Chronic fatigue, unexplained mood changes, and weight loss can be warning signs of a vitamin B-12 deficiency. To quickly correct a deficiency, Kevin Calhoun, MD, Shelly Calhoun, FNP-C, and the experienced medical team at Peninsula Healthcare & Wellness Center offer prescription B-12 injections. By delivering the essential vitamin directly into your body, the team can help you find relief from your symptoms and lower your risk for heart disease and other complications of a B-12 deficiency. Call the office in Torrance, California, today to book a consultation for B-12 injections or schedule an appointment online.request an appointment
What are B-12 injections?
Vitamin B-12 is important for many vital functions in your body, including the function of your brain and nervous system and the formation of new blood cells.
Without enough B-12 in your daily diet, you might often feel tired or weak. Your risk for heart disease and other serious health complications increases if you have a B-12 deficiency.
B-12 injections deliver higher doses of the essential vitamin directly into your bloodstream to correct a vitamin deficiency. This method is more reliable than taking oral vitamins to correct a deficiency.
When you take vitamins orally, they must first pass through your digestive system, limiting how much your blood absorbs. The injection method ensures your body receives the full benefit of B-12 and can begin using it immediately.
When should I consider B-12 injections?
You can get vitamin B-12 in your diet by eating foods like eggs, meats, and fish. However, if you eat a poor diet or have an autoimmune disease or other health condition, you may not be getting enough B-12.
The Peninsula Healthcare & Wellness Center team offers in-office health assessments to identify vitamin deficiencies and determine if you’re a candidate for B-12 injections.
You should schedule an evaluation if you have symptoms of a vitamin deficiency, such as:
- Chronic fatigue
- Mood changes
- Low appetite
- Heart palpitations
- Unintentional weight loss
- Concentration difficulties
You might also be a candidate for B-12 injections if you have celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, or other conditions that affect how much vitamins your body absorbs.
What are the benefits of B-12 injections?
If you have a vitamin B-12 deficiency, your risk for heart disease, stroke, neurological disorders, and other health issues increases.
Supplemental B-12 injections can reduce your risk for long-term diseases. They can also relieve chronic fatigue and other symptoms that interfere with your quality of life.
The in-office treatment is fast and minimally invasive. The Peninsula Healthcare & Wellness Center team injects the cyanocobalamin, a synthetic version of the vitamin, into one of your muscles. This helps the B-12 reach your bloodstream without going through your digestive tract.
Call Peninsula Healthcare & Wellness Center today to find out if you’re a candidate for B-12 injections or book a consultation online.