B12 Injections

Vitamin B-12 Is An Essential Nutrient Needed To Make Red Blood Cells That Carry Oxygen Throughout The Body

Vitamin B-12 is an essential nutrient needed to make red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body, the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve cells, and various proteins. It also plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Yet, despite its importance to overall health, vitamin B-12 deficiency is relatively common. It is estimated that up to 15% of the general population may be deficient in B-12 – and more among those with chronic illnesses.

Symptoms of Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

Early symptoms of a B-12 deficiency may be overlooked, diagnosed as another illness, or attributed to “just getting older” because many of them mimic classic signs of aging. Of course, this isn’t surprising since low serum levels of vitamin B-12 are fairly common in elderly patients. Some of the symptoms of a vitamin B-12 deficiency may include:

– Fatigue
– Weakness
– Memory loss
– Cognitive functioning problems
– Diarrhea or constipation
– Loss of appetite
– Shortness of breath
– Beefy, red, smooth and sore tongue
– Sore mouth and/or bleeding gums
– Numbness and tingling of hands and feet
– Poor sense of balance
– Depression
– Confusion
– Insomnia
– Vision problems
– Loss of hearing and tinnitus