Our bodies and mind need minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants to perform at their best. Fortunately, Kamilah Payne APRN, MSN, FNP-C, offers Intravenous (IV) therapy, a medical treatment in which fluids, medications, or nutrients are delivered directly into a patient’s vein through a small tube called an IV drip.
IV therapy allows the substances to bypass the digestive system and enter the bloodstream directly, making it a quick and efficient way to administer medical treatment. Here are six benefits of IV therapy:
1. Increased absorption
When medications or nutrients are taken orally, they must pass through the digestive system before being absorbed into the body. This can sometimes lead to reduced effectiveness, as some substances are broken down or absorbed poorly in the digestive system. With IV therapy, substances are delivered directly into the bloodstream, ensuring that they are absorbed more efficiently and effectively.
2. Fast-acting treatment
IV therapy allows for quick delivery of medications or fluids, which can be especially beneficial in emergencies or when a patient is dehydrated or experiencing severe symptoms. For example, IV fluids can be used to hydrate a patient who is severely dehydrated quickly, or medications can be delivered directly to the bloodstream to relieve pain or other symptoms promptly.
3. Customized treatment
IV therapy allows for tailored treatment plans based on the patient’s specific needs. Doctors can add different medications or nutrients to the IV solution to meet the patient’s particular needs, and the infusion rate can be adjusted as needed. This customization can be especially helpful for patients with complex medical conditions or those who have difficulty absorbing medications orally.
IV therapy can be administered in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, and even at home. This convenience can be especially beneficial for patients who have difficulty swallowing or absorbing medications orally or for those who require frequent treatment.
5. Reduced risk of infection
IV therapy can be a safer option for patients who are at risk of infection, as it eliminates the need for injections or the use of certain medications that may be administered orally. This can be especially beneficial for patients with compromised immune systems or at risk of developing infections.
6. Improved hydration
IV fluids can help to quickly hydrate a patient who is dehydrated due to illness, surgery, or other factors. By bypassing the digestive system, the fluids can be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, providing fast and effective hydration.
7. Enhanced recovery
IV therapy can help patients recover more quickly by providing the body with the necessary nutrients and fluids it needs to heal. For example, IV fluids can help rehydrate a patient experiencing dehydration, and IV nutrients can help support the body’s natural healing processes.
IV therapy is a safe and effective treatment option that can provide a range of benefits for patients. It can be especially helpful for those who have difficulty absorbing medications orally, require rapid treatment, and are at risk of infection. However, it is important to consult with a medical professional before starting any new treatment, as IV therapy may not be suitable for everyone.
Call Lyon Healthcare Services to book your appointment for IV therapy.