B-12 Deficiency, GERD, Stomach Ache

[title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Question[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]“Sometimes it feels like an ice pick going through the sides of my feet, the inner part of my feet, the top of my feet, the bottom of my feet.”[/testimonial][/testimonials][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Answer[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]What you’re describing sounds an awful lot like a B12 deficiency.
B12 is very, very difficult to absorb.

B12 deficiency will cause the symptoms that you’re having. Youpre probably thinking, “Well, Okay, if I have a B12 deficiency let me take some B12.” But it doesn’t work that way. B12, regardless of its form, will not be absorbed by the stomach in the absence of stomach acid and in the absence of something called intrinsic factor. So if you’re not taking intrinsic factor, it isn’t going to make any difference. The first thing I would do after grading you, sitting you down, and looking you over, would be to give you a slug of B12 intramuscularly.

Sublingual will not help. It, it gets absorbs by the stomach. The only way this is going to happen is if there’s intrinsic factor and acid. There’s no acid in your saliva. Believe me. It’s a P, it’s a very alkaline PH.

It won’t make any difference if you’re taking digestive enzymes. There’s only one course of action that I would take coming out of the chute. And that would take, be to take some IM, that’s intramuscular B12. Then you’re going to know that you’ve received the right stuff and that it made it to your system. If the symptoms then start to abate in about 3, 4, 5 days, you’re going to know that you’re heading in the right direction. If you don’t, then you know nothing.
B12 deficiency is the one I would worry about because it leads to other problems. So B12 is what you need to get. B12 is what you need to take. But you need to take it in the appropriate way. Sublingual doesn’t do any good for you. When you take it orally, it has got to be taken with intrinsic factor and something that makes your body secrete acid. And then somebody would have to take that Sucralfate, that Tagamet, that Zantac, and put it in the trash can because you can’t have, you can’t be achlorhydric and absorb B12.

I had to have it manufactured. I went out and, because I’m a little bit picky about this stuff, but I had a product made up that has B12 intrinsic factor and something that makes your body kick out stomach acid. But I would still take away that Sucralfate from you. It’s like giving somebody a nail gun without instructions.[/testimonial][/testimonials]

David S Klein, MD

David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology.

Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine.

He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively.
Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.

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