Intravenous (IV) therapy is often used to improve wellness, rehydrate after an intense sporting event, and improve your mood. But IV therapy can also help improve the symptoms of certain medical conditions and deliver nutrients when your body can’t absorb them.
Here at Wellness IV in Freeport, New York, our team proudly offers IV therapy to their patients. His first-hand experience working in trauma centers showed him how effective IV therapy is for relieving pain and improving a variety of other health conditions.
This blog post explores five conditions that respond well to IV therapy, and some other ways this innovative treatment can improve your health.
1. Chronic pain
Whether your pain stems from a spinal cord injury or fibromyalgia, IV therapy can give you some relief. Using IV therapy for pain is similar to how it’s used in a hospital setting, where you get a constant stream of medication to improve your pain.
Our team typically recommends IV therapy for pain if your oral medications alone aren’t doing the job.
2. Gastrointestinal disorders
In healthy patients, their gastrointestinal (GI) tract has no problems absorbing vitamins and minerals when digesting food. But, unfortunately, some patients suffer from GI disorders that hinder their ability to absorb nutrients.
If you have a GI disorder, we test your blood to check your vitamin levels and then use IV therapy to administer the appropriate nutrients into your bloodstream.
3. Immune deficiencies
Having an immune deficiency makes it hard for your body to fight infection and disease. Immune deficiencies make it so your body can’t produce antibodies that attack disease-causing cells.
In this case, our team can use IV therapy to help strengthen your immune system, so it has the antibodies needed to fight off illnesses.
IV therapy is also effective in healthy patients who just want a little extra help in boosting their immune systems.
4. Crohn’s disease
Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition that can cause malabsorption issues and vitamin deficiencies, especially iron. Although sufferers of Crohn’s can replenish their iron through oral supplements, studies show that iron supplements delivered through an IV are much more effective.
5. Chronic fatigue syndrome
One condition that responds well to IV therapy is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This disorder causes a range of symptoms, like extreme fatigue, difficulty concentrating, muscle pain, and headaches.
If you have CFS, we can improve your symptoms with the Myers’ cocktail, a drip containing a range of vitamins and amino acids, and it also has calcium and magnesium.
When these nutrients enter your bloodstream directly, your cells have instant access to them and in a concentrated form, which not only boosts your energy, but also improves your mood.
Other uses for IV therapy
Though IV therapy can help with many medical conditions, we may recommend it for other problems as well, including:
- Improving hydration
- Delivering antibiotics
- Improved hydration after illnesses like the flu
- Pre- and post-workout hydration
- Muscle spasms
When you see the team at Wellness IV, we perform a thorough exam of your current health and medical history, as well as your wellness goals, to see what type of IV therapy can help you.
To learn more about IV therapy at Wellness IV, visit our website to request your appointment, or call our friendly team at 929-203-6558.