B12 Injections Specialist

Apex Health & Body Sculpting

Aesthetic Medicine & Weight Loss Center located in New Orleans, LA

Not having enough vitamin B in your body can cause you to feel depressed, weak, and tired. This is certainly no way to go about your day successfully. To get you back on track, Michael Jones, MD, at Apex Health & Body Sculpting in New Orleans offers vitamin B12 injections. If you need a pick-me-up, call or book online to schedule your B12 injection today.

B12 Injections Q & A

What are B12 injections?

B12 injections are injectable vitamins that deliver the vitamin B that you need directly to your bloodstream. You’ll feel the results immediately after a quick shot.

Since many people don’t get enough vitamin B from their diet, B12 injections are quite popular. They give you energy and improve your brain’s functioning.

Why might I need a B12 injection?

Anyone with a deficiency of vitamin B12 can benefit from a B12 injection. Reasons why you might not have enough vitamin B12 in your body include:

  • A vegan or vegetarian diet
  • Poor absorption
  • Old age
  • Recent intestinal surgery
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease

If you’re concerned that your levels are low, there are a few symptoms to look out for. Symptoms of a vitamin deficiency include:

  • Depression
  • Tiredness
  • Pale skin
  • Weakness
  • Pins and needles sensations
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Dizziness

In general, if you aren’t feeling normal, you should visit a doctor just in case. It may be a case of B12 deficiency which can be fixed quickly with a B12 injection.

What are the side effects of B12 injections?

If you have a B12 injection, you’ll likely feel better than you did when you arrived at the office. However, it is possible that you’ll notice a few side effects from the injection. Known side effects from B12 injections include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Irritation at the injection site
  • A swelling sensation in your body

These side effects are temporary and mild and typically not a cause for concern. However, if you experience more serious side effects, you should call Dr. Michael Jones immediately. These include:

  • Muscle cramps
  • An irregular heartbeat
  • Vision changes
  • Tiredness or weakness
  • Foot and leg swelling

These side effects are much less common, but you’ll need to be aware of the possibility before committing to treatment.

If you haven’t been feeling energized, you may be short on vitamin B12. For B12 injections, call or schedule an appointment online at Apex Health & Body Sculpting today.