What You Should Know About IV Therapy

December 2, 2021

If you’ve ever been to the hospital for a medical procedure or an emergency, you’ve probably been hooked up to an IV (intravenous). Patients often receiving fluids from an IV in the hospital can be receiving treatment for chemotherapy to blood transfusions and other medical problems.

Now, more and more people are using IVs to boost vitamin and mineral levels in their body.

IV therapy is a new way health professionals are treating dehydration, migraines and a whole slew of medical conditions that affect wellness and overall health.

Want to know more? Here are some frequently asked questions about this specific service.

How long does it take?

The procedure typically takes about 15 to 30 minutes.

What are the benefits?

When it comes to IV nutrition, there is a wide range of IV vitamin therapy benefits people can experience after treatment. IV treatment is administered directly into the veins, which means that the results may be achieved much more quickly than oral or other traditional medicines.

Patients will experience:

  • Guaranteed vitamin absorption
  • Energy boost
  • Instant rehydration
  • Customized treatments
  • Immediate results

What is it used for?

IV therapy is used for replacing important vitamins and nutrients that are lacking or need to be increased in the bloodstream.

How does it work?

An IV is started and the needed essential additives are infused over 15 to 30 minutes.

Are there any side effects?

After the treatment, patients can sometimes feel different for a short time. There is a rare risk of infection at the IV site anytime the skin is cut or pierced. Bruising at site is possible especially for those on anticoagulants.

Does it hurt?

The only pain comes from a small needle being used to start an IV.

How often should I get it?

That depends on a doctor’s evaluation and plan.

What all can I get in the IV?

The most common include Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, NAD, Glutathione, but there are a number of others that can be given according to a physician’s evaluation.

Integrative Wellness is now offering IV therapy treatment to patients. Get in touch to schedule your appointment or learn more information about IV Therapy. Call 304-808-6985 today.

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