Vitamin B12 Injections

Vitamin B12 Injections in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea & Bristol

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Vitamin b12 is found naturally in our bodies and is vital for the adequate functioning of our digestive system. Having not enough Vitamin B12 can Also leave you susceptible to viral and bacterial infections.

What is a vitamin B12 injection?

Vitamin B12 is given as injection (usually the top of the arm) for the treatment of those with a vitamin b12 deficiency.

What are the signs and symptoms associated with a B12 deficiency?

You may be at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency if you experience any of the following:

  • Extreme tiredness or lack of energy (fatigue)

  • Feeling faint or short of breath

  • Loss of appetite and/or unintended weight loss

  • Yellow tinged or Pale skin

  • Changes in the way you think or feel, such as depression

  • Irritability or changes to your memory, judgement and understanding.

  • Changes in your vision

  • Numbness and/or tingling (paraesthesia)

  • Noticeable heartbeat (palpitations)

  • Ringing in your ears (tinnitius)

  • Bear in mind that many of these signs and symptoms can also be demonstrative of other conditions and so it important to consult the doctor prior to having an injection.

    Is having the vitamin B12 injection painful?

    You may feel a slight sting as the injection is inserted, but it is very quick and takes less than two seconds.

    How quickly will i feel better?

    If you are b12 deficient, you can expect to feel an improvement in your signs and symptoms within a matter of days.

    How long do b12 injections last?

    Anywhere from 1-3 months.

    Is it safe?

    vitamin b12 injections are very safe, it is not possible to take too much vitamin b12, and these side-effects are so rare that they are unable to gather actual statistics other than the risk is less than 1 in 10'000.

    Is there a minimum age for the injection?

    Anybody over 18 can book in for a Vitamin B12 injection (no evidence of previous tests are now required). However, there is a minimum age of 18 and under 18's will require a GP consultation first and may also need a blood test. We can offer a blood test to test for deficiency for £126.80. However, this needs to be a clinical decision by the doctor during an appointment.

    Vitamin B12 Injeciton

    Appointment: 15 minutes

    Cost: £55

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