Our B-12 shots, normally a twenty-five dollar ($25) charge, will be available from noon to 9:00 pm on Saturday, and Sunday while supplies last.
The B-12 shots will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. An I.D. will be required, but no cash, health insurance or co-pays are needed (completely free)!
- B12 can reduce your risk of macular degeneration
Macular degeneration is an eye disease that can effect your central vision. In the elderly, macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. By maintaining an adequate level of B12 you can lower the risk of developing this condition 1.
- B12 helps to promote strong bones and protects against osteoporosis
Studies have shown that there is a link between low B12 levels and poor bone health and osteoporosis, especially in women 2.
- B12 helps with red blood cell formation and the prevention of anemia
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in helping your body produce red blood cells. A shortage of these cells can lead to symptoms of fatigue, weakness and low energy
- B12 and pregnancy
When combined with folic acid during pregnancy, B12 can help prevent neural tube defects and other central nervous system problems in babies.
In the event that you have a B12 deficiency or if your doctor suspects that you might one, he or she will ask you to undergo a quick blood test to confirm it. If a B12 deficiency is confirmed, your doctor will then discuss the best treatment options for you. This might be a review of your diet, a B12 supplement or a B12 shot.
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A B12 shot may be given to people that are B12 deficient. It is a quick injection that is delivered into the arm. The whole process lasts under 5 minutes. A B12 shot is usually a fast and effective way to make sure that your body gets all the B12 that it needs.
Who is at risk of a B12 deficiency?
There are many reasons someone might have a B12 deficiency including:
- Eating a poor diet with too few B12-rich foods
- Digestive conditions that interfere with food absorption, such celiac or Crohn’s disease
- Older adults and strict vegetarians are also more likely to have a B12 deficiency
About A+ Family Urgent Care
We are South Tampa’s Newest Family Urgent Care where we are open 7 days a week and no appointment is needed. Urgent care is medical care for all your non-life threatening ailments. Do you have cold, broken arm, or need a flu shot? Then you need urgent care. We are here for all of your Family’s Medical Needs. We do not replace your regular doctor, we help when they are unavailable.
The symptoms of a B12 deficiency
A B12 deficiency can be slow to develop, causing symptoms to appear gradually and intensify over time. It can also come on relatively quickly
Symptoms may include 3:
- Numbness, or tingling in the hands, legs, or feet
- Difficulty walking (staggering, balance problems)
- Fatigue (cause by anemia)
- A swollen, inflamed tongue
- Difficulty thinking and reasoning (cognitive difficulties), or memory loss
What happens if you have a B12 deficiency?
In the event that you have a B12 deficiency or if your doctor suspects that you might have one, he or she will ask you to undergo a quick blood test to confirm it. If a B12 deficiency is confirmed, your doctor will then discuss the best treatment options for you. This might be a review of your diet, a B12 supplement or a B12 shot.
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