We live in a high-stress world and primary care or basic health care is not always enough anymore. You need to think about preventive care in order to stay healthy and reduce your overall medical care costs. At UrgentMED, we offer safe and proven preventive care options to help you meet your long-term health, immunity-building, and general wellness goals.
Some of our widely chosen injectables, oral therapies, and other treatments in this category include immunizations, vaccinations, antibiotics, antihistamines, steroids, anti-pain, anti-nausea, vitamin B complex, and vitamin B12 shots. The right treatment options can help you stay on a healthy track and reduce your risk of developing serious health conditions. Whether you’re traveling to an exotic location or you’ve been feeling sick due to a vitamin deficiency, our injectable treatments can be the solution you need.
What Are the Health Benefits of Vitamin B12 Shots?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is critical to maintaining a healthy nerve function and overall well-being. Unfortunately, the human body can’t produce it on its own. We need to eat foods rich in vitamin B12 – like meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products – to ensure we get a sufficient amount of this essential nutrient.
This means if you are a vegan, vegetarian, or don’t eat a balanced diet, you may develop a vitamin B12 deficiency. And before you say that you eat “fortified foods” – please know that there is no fortified breakfast cereal or Greek yogurt in the world that alone can adequately replenish your body’s vitamin B12 levels.
In relation to this, when a patient undergoes a weight loss surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, or plastic surgery, their body’s ability to absorb vitamin B12 usually is compromised for a while.
In cases where the vitamin deficiency is too severe and oral supplements are ineffective, the primary care physician or other health professionals might prescribe a vitamin B12 shot to increase its levels rapidly.
Deficiency of this vitamin is associated with several serious ailments including constant fatigue, pernicious anemia, and permanent neurological damage. Unexplained weight loss, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness, depression, poor balance, weakness, and heart palpitations are common symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency. If you have a vitamin deficiency, your doctor may order vitamin B12 or other B vitamins injections to correct the deficiency.
Some of the benefits you can experience after receiving a vitamin B12 shot include:
- Higher energy levels
- Better immune system (decrease in allergic reactions)
- Reduced hair loss
- Improved mood and concentration
- Improved fertility
To get a vitamin B12 injection at UrgentMED, you can either get a prescription from your own primary care physician or from our healthcare professional during your visit. If you are not sure whether you have deficiency, our doctors can order a test for you right there and provide a diagnosis. Each UrgentMED center has a state-of-the-art lab on premises to ensure our patients get timely medical attention.
A B12 injection usually lasts for one week. Your doctor will discuss your medical history, possible drug interactions (if you’re taking any medications), and a customized injection schedule to make sure you meet your health goals safely.
When Do You Need Antibiotic Injections?
Antibiotics are medications used to fight bacterial infections by either killing the bacteria or preventing them from multiplying. Medical conditions like strep throat, urinary tract infections, bacterial pneumonia, skin infections, bloodstream infections, and some ear infections are treated via antibiotic injections.
These shots can be given as an injection into the muscle or an infusion through an IV drip directly into the blood. They are usually reserved for severe infections.
When you visit an UrgentMED center for antibiotic injections, our doctors and wellness professionals begin by a thoroughly examining you and discussing your medical history. Some antibiotics are not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people with certain medical conditions. If you are have been drinking alcohol or you take certain medications (like an oral contraceptive), your doctor will need to know that as well since some antibiotics can react unpredictably with these factors.
How Can Hormone Therapy Help You?
Hormones are chemicals that our bodies are designed to make naturally. As hormones travel through the bloodstream, they help control the activity of certain organs and cells. Pretty much every function in your body depends on hormones to run properly – your mood, energy levels, blood pressure, metabolism, reproductive function, sexual function, and overall physical growth and development.
Hormones are produced by glands. The most important hormone-producing glands in the body are the pancreas, adrenal glands, parathyroid and thyroid glands, testicles, and ovaries.
Hormone injections or hormone replacement therapy changes the amount of hormones that are created in your body. Your doctor may recommend hormone injections to block a hormone from binding to cancer cells, or change how a hormone acts in your body, or prevent your body from making a particular hormone. It all depends on what your unique health goal is. It could be anything from treatment of a specific medical condition to alleviation of menopause symptoms.
Visit Your Nearest UrgentMED for Safe and Proven Health and Wellness Treatments at an Affordable Cost
At UrgentMED, we pride ourselves in providing best-in-class urgent care as well as preventive care treatments and procedures, 7 days a week. Please keep in mind that if it seems like a life-threatening condition, you should either call 911 or go to your local emergency room to seek immediate medical attention. UrgentMED clinics only offer urgent care as well as health boosting injections and shots for non-life-threatening conditions.
If you are not sure whether you should go to an ER or visit an UrgentMED, our friendly reception team will be happy to help. For the best assistance, give the location a call before coming in for treatment to check wait times and treatment options. However, our care teams are always ready to help you as soon as possible and you are welcome to simply walk into one of our conveniently located UrgentMED urgent care centers near you.