Intravenous access plays an important role in modern medicine. If you find yourself in the emergency room for any number of unfortunate reasons, one of the very first things they might do is to start an IV on you, even if it’s just in case. Delivery medications to the body through an IV is the quickest way for you to reap the intended benefits of the medication, and that concept has made it’s way beyond the hospital walls and into medical spas across the country who offer IV therapy as a cutting edge way to achieve greater overall health and well being. If you’ve considered adding the practice to your regime, here’s what you should know.
What reasons do people have IV therapy?
People choose to incorporate IV therapy into their healthcare regimine for a number of reasons. Some are maintenance based like helping to maintain a certain energy level, or to combat the effects of aging, even to cure a hangover. Other reasons might be condition specific and IV therapy has shown promise in helping patients with medical conditions such as arthritis, iron deficiency, drug dependency, immune deficiencies, and much more.
Does IV therapy have any side effects?
Because the cocktails administered in IV therapy sessions are good for you, there really are no side effects to be weary of. Patients in some rare cases might experience temporary dizziness, nausea, mild headaches, or itchiness at the site of the IV. Other than those few inconveniences, IV therapy packs a lot of good punch and not much else to worry about other than feeling better almost immediately.
What to expect from a treatment
During your first appointment, you can expect to have a consultation with an infusion expert who will go over your healthcare goals with you and options for treatments available. You will be taken to an infusion room where you will be seated in a comfortable chair. A provider will start an IV and your medication cocktail will begin. The whole session could take as little as half an hour before you’re ready to go on about your daily life.
What can you do during a treatment
When receiving an IV therapy treatment, you will be semi mobile. You will be able to go to the bathroom if necessary. You can eat snacks or drink. You can watch TV or read a book, or even catch up on work. You can also lay back and relax and let the magic cocktail do it’s thing.