B12 injections!

B12 injections- Hydroxocobalamin

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What are they?

B12 injections are injections that contain a synthetic form of vitamin B12, hydroxocobalamin. B12 injections are prescribed whereby a vitamin B12 deficiency is identified, whereby the body has a difficulty in absorbing vitamin B12, or to prevent a deficiency becoming prevalent. This is termed a cobalamin deficiency

Some conditions can result in poor absorption of B12; atrophic gastritis (low stomach acid due to inflammation), gastric surgery, inflammatory bowel conditions, stomach or intestinal infections, pernicious anaemia, may be due to medications, or due to a lack of vitamin B12 in the diet. 

Why is vitamin B12 important?

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin, which plays a role in the production of red blood cells, cell metabolism, the production of DNA and health of your nervous system.

Symptoms of B12 deficiency?

  • Fatigue
  • Heart palpitations 
  • Lethargy
  • Headaches
  • Pale skin
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Depression
  • Irritability 
  • Pins and needles

How do I know if I have a B12 deficiency?

Blood tests can be carried out which will be able to identify the level of B12 in your blood. 

B12 Hydroxocobalamin injections:

They start to work after the injections, but symptoms may begin to improve after a few days or weeks. B12 injections may be given every 3 months where indicated. 

The injection site is given intramuscularly, often the thigh, buttocks or shoulder region. 

Side effects may include-

These usually go away shortly after injection. 

Benefits of B12 injections:

Vitamin B12 reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, neurological disorders, problems with memory, and infertility.

Why choose Refine Aesthetics and Medical Solutions?

I am a Registered Nurse and an independent Nurse prescriber, with over 25 years clinical experience. I also work in a local General practice as an advanced nurse practitioner. 

I have a level 7 diploma in injectable therapies from MATA, Harley Street London, led by leading cosmetic doctors. 

FDA approved, evidence based products are used. 

I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery council, as well as a member of ACE aesthetic complications experts. 

I am fully insured, and offer free no obligation consultations in a private, discreet clinic. 

Contact me today to discuss!

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