Have you been feeling stressed out, worn down, or simply not yourself lately? If so, it could be caused by dehydration or even a nutrient deficiency. Fortunately, you can quickly and easily fix these common issues with IV therapy (intravenous therapy), an innovative treatment that can help you feel energized and rejuvenated. Here at Priority You MD in Clearwater, FL, we offer many different IV therapies, all customized to meet your exact needs.
What Is IV Therapy Used for?
Most people know what an IV is because they’ve either seen it or had one themselves. It involves using a line to give your body fluids through your bloodstream and via the body’s vein system. It’s most commonly used in hospitals and medical settings where the patient needs blood, medication, or fluids. However, did you know that an IV can be used for more than just medication? IV therapy is an innovative treatment method that can help address stress, vitamin deficiencies, weak immune systems, even hangovers.
Essentially, intravenous therapy is the process of injecting beneficial nutrients and vitamins into your bloodstream through your veins. It’s a versatile therapy and can be used for one-time boosts or even for acute cases. It’s so effective because it’s the fastest way to give your body the necessary nutrients and fluids it needs. Since the vitamin cocktail is delivered via your bloodstream, your body can also absorb the nutrients much faster and more efficiently than taking a pill, giving you noticeable and dramatic results.
Issues This Therapy Can Treat
As we said, this therapy is highly versatile, so there are a number of both minor and severe issues that it can treat. However, most of the people that come to our practice seeking this therapy are simply out, worn down, or even depressed, usually due to a hectic lifestyle or even a high-pressure job. We also frequently treat athletes who need a quick boost after training or competitions to replenish their systems and boost their performance level.
No matter what your concerns are, there’s no doubt that we can develop a customized combination of vitamins and minerals to help you treat them. We’re going to delve into greater detail about the different ways this therapy is used and how it can help you get the boost you need to stay healthy.
You may think that you’re getting enough water each day, but are you really? Most medical experts recommend drinking about a half gallon of water each day. However, even if you are drinking this much water, if you’re also drinking things like coffee, other caffeinated beverages, or even high sodium food, then you could be offsetting the actual amount of water you’re getting.
In fact, dehydration can even cause things like irritation, anxiety, memory loss, even fatigue. If you suffer from chronic dehydration, you can even get kidney stones. That’s why intravenous therapy is so effective: it helps kickstart the rehydration process, making so you’re no longer dehydrated. Once you start getting the proper amount of fluids and vitamins, you’ll notice results like increased metabolism and a reduction in the amount of stress and fatigue you feel.
Not only is dehydration a serious issue for Americans, but nutrient deficiency is also another common problem. Typically, this is due to eating an unbalanced diet. Even if you take vitamins, it can still be challenging to get every nutrient you need to live a healthy lifestyle. The most common nutrient deficiencies people experience are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12
Once you come to our facility, we can tell you which of these deficiencies you may have and how this therapy can help you treat them.
Stress and Anxiety
There’s no doubt that you’ve experienced stress and anxiety at one point in your life. However, if you’re experiencing chronic stress, anxiety, and fatigue, then intravenous therapy could be the treatment you’ve been looking for to give you that boost of energy.
While many different factors can contribute to stress, it’s inevitably made worse by things like dehydration and nutrient deficiency. You may not realize it, but physical issues can make your stress and anxiety feel even worse. We have specially formulated therapy cocktails that will treat and address stress, anxiety or even give you a boost of calm.
Weakened Immune System
If there’s one thing that the Coronavirus pandemic has taught us, it’s that a healthy immune system is incredibly important. However, your entire immune system response is dependent on different micronutrients. So, even if you only have a deficiency in one or two areas, it could throw off the entire effectiveness of your immune response.
Some of the most important in regulating your immune system’s response include vitamins B6, C, B12, and D. You also need minerals like selenium, copper, iron, zinc, and folate. That’s why intravenous therapy is so effective: it offers a way to give your system the critical nutrients that you need to keep it strong and healthy.
If you’ve ever had a fun night out drinking with friends, then we don’t have to tell you that the next morning usually isn’t so much fun. You probably had a throbbing headache and couldn’t drink enough water because you were so dehydrated. Aspirin, anyone?
Since it’s not always possible to take the day off when you have a hangover, IV therapy offers a neat solution. It will help you rehydrate, replenish depleted cells, and even help diminish those negative symptoms associated with a hangover. The best part is, you can see those results immediately, so you’ll feel much better once you leave our office after a treatment session.
Athletic Recovery and Performance
Athletes also find this therapy beneficial, and they use it for recovery after competitions, sporting events, even regular training routines. If you’re an athlete that puts your body through rigorous training exercises or athletic competitions, you already know how difficult it is to keep your body in peak condition for optimal performance.
We offer a special vitamin cocktail designed for athletes to give them the best performance level possible and the boost of energy they need to recover.
What Should You Expect During a Therapy Session?
Now, you’re probably wondering exactly what happens during a treatment session. This minimally invasive method is really no different than getting blood drawn at the doctor. It doesn’t require any type of preparation, recovery, or downtime. It’s quite simple: once you come for your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your specific issues and any expectations you may have. Then, we’ll be able to offer you the exact treatment therapy you need to help you recover.
You can expect that our doctors or nurses will perform your intravenous therapy, which will help you stay safe and comfortable during the process. In addition, we’ll help walk you through the entire treatment process, which will help you understand what to expect during your session. You can also ask us any questions or concerns you may have about the treatment process.
What is the Process Like?
The process starts with you lying back on a comfortable seat, and then we’ll disinfect the injection site. Next, our experienced nurse