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IV Infusion: Benefits, Expectations and Risks!

What is IV infusion?

Intravenous therapy (IV) is a therapy that delivers liquid substances directly into a vein. The intravenous route of administration can be used for injections or infusions. Intravenous infusions are commonly referred to as drips.

What is IV Therapy

Licensed naturopathic physicians use IV vitamin therapy as a tool to replenish a patient’s micronutrient and nutritional status. Studies have found that IV vitamins can be a great way to improve many health conditions and achieve optimal health and wellness. IV vitamin therapy is an effective and efficient treatment at replenishing vitamins and minerals because it bypasses the digestive system, allowing for 100 percent absorption.

Assimilating the vitamins and minerals from our food is a long way to reach the goal. Food or medications such as multivitamins, must be chewed or swallowed whole. After that it is going through a complex process that can be interrupted, and this is where vitamin IV therapy comes in. 100 percent absorption is ensured through IV vitamin therapy because the vitamins and minerals can be administered directly to the blood. Therefore, many different types of patients can benefit from vitamin therapy, and much more efficiently than by taking food or medication orally.

IV therapy has been used for decades in hospitals to treat a range of conditions, from dehydration to nutrient-absorption disorders, but it's increasingly offered at independent clinics and through house call-type services that pledge to help people feel better without clogging already-burdened emergency departments. And, while it may be most buzzed about as a hangover cure in party cities like Las Vegas, New Orleans and Los Angeles, IV therapy is also given to people with migraines, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as those who want a nutritional, athletic, energy, beauty or immunity boost.

What are the benefits of IV vitamins?

There are so many benefits of IV vitamin therapy! Nutrients traveling through the digestive system can have many interruptions or problems. Because IV vitamin therapy bypasses this system, 100 percent absorption of the vitamins and minerals can be achieved. For this reason, vitamin IV therapy can correct micronutrient deficiencies. This improves the overall nutritional status of an individual, allowing for the relief of many symptoms.

Some benefits include:

  • Increased energy

  • Improved symptoms of depression

  • Reduced symptoms of stress

  • Improved hydration

  • Improved symptoms of asthma

  • Reduction in headaches

  • Improved skin quality

  • Regulation of the immune system, improving the symptoms of chronic illnesses and treating autoimmune disease flare-ups

  • Shortened recovery time for athletes, optimal performance, improved endurance

  • Relieves allergies, colds and flus

Is IV nutrient therapy safe?

Nutritional IV therapy is safe when administered by a qualified practitioner who has completed the certification course and knows how to calculate the osmolarity of the solution being administered. Our practitioners at Century Medical in Salem have completed the relevant qualifications to be able to administer IV vitamin therapy safely.

What are the risks?

IV therapy isn't safe for everyone. People with congestive heart failure, for example, should be cautious because excess fluids in the bloodstream can further strain the body. People on certain medications or with some allergies may not be good candidates. You should check with your Doctor before start the IV therapy. At Century Medical in Salem Doctor Katz is always happy to help you understand your health needs.

Manage expectations.

Whether you're visiting a clinic once to revive yourself after a wild night or scheduled there regularly to treat chronic pain, keep in mind that IV therapy, like any treatment, isn't a cure-all. As Doctor Katz says: “Health and wellness is really a slow, thoughtful and methodical process. People don't spend enough time to be patient with their health and be patient with their body.

Vitamin IV therapy is a great way to address any deficiencies in vitamins or minerals and reach optimal nutrient levels and hydration status. It is definitely a great help for you health, but not a cure from all illnesses. Keep in mind that your health it is really important and should be treated in the best possible way!”

Do not delay, book your appointment with one of our doctors in Salem!


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