What are IV fluids?
Administering IV fluids, also known as IV vitamin therapy, is an in-office treatment that administers vitamins, minerals, and nutrients directly into your bloodstream via intravenous means. Because IV fluids enter your bloodstream directly, they bypass your digestive tract altogether. This allows you to access many more of their health benefits than you would taking oral vitamins or nutritional supplements
What are the benefits of treatment IV fluids?
Treatment with IV fluids presents an array of benefits, including:
Improved physical wellness
IV fluids deliver vitamins, hydration, and nutrients directly to your bloodstream. This allows for 100% bioavailability. This 100% bioavailability means your body gains access to all of the IV fluids’ beneficial properties and nothing goes to waste.
Improved skin health
If you’re dehydrated or deficient in certain vitamins and nutrients, your skin is more likely to wrinkle and sag. IV fluids promote hydration, encouraging skin rejuvenation. IV fluids also improve your skin’s elasticity and promote the growth of newer, healthier skin cells.
Increased energy levels
Dehydration is one of the leading causes of fatigue. When you’re adequately hydrated, you feel energetic and think more clearly. In addition, IV fluids boost cognitive function and decrease tension and anxiety associated with dehydration.
What conditions can IV fluids treat?
At Essential Medical Clinic, the providers use IV fluids to ease the uncomfortable symptoms associated with a variety of health problems, including:
- Chronic fatigue
- Influenza (the flu)
- The common cold
- Exercise-induced fatigue
- Food poisoning
- Severe dehydration
They also use IV fluids to encourage healthy skin, promoting a youthful glow.
Are there different types of IV fluids?
The team at Essential Medical Clinic offers a variety of IV fluids, including:
- Gold Package (normal saline with vitamins)
- Vitamin C
- B Complex
They also offer the Myer’s cocktail, an IV vitamin package developed in the 1970s.
Am I a good candidate for treatment with IV fluids?
Only qualified medical professionals like the team at Essential Medical Clinic can determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment with IV fluids. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and a discussion of your goals for treatment, your provider can develop a custom care plan to align with your individual needs.
To request your IV fluids appointment at Essential Medical Clinic today, call the office nearest you or click the online scheduling tool.