With all the concerns about Covid-19 variants and flu season right around the corner, you may be focusing on ways to strengthen your immune system. And if you’re thinking about vitamins, you’re on the right track.
Our specialty team at Desoto Family Care in Southaven, Mississippi, explains the health benefits of IV vitamin therapy, what to expect during a treatment, and why it’s best performed by a medical professional.
How does vitamin IV therapy help my immune system?
Your immune system is your body’s natural defense against viral and bacterial infections. It relies heavily on various minerals, vitamins, and nutrients to function at peak performance.
Health experts agree that the best vitamin therapy comes from the foods you eat. However, there are times when busy schedules, special diets, and certain medical conditions can interfere with your oral intake.
The vitamin IV therapy we provide at Desoto Family Care supplies the appropriate levels of immune boosters your diet may be lacking, including:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin C
When combined with other healthy habits, such as routine exercise, restorative sleep, and stress reduction, vitamin IV therapy can help you avoid or recover more quickly from various bacterial and viral illnesses.
What are the benefits of medically supervised IV therapy?
Not everyone is a good candidate for vitamin IV infusion due to certain health conditions or medications that may cause an adverse reaction to the therapy. Individuals with certain heart conditions may, for instance, be at risk of fluid overload with an infusion.
Your Desoto Family Care provider performs a physical evaluation as well as a detailed review of your medical history and current medications before recommending IV treatments.
Also, because our vitamin formulas are tailored to fit your specific nutritional needs, our team may request lab studies to ensure you’re receiving the correct balance of nutrients in your IV drip.
Our facilities as well as the IV solution and other items used during infusion therapy meet all state and federal safety regulations for medical equipment and practices.
What can I expect during an infusion treatment?
IV vitamin infusion is an in-office procedure that generally takes 30-60 minutes to complete, after which you can return to your daily routine. Many people find it convenient to schedule the therapy over a lunch hour or at the end of a workday.
Once the IV is placed, which may cause a brief pinch, the therapy is painless. You are free to use the time to catch up on some reading, respond to texts, or simply relax. However, you must remain seated during the treatment.
For more information about IV vitamin therapy or any of the primary care services we offer, schedule an evaluation at Desoto Family Care today.