Vitamin B12 Replacement

CoreMed Plus is a premier medical center committed to providing high-quality care to patients in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Our experienced healthcare providers offer various medical services, including B12 injections, a treatment aimed at addressing B12 deficiencies in individuals.

B12 is a crucial vitamin that plays a vital role in the body’s functions, including the production of red blood cells, DNA synthesis, and nervous system function. However, many people may not get enough B12 from their diets or may have difficulty absorbing it from food, leading to a deficiency in this essential vitamin. B12 deficiencies can cause various symptoms and consequences, including fatigue, anemia, nervous system problems, cognitive impairment, mood changes, digestive problems, and an increased risk of infections and diseases.

At CoreMed Plus, our experienced healthcare providers offer safe and effective B12 injections to address B12 deficiencies in individuals. Our healthcare providers work closely with patients to evaluate their medical history and overall health to determine if B12 injections are an appropriate treatment option. We provide personalized treatment plans tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs, ensuring safe and effective treatment.

B12 injections can provide a range of benefits, including increased energy, improved mood, cognitive function, heart health, skin, hair, and nail health, digestive health, and immune function. If you’re experiencing symptoms of B12 deficiency or looking for a natural way to boost your health and well-being, B12 injections may be a safe and effective treatment option. Contact CoreMed Plus to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider to determine if B12 injections are right for you.

B12 Deficiency

B12, also known as cobalamin, is a crucial vitamin that plays an essential role in many of the body’s functions, including the production of red blood cells, DNA synthesis, and nervous system function. However, many people may not get enough B12 from their diets or may have difficulty absorbing it from food, leading to a deficiency in this essential vitamin.

Here are some of the symptoms and consequences of B12 deficiency:

  1. Fatigue and Weakness: B12 plays a crucial role in energy production, and a deficiency in B12 can lead to fatigue and weakness.
  2. Anemia: B12 deficiency can lead to a type of anemia known as megaloblastic anemia. In this condition, the body produces abnormally large red blood cells that cannot function properly, leading to fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath.
  3. Nervous System Problems: B12 deficiency can lead to nervous system problems such as numbness, tingling, and difficulty with balance and coordination. Severe B12 deficiency can lead to nerve damage and even paralysis.
  4. Cognitive Impairment: B12 deficiency can lead to cognitive impairments such as memory loss and confusion. In severe cases, B12 deficiency can lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  5. Mood Changes: B12 deficiency can lead to mood changes such as depression and irritability.
  6. Digestive Problems: B12 deficiency can cause digestive problems such as diarrhea, constipation, and loss of appetite.
  7. Increased Risk of Infections and Diseases: B12 deficiency can weaken the immune system, leading to an increased risk of infections and diseases.

B12 deficiency can be caused by several factors, including a lack of dietary intake, malabsorption due to gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohn’s disease and celiac disease, and certain medications that interfere with B12 absorption. Vegetarians and vegans are also at a higher risk of B12 deficiency since B12 is primarily found in animal-based foods.

B12 deficiency can have severe consequences if left untreated, including nerve damage, cognitive impairment, and even death. However, B12 deficiency is easily treatable with B12 supplements or injections. At CoreMed Plus, our experienced healthcare providers can diagnose and treat B12 deficiency, ensuring you receive the best possible care and achieve optimal results.

B12 deficiency is a common condition that can lead to various symptoms and consequences, including fatigue, anemia, nervous system problems, cognitive impairment, mood changes, digestive problems, and an increased risk of infections and diseases. If you’re experiencing symptoms of B12 deficiency, contact CoreMed Plus to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider and take the first step towards improved health and well-being.

Benefits of B12

B12 is a crucial vitamin that plays a vital role in the body’s functions, including the production of red blood cells, DNA synthesis, and nervous system function. However, many people may need more B12 from their diets or help absorbing it from food. In such cases, B12 injections may be recommended to ensure adequate levels of this essential vitamin.

 

Here are some of the benefits of B12 injections:

  1. Increased Energy: B12 injections can boost energy levels, making them popular among athletes and individuals with busy lifestyles. B12 plays a crucial role in energy production, and a deficiency in B12 can lead to fatigue and weakness.
  2. Improved Mood: B12 injections can also positively impact mood and mental health. B12 is involved in the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, which can help regulate mood and reduce symptoms of depression.
  3. Improved Cognitive Function: B12 plays a critical role in the nervous system’s function, and a deficiency in B12 can lead to cognitive impairments such as memory loss and confusion. B12 injections can improve cognitive function and may even help reduce the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. Improved Heart Health: B12 injections can also positively impact heart health by reducing the levels of homocysteine. This amino acid is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. B12 helps break down homocysteine, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  5. Improved Skin, Hair, and Nail Health: B12 injections can also help improve skin, hair, and nails health. B12 is crucial in cell production, including skin cells, hair, and nails.
  6. Improved Digestive Health: B12 injections can help improve digestive health by reducing the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and improving the absorption of nutrients from food.
  7. Improved Immune Function: B12 injections can also help boost immune function by increasing the production of white blood cells, which help fight infections and diseases.

