Sometimes people with certain diseases find it hard to eat solid foods, take medication or even keep liquids down. It could also be that a patient would benefit from not eating solid foods for a while, whether it’s because of an operation or other procedure that’s about to be administered. There are multiple reasons why you might be a candidate for IV therapy.
Chronic Infection Treatment
When one of our patients has a serious infection, oral antibiotics might not work. There are many illnesses that can cause severe infections that can lead to serious complications. One of these diseases is Crohn’s disease. This is a condition in which there are recurring infections in the intestine that can cause severe abdominal cramping and pain.
The discomfort itself makes consuming anything a problem and this includes the antibiotics that are needed to fight the infection. It becomes a necessity to deliver the antibiotics intravenously. In the case of Crohn’s disease, the digestive process has been compromised anyway. An intravenous drip will deliver the antibiotic more quickly and efficiently.
Patients with cancer have similar problems. The discomfort that is caused by most cancer treatments can be severe and ceaseless. These can include vomiting, stomach spasms, dizziness and diarrhea. Not only is there a constant loss of fluid, there is a hard time keeping anything in the digestive system long enough for the body to absorb it. Cancer patients and the like might be given antibiotics, vitamins, and other medications with IV therapy.
Fast Flu Relief
If you have recently recovered from the flu, you might have benefited from IV therapy. There are many medications that can be administered intravenously for fast and effective relief of flu symptoms. One of these is Peramivir, an antiviral drug that is used for fighting the flu. Once it’s absorbed by the body, it quickly begins to inhibit the growth of the flu virus.
This has the effect of shortening the length of the flu or keeping it from getting worse in severe cases. We might also provide medical-grade vitamins as part of an IV flu treatment. Large doses of vitamin C and B-vitamin complexes help to boost the immune system’s defense mechanisms.
Increase Energy Levels
If you have been experiencing a lack of energy but are otherwise healthy, you might be a candidate for IV therapy. Many men and women exercise regularly and eat well but still don’t find themselves feeling much healthier.
Some people’s bodies don’t absorb vitamins and nutrients very well. There could be countless reasons for this, and it doesn’t have to be a serious issue if the right supplementation is given. IV therapy can deliver crucial vitamin and mineral complexes that can be varied to suit the individual’s needs.
We can provide you with more information about the benefits of IV treatments if you feel you might be a candidate. Contact Exquisite MD Spa today to schedule your consultation! We are located in San Diego, CA.