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IV Infusion Therapy

IV infusion therapy, also sometimes known as IV nutrition therapy, is a delivery method for fluids, vitamins and minerals (and sometimes medication) that allows for faster absorption into your bloodstream. The IV, short for intravenous, administers fluids via an IV drip or injection directly into the vein – this can be used as a treatment for a range of conditions to help encourage a speedy recovery.

A nurse with IV drip and patient in bed

What Is IV Infusion Therapy?

IV Therapy is a pretty straightforward procedure, typically used for dehydration but it’s use does not end there. It’s especially effective for detoxing your body both from heavy metals and removing toxins, helping you to recover after a big night with little to no sleep, improving your natural defenses to avoid getting sick, and replenishing your body with nutrients and vitamins as needed.

We’ll talk more about why IV therapy may be performed in the next section. IV infusion therapy can be used for all ages – and the effect will vary based on the liquid inside. It could be anything from saline, helping you to feel hydrated, through to Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD), designed to speed up healing and recovery. This will depend on your goal and can be discussed with your healthcare provider.

A close up of a medical professional giving IV infusion therapy to a patient

Why is IV Infusion Therapy Performed?

As we’ve touched on, there can be a range of reasons for IV infusion therapy to be performed – each containing a different fluid. The most common across the board is to ensure hydration, but some of the other common reasons are:

  1. Increased energy
  2. Improved immune system and function
  3. Healthier hair and nails,
  4. Faster recovery from hangovers
  5. Required due to patient being unable to take medication orally
A close up shot of a woman relaxed, scrolling on her phone while receiving IV therapy

How is IV Infusion Therapy Performed?

IV infusion therapy is performed pretty consistently regardless of the type of IV therapy you are receiving.

Typically this is administered by a nurse, and you’ll be seated somewhere comfortable for the duration of the treatment. The IV is typically placed in the arm, but it is possible to be placed elsewhere if there’s reason not to use your arm.

Once the IV is inserted, the nurse will check the pump to ensure the dosage and pacing is correct. The fluid drips through the catheter and enters your body. During IV therapy, patients will typically read, watch television or play on their phones during the process.

A woman is sat on a chair, reading the newspaper while receiving IV therapy

What Should I Expect After IV Infusion Therapy?

As with any form of treatment, there are potential side effects. These primarily will be those associated with the vitamin dosage or medication you’re receiving and your healthcare provider will discuss them with you ahead of time. Other minor side effects from the therapy itself could include:

  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Itchiness at the injection site

The benefits far outweigh the minor side effects though, giving patients an easy and convenient way to receive their medication, vitamins or hydration.

A female medical professional is inserting an IV for IV infusion therapy

Frequently Asked Questions about IV Therapy

1. Does IV Therapy work?
Yes – IV therapy allows for faster absorption of medication or hydration, allowing patients to feel the benefits of their treatment faster.

2. How much does IV Therapy cost?
The pricing for IV Infusion Therapy will vary depending on your location and the need. To build out a custom wellness plan and find out if IV Infusion Therapy is appropriate for your needs, schedule a free consultation here!

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