Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Therapy FAQs for Men and Women
- Who can be treated with IV Vitamin Therapy?
- What are the benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy?
- What is Chelation?
- Does the IV Vitamin Therapy have side effects?
- What patients can’t receive IV Vitamin Therapy?
- What diseases or conditions can be treated with IV Vitamin Therapy?
- What if I am healthy, can I still use IV Vitamin Therapy?
- What is the difference between IV VitaminTherapy and oral vitamins?
- Should I follow a specific diet plan after my IV Vitamin Therapy?
- How is this treatment provided?
Who can be treated with IV Vitamin Therapy?
IV therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions. Before starting any treatment, each patient will be evaluated by our physicians who will determine if this treatment is right for your needs. All the treatments are performed under medical supervision and they are individually planned fit each patient’s need.
What are the benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy?
Patients that receive IV Vitamin Therapy experience an increase in energy levels, they usually perform better in their daily activities and feel more energized throughout the day. It improves the performance of cells and boosts the immune system making you less prone to infection. It washes away plaques within arteries that can contribute to heart disease.
What is Chelation?
Chelation means that a substance is used to bind heavy metals found in our system and holds them until they are removed from the body. It is an efficient method and it is approved by the FDA to treat heavy metal toxicity. The most common metals found in our system are lead, mercury and iron. The source of these metals are water pipes, dental amalgams, fish (sushi), vaccines, cigarettes, aluminum foil and paint, just to name a few. Heavy metal poisoning of toxicity can produce a variety of symptoms that include fatigue, memory loss, depression, bone pain, dermatitis and high blood pressure.
Does the IV Vitamin Therapy have side effects?
When used at an appropriate dose and range of infusion, there is a low occurrence of side effects. Some patients may experience a light burning sensation on the iv site at the initial moment of the infusion. Rare side effects include fever and headache.
What patients can’t receive IV Vitamin Therapy?
Patients with allergies to any of the components or patients with moderate to severe kidney disease are not candidates for this treatment. Expectant mothers are also in the few patients where IV Vitamin Therapy is contraindicated.
What diseases or conditions can be treated with IV Vitamin Therapy?
There is a wide range of conditions that can be treated with IV Vitamin Therapy including: muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, fatigue, skin and respiratory allergies, coronary disease, migraines, depression, narcotic withdrawals, hyperthyroidism, malabsorption syndromes, post gastric by pass patients, post op patients.
What if I am healthy, can I still use IV Vitamin Therapy?
Yes, prevention is the key. IV Vitamin Therapy will aid in maintaining a healthy and balanced. Most of us are exposed daily to numerous toxins, so iv therapy will help us keep our circulatory system clean, which in turn will prevent many common conditions like arteriosclerosis, joint disease and some cancers. By doing this, we are helping the body get rid off substances that would normally not know how to “digest” or “break down”
What is the difference between IV VitaminTherapy and oral vitamins?
Only 5% of the oral vitamins are absorbed when taken by mouth. Not only the absorption is very low because of the acids in our stomach, but also the high doses of vitamin can cause irritation and sensitivity. Even when we increase the doses given orally, there is a threshold that is dictated by the absorption capacity of the stomach.
Should I follow a specific diet plan after my IV Vitamin Therapy?
At our center, you are individually assessed to achieve specific goals for you. This is why, after IV Vitamin Therapy, we encourage patients to lead a healthier lifestyle by incorporating exercise, proper hydration and a low glycemic diet. Our goal is to create a lifestyle change so that YOU can live healthier and longer.
How is this treatment provided?
After your initial consultation, the treatment is done at our office in a very easy and safe manner. The nutrients are infused intravenously by a nurse under the doctor’s supervision. The treatment can last from 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the amount of nutrients needed. You will be in a comfortable reclining chair while you can listen to music, watch a movie, read a book or just close your eyes and relax. The treatment generally involves minimal discomfort and you can resume your activities immediately after.