Vitamin B12 Shots

MIC B-12 Injections Q & A

Why Do I Need Vitamin B12?

The B12 vitamin is an essential element in the production of red blood cells and the functioning of your nervous system and brain. As important as this vitamin is for good health, your body doesn’t produce it naturally. You must rely on your diet to give you the B12 you need.

What Foods Offer B12?

Many foods can provide your body with the B12 you need to stay healthy. These foods include:

  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Poultry
  • Red meat

B12 is also available in many kinds of cereal, whole grains, and soy products. If you don’t eat a healthy diet, you’re at increased risk for developing a vitamin B12 deficiency. As a result, you can experience a variety of symptoms that affect your health and the functioning of your major systems, including your nervous and immune systems.

What are the Signs of a Vitamin B12 Deficiency?

Vitamin deficiencies are very common, especially among people who lead a sedentary lifestyle and have a poor diet. Common symptoms of a B12 vitamin deficiency include:

  • Vision problems
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nerve dysfunction

Additionally, a lack of vitamin B12 can cause episodes of depression, anxiety, and memory loss.

Why Should I Consider B12 Injections?

If you already know your diet lacks sufficient nutrients, you may consider getting B12 injections to give your body what it needs to function well. You may also want to consider injections if you:

  • Are anemic
  • Had weight loss surgery
  • Follow a vegetarian or vegan diet
  • Have an immune deficiency, like lupus

B12 injections are also beneficial for older adults because aging decreases your ability to absorb B12 from your diet.

What are the Benefits of B12 Injections?

If you’re relying on oral supplements to get enough B12, you can benefit from faster results through B12 injections. By injecting the vitamin directly into your bloodstream, you don’t have to worry about losing any amount of B12 through the digestion process. B12 injections also give you benefits like:

  • Increased energy
  • Enhanced endurance
  • Reduced risk of mental health issues

Injections of B12 can also reduce painful PMS symptoms and your sensitivity to allergens. Learn more about the benefits of B12 injections today by calling Health Associates or by using the online booking feature.

To ensure your weight loss journey is safe and your body is functioning optimally, you may need additional vitamin support.

At Health Associates, the experienced medical team offers convenient B12 injections to keep your body healthy and full of the energy you need to lose weight successfully.

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Some indications for performing electrocardiography include:

  • Perioperative monitoring in which any form of anesthesia is involved (e.g. monitored anesthesia care, general anesthesia); typically both intraoperative and postoperative
  • As a part of a pre-operative assessment some time before a surgical procedure (especially for those with known cardiovascular disease or who are undergoing invasive or cardiac, vascular or pulmonary procedures, or who will receive general anesthesia)
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Computed tomography angiography (CTA) and Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the heart (ECG is used to “gate” the scanning so that the anatomical position of the heart is steady)
  • Biotelemetry of patients for any of the above reasons and such monitoring can include internal and external defibrillators and pacemakers.
  • Suspected myocardial infarction (heart attack) or new chest pain
  • Suspected pulmonary embolism or new shortness of breath
  • A third heart sound, fourth heart sound, a cardiac murmur, or other findings to suggest structural heart disease
  • Perceived cardiac dysrhythmias, either by pulse or palpitations
  • Monitoring of known cardiac dysrhythmias
  • Fainting or collapse
  • Seizures
  • Monitoring the effects of a heart medication (e.g. drug-induced QT prolongation)
  • Assessing severity of electrolyte abnormalities, such as hyperkalemia
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy screening in adolescents as part of a sports physical out of concern for sudden cardiac death (varies by country)