If you have difficulty absorbing vitamin B12 or you’re deficient in this essential nutrient, vitamin B12 injections can alleviate symptoms and give you a better quality of life. At AFM Healthcare, with three locations in Lake Nona, Winter Park and Oviedo, Florida, the board-certified primary care team offers B12 injections to help you look better, feel better, and reduce your risk of complications. Schedule an appointment with AFM Healthcare by phone or online to find out if vitamin B12 injections are right for you.
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin your body requires daily to function properly. However, some people don’t efficiently absorb this vitamin or don’t get sufficient amounts of it in their diets. Good dietary sources of vitamin B12 include dairy foods, shellfish, eggs, meat, and poultry.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can contribute to unwelcome side effects and complications, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, pale skin, confusion, numbness, tingling, nerve damage, and irritability.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for vitamin B12 injections, your AFM provider reviews your medical history and asks about symptoms you may have. They complete a physical examination and have you undergo blood tests to check vitamin B12 levels.
If you require B12 injections, your primary care specialist lets you know how often to receive them.
If you’re deficient in vitamin B12 or don’t properly absorb this essential nutrient, some of the numerous benefits you can experience with injections include:
B12 injections are fast and virtually painless, but they can drastically change your life. Sometimes you can opt for taking oral vitamin B12 supplements instead.
Your AFM provider can give you vitamin B12 injections during a wellness visit or at a separate appointment. They check your vital signs and have you relax in a comfortable chair.
Your primary care specialist can numb the treatment area if you’d like, before gently inserting a needle to inject B12 into your body.
After a vitamin B12 injection, you can resume a normal daily routine right away as there’s no downtime after the procedure. Your provider might recommend you receive the injections monthly or more often, at least initially.
Periodic medical evaluations and blood tests help your doctor determine if your treatment is working as it’s intended, keeping vitamin B12 levels within a normal, healthy range.
Don’t live with chronic fatigue and the risk of nerve damage associated with vitamin B12 deficiency when a simple treatment can offer you relief. Schedule an appointment with AFM Healthcare by phone or online to find out if vitamin B12 injections are right for you.