In summary, B12 injections can provide various benefits, including increased energy, improved mood, cognitive function, heart health, skin, hair, nail health, digestive health, and immune function. If you’re experiencing symptoms of B12 deficiency or looking for a natural way to boost your health and well-being, B12 injections may be a safe and effective treatment option. Contact CoreMed Plus to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider to determine if B12 injections suit you.

How Vitamin Deficiencies Impact the Body

Vitamins are essential micronutrients that are required in small amounts for the body’s proper functioning. The body cannot produce most vitamins, so they must be obtained through diet or supplements. A deficiency in vitamins can significantly impact the body’s health and functions, leading to a range of symptoms and consequences.

Here are some of the impacts of vitamin deficiencies on the body:

  1. Weak Immune System: Vitamins, such as vitamin C and vitamin D, play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy immune system. A vitamin deficiency can weaken the immune system, making the body more susceptible to infections and diseases.
  2. Fatigue and Weakness: Vitamins like B vitamins are essential for energy production. A vitamin deficiency can lead to fatigue, weakness, and a lack of energy.
  3. Skin Problems: Vitamins, such as vitamin A and vitamin E, play a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin. A deficiency in these vitamins can lead to dry, rough, and scaly skin, as well as an increased risk of skin infections and diseases.
  4. Vision Problems: Vitamin A is essential for maintaining healthy eyesight. A deficiency in vitamin A can lead to vision problems, including night blindness and a condition known as xerophthalmia, which can lead to permanent blindness.
  5. Bone Health: Vitamins such as vitamin D and K are crucial for maintaining healthy bones. A deficiency in these vitamins can lead to weakened bones, an increased risk of fractures, and conditions such as osteoporosis.
  6. Anemia: Vitamins, such as vitamin B12 and folate, are essential for producing red blood cells. A deficiency in these vitamins can lead to anemia, a condition where the body does not produce enough red blood cells to carry oxygen.
  7. Nervous System Problems: Vitamins, such as vitamins B6 and B12, are essential for proper nervous system functioning. A deficiency in these vitamins can lead to nervous system problems, including numbness, tingling, and difficulty with balance and coordination.

Vitamin deficiencies can be caused by several factors, including a lack of dietary intake, malabsorption due to gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohn’s disease and celiac disease, and certain medications that interfere with vitamin absorption. Vegetarians and vegans are also at a higher risk of vitamin deficiencies since many vitamins are primarily found in animal-based foods.

If left untreated, vitamin deficiencies can have severe consequences, including weakened immune system, fatigue, weakness, skin problems, vision problems, bone health problems, anemia, and nervous system problems. However, most vitamin deficiencies can be easily treated with dietary changes or supplements. At CoreMed Plus, our experienced healthcare providers can diagnose and treat vitamin deficiencies, ensuring you receive the best possible care and achieve optimal results.

Vitamin deficiencies can significantly impact the body’s health and functions, leading to a range of symptoms and consequences. A balanced diet rich in vitamins and supplements can help prevent vitamin deficiencies and promote overall health and well-being. If you’re experiencing symptoms of vitamin deficiencies, contact CoreMed Plus to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider and take the first step towards improved health and well-being.

Meet Dr. Mark Richter

I grew up in Florida as the oldest of five sons. After earning my degree from the University of Florida, I pursued my medical education in the Dominican Republic. In 1988, I began my Family Practice Residency at the “old” Pontiac General Hospital. I have been providing medical care to the same community since 1991, first in Waterford and later at our current location in White Lake, where I continue to practice today. I take pride in being board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and remain committed to Primary Care. 

I am passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle, including a proper “balanced” diet, exercise, exposure to healthy outdoor activities, and achieving work-life balance. I married my Medical School Sweetheart, Barbara, and we are fortunate to have two adult children and a granddaughter. We have been residents of Oakland County since 1988 and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer.

Meet Briahnnon Long NP-BC

Briahnnon Long, NP-BC, graduated from Oakland University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as a nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. She then pursued her Master of Science in Nursing. She graduated from The University of Michigan Flint in 2020 and became board certified by The American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. 

She works in the acute care setting as a hospitalist and in the subacute care setting at a skilled nursing facility. She has special interests in health and wellness, preventative medicine, and chronic care management in the primary care setting. She loves being outdoors, cheering on her husband and two children in hockey, and camping and boating in the summer.

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    Dr. Mark Richter Bio

    I grew up in Florida as the oldest of five sons. After earning my degree from the University of Florida, I pursued my medical education in the Dominican Republic. In 1988, I began my Family Practice Residency at the “old” Pontiac General Hospital. I have been providing medical care to the same community since 1991, first in Waterford and later at our current location in White Lake, where I continue to practice today. I take pride in being board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and remain committed to Primary Care. I am passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle, including a proper “balanced” diet, exercise, exposure to healthy outdoor activities, and achieving work-life balance. I married my Medical School Sweetheart, Barbara, and we are fortunate to have two adult children and a granddaughter. We have been residents of Oakland County since 1988 and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer.