Last reply 4 years ago
Balance problems when i gym

Does a vitmin B12 deficiency cause balance issues in people with MS?
cause i saw doctor oz the other day and he said if you have balance problems then you have a B12
deficiency. and i remember a dietician mentioning that it was found that a deficiiency in B12 causes MS. anyway i put this all together after todays cross fit workout and realised i was the only one in the class that couldnt balance on a bosu ball in the cross fit class. and it got me thinking is this the b12 deficiency cause i know im fit but for some reason even people that were not as fit as me could balance better than me which rendered me looking like an incompetent person at balancing or maybe they thought im just not good enough fof the class.
does this balance problem = B 12 defciency ? and is this the start of a progressive physical disability that MS people get to ?
and is there something medicallly that i can and should be doing to regain my balance again ?

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stumbler
4 years ago

I couldn’t find balance being an issue with a B12 deficiency (http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Anaemia-vitamin-B12-and-folate-deficiency/Pages/Symptoms.aspx).

However, balance is achieved with the brain processing feedback from the balance mechanism in our ears, what we see and physical feedback (legs and feet). I should imagine that core muscles have a part to play in maintaining balance, but that shouldn’t be a problem for you.

But, dizziness and vertigo are symptoms of MS (http://www.mstrust.org.uk/atoz/dizziness_vertigo.jsp) so this might be the problem……

You can eliminate the B12 deficiency with a simple blood test.


naim
4 years ago

lol!! you so right thank you for that heads up! why didnt i think of that – the blood test.
so i can put the b12 deficiency to rest.
and i take a neurobean B12 tablet for fatigue every morning – so that makes sense that it really cant be a b12 deficiency.
i really dont think i have vertigo or dizziness issues though.


stumbler
4 years ago

Could it be an ear problem?


naim
4 years ago

hmm it could actually be an ear problem to tell you the truth – have been straining my ear to listen to people recently come to think of it lol!
so id need to go to an ENT speciaclist to check that out ? is there no blood test for that lol!


naim
4 years ago

ru a doctor lol how do you know all about these things?


stumbler
4 years ago

@naim , no medical training here, I’m afraid.

I’ve just been trying to manage MS a long time and I’ve read a lot and learnt a lot. 😉


reddivine
4 years ago

Dr OZ or Dr google is absolutely NO help. You need to see your ACTUAL doctor. Balance is more to do with MS than blood. If your eating healthy you should be getting plenty of B12.


naim
4 years ago

hey
yes you so right i need to go and see a doctor for that specifically -then i can rule out the medical side of it or treat it accordingly. but i would like to be holistic in my approach to this balance thing and also check my B12 blood level and then rule that out.

Im also fascinated with the ear thing – that it can effect your balance. – kind of makes sense though.

But i also understand each persons sympthoms of living is different to the next we cant attribute everything to just the MS.

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