IV therapy is a method of delivering fluids or medication. IV stands for intravenous. It’s administered through your veins. IV drips or injections into veins allow the fluid containing vitamins, minerals, or medication to be delivered. This allows the therapy’s rapid passage through your bloodstream.
A healthcare professional administers IV therapy, which is usually a nurse, to treat a wide range of conditions, including dehydration and medical emergencies. IV therapy can be used to treat symptoms such as the flu, morning sickness, hangovers, and colds. We’ll explain how IV therapy works and what benefits it offers, as well as how to get started.
What is IV Therapy?
IV therapy is an easy procedure. No matter what type of IV therapy is being administered, the process will be the same. You will be guided through the process by the nurse who administers the therapy. You will generally be comfortable throughout the treatment. The nurse will disinfect and insert a needle into a vein. The IV is usually placed under the arm but it is also possible to place it elsewhere.
After the IV has been inserted, the nurse will inspect the pump to verify that it is working correctly. You can either use an electronic or manual pump to deliver IV therapy. The fluid flows through the catheter into your body. The IV bag fluid is absorbed into your bloodstream. IV therapy delivers medication much faster than oral administration. You must remain still during IV therapy to ensure that the catheter is not disturbed or removed. You can also read, watch TV, or browse your phone while you are receiving IV therapy.
What fluids and vitamins are in an IV Bag?
The type of therapy you are receiving will affect the fluids in your IV bag. You can find intravenous solutions that contain saline, vitamins and minerals, as well as medication. Common components of IV bags are:
- Saline: An IV bag usually contains saline solution as the base ingredient. Saline is a mixture of water and sodium chloride that serves as the delivery system for other components of your IV therapy. Saline can also be used to hydrate the body.
- Dextrose: Dextrose may be found in your IV bag, which is a form of sugar. This sugar is healthier than some sweet treats. To normalize blood sugar levels, IV therapy can be used to administer dextrose. Your body can convert dextrose from sugar into energy.
- The Lactated Ringer’s: You’re probably familiar with the term “Lactated Ringer” if you love medical dramas. This IV solution is made up of water, calcium chloride potassium chloride, sodium salt and sodium lactate. Lactated Ringer’s, like saline solutions, can also be used to deliver other ingredients. It can also be used to treat dehydration and during surgery.
- Vitamin B: Vitamin B complex is a combination of vitamins B-1, B-2 and B-3. B-3, B-3, 5-6, 6-8, 9 and 12 are all collectively called vitamin B complex. Vitamin B complex is an essential component of a healthy diet as it directly affects important bodily functions such as metabolism and nerve function. Vitamin B complex can be administered via IV therapy to patients with difficulty absorbing vitamins.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is another important IV vitamin that is essential for healthy immune system function. Vitamin C is a useful ingredient in IV therapy if you feel sick or are at risk.
- Calcium: Calcium may be included in your IV therapy. This is an essential mineral for our health. Calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth. Calcium is found in dairy products and green leafy vegetables.
- Magnesium: Magnesium is another important mineral that plays an important role in healthy metabolism. Magnesium has many benefits including helping to reduce inflammation and combat leg cramps in pregnant woman.
- Antioxidants: High levels of antioxidants are a hallmark of many foods. They help protect cells from many diseases. You may receive IV therapy with different types of antioxidants such as glutathione or vitamins A, C, and E.
- Antibiotics: An IV bag will be used to administer antibiotics in cases of infection.
IV Therapy: The Benefits
IV therapy is beneficial for many people, for different reasons. There are two main benefits to anyone considering IV therapy:
- It’s simple and convenientYou don’t need to go to the hospital or doctor’s office if you feel unwell. IV therapy can be used for many common symptoms. It is a simple and convenient procedure. IV therapy is simple. IV therapy doesn’t require you to travel. Mobile IV Medics is a concierge service that comes to your home. Your in-home therapy as well as our travel are included in the price. We will help you find a spot that is comfortable and then we’ll do the rest. It is very painless. The IV is inserted with a tiny pinch. You should feel no discomfort once the IV is in place. You can watch TV, read, or work on your device while the IV drip works.
- Well-being and health: IV therapy is primarily used to promote wellness and health. IV therapy can support healthy immunity, maintain healthy skin, and help you stay hydrated. A healthy balance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients can help increase your energy levels.