Do you have vitamin B12 deficiency? Take this quiz to find out

Published on:15 March 2023, 14:04pm IST

Are you suffering from constant headaches, muscle weakness and mental health issues? Take this quiz to find out if your symptoms could be due to vitamin B12 deficiency.

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Eat a diet rich in vitamin B12. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B vitamins that are water-soluble. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a global problem due to several gut disorders that hamper the absorption of many critically important vitamins, including vitamin B12. Since this is not so abundant in the vegetarian source of food items, vegetarians are more prone to this deficiency, especially when they don’t consume a balanced meal.

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, plays an essential role in the formation of red blood cells, cellular metabolism, and proper functioning of the nerves and nerve conduction, as well as in the production of DNA, the molecules inside our cells that carry genetic information. So in case you think that you’re not consuming enough vitamin B12 or experiencing issues due to this, take this quiz!

Dr Manoj Kutteri, Medical Director at Atmantan Wellness Centre, helped HealthShots develop this quiz to help you find or identify the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency. Go ahead and answer these questions!


Do you often suffer from headaches?


Do you experience breathing issues such as shortness of breath?


Do you feel a loss of appetite or suffered weight loss?


Do you often get tired or weak?


Do you go through mood changes, depression and anxiety?


Do you often get diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting?


Do you get numbness or muscle weakness?


Do you have a red swollen tongue or mouth ulcer?


Do you experience indigestion often?


Do you lose balance or lack coordination?


Do you experience a tingling sensation or numbness on the skin?


Do you have any vision problems?


Do you feel urinary incontinence?