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Richard Silva

Family Practitioner

Dr. Richard Silva is a family practitioner practicing in Pompano Beach, Florida. Dr. Silva specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Silva possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
23 years Experience
Richard Silva
  • Pompano Beach, Florida
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Is my vitamin b12 deficiency from my change in diet?

Yes it's most likely from your diet. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluable vitamin that comes mainly from animal sources: meat, poultry, and dairy. It can also be found in fish like READ MORE
Yes it's most likely from your diet. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluable vitamin that comes mainly from animal sources: meat, poultry, and dairy. It can also be found in fish like salmon or sardines, and eggs, or certain soy or fortified cereals. Almond, soy, or coconut milk are also fortified with B12. There are also vegan supplements. Some people may have diseases with problems absorbing B12 and for them, we would recommend supplementation with B12 injections. Since yours is only slightly low, try to add the other foods to your diet. I hope that helps.