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If you’re feeling overly fatigued, have tingling in your fingers and toes, and often get dizzy, it could be a vitamin B12 deficiency. At the office of Jeffery Tun, MD, in Midtown East, Manhattan in New York City, Dr. Tun corrects your vitamin B12 levels with powerful vitamin B12 injections. Call the office today or use this website to book an appointment online and discover how these injections can revitalize your metabolism and restore natural energy levels.
Vitamin B12 supports your body’s ability to form red blood cells and DNA. It’s also important to the development of brain and nerve cells.
Predominantly found in animal products, like meat, dairy, and eggs, vitamin B12 is essential to your overall health.
You may become deficient in vitamin B12 if you don’t eat enough of the foods that contain this nutrient. Vegans and vegetarians are at risk of B12 deficiency. Patients with pernicious anemia are also low in vitamin B12. Their immune system destroys the gut cells, making it possible for vitamin B12 to be absorbed.
Other factors that might make you need vitamin B12 injections are inadequate stomach acid, intestinal surgery, or digestive diseases that cause nutrient malabsorption.
Vitamin B12 binds to proteins in your digestive tract. This makes you better able to absorb nutrients from the foods you eat. Vitamin B12 also plays a role in your metabolism. When your vitamin B12 levels are low, your energy levels suffer, and your body is inefficient when it comes to burning fat.
Sufficient vitamin B12 boosts nerve health and supports brain function. Vitamin B12 also ensures you produce enough red blood cells. These blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body.
Common signs of a vitamin B12 deficiency include:
Vitamin B12 deficiency can also disrupt your nerve function. You may feel tingling or numbness in your fingers and toes.
Any of these symptoms suggest you should be evaluated for a vitamin B12 deficiency. Dr. Tun can determine from your symptoms or a simple blood test if vitamin B12 injections will help your symptoms.
Because vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin, you simply excrete any extra through your urine. You can’t overdose on the nutrient. Vitamin B12 injections ensure your body has access to the amount it needs to thrive.
Call the office of Jeffery Tun, MD, to determine if vitamin B12 injections are right for you. Alternatively, use this website to book an appointment online.