Some people complain that, at just the time when you th...

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  • 29
    OCT

    Multiple Sclerosis - does it exist?

    Multiple Sclerosis - a typically incurable and fatal co...

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June describes her suffering when doctors didn't follow the standard protocol after any stomach or intestinal operation - to offer B12 replacement therapy
Donna, like so many women, wants to live a normal life. Vitamin B12 could give her that chance.
Janette first appeared in the BBC InsideOut documentary in October 2006. Since then the NHS has forced her doctor to withdraw B12 replacement therapy on a number of occasions, and she tells of her struggles with having B12 and then having it taken away.
She has bravely agreed to be filmed without her usual wig, but her memory is playing up because it is so long since her last injection.
New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.
Just the way it works for humans, oral B12 can make a world of a difference for your pet. My old cat Smudge chases the young cat again, climbs ladders (and climbs down herself), and is generally as fit as she was many years ago.
Frankie tells of how she suffered, the tests she had to endure until doctors worked out what was wrong, and what a difference it has made.
Susan gets very tired, which isn't much fun especially as she has so much to do. Here she tells her story.
The Scottish Parliament discusses Pernicious Anaemia and vitamin B12 deficiency on Wednesday 7 March 2012.
This video is over 1 hour long and represents real political change - we are at last on our way.
Dr Chandy was nominated for the North East Local Heroes award. The interviewer was at first surprised - people don't get awards for doing what they are paid to do - but she persisted.
The local MP (Grahame Morris MP for Easington - who was a BMS (BioMedical Scientist) in the labs at Sunderland Royal Infirmary) interviews people with B12 deficiency to hear their story (August 27 2010). Here Jane describes the symptoms, and how she can't wait for her next B12 injection (in fact, she knows that she needs injections every 2 weeks because she's keeping a diary of the symptoms). We're restricted how often the GP can give injections, which is why we want to raise awareness.