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Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia

Treatment

The treatment for vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia depends on what's causing the condition. Most people can be easily treated with injections or tablets to replace the missing vitamins.

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Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can cause a wide range of symptoms, including extreme tiredness, a sore red tongue and muscle weakness.

Causes of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia include a problem with your immune system and a lack of vitamins in your diet.

The main treatments for vitamin B12 and folate deficiency anaemia are vitamin injections or tablets.

Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia is where your body makes abnormally large red blood cells that cannot function properly.

Page last reviewed: 23/05/2019
Next review due: 23/05/2022