Can you die from anemia from a B12 deficiency?
In very rare cases, pernicious anemia (caused due to vitamin B12 deficiency) can cause death if left untreated.
Yes, pernicious anemia can caused due to vitamin B12 deficieny make one susceptible to stomach or intestinal cancer. However, one can overcome pernicious anemia by taking supplements and also knowing the cause of malabsorption.
Yes, vegetarians and vegans are at a risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. Additionally, it has been reported that 1.5 to 15% people globally have vitamin B12 deficiency.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is highly prevalent in patients who have diabetic neuropathy. Hence, patients are encouraged to take proper diet and also supplement themselves with B12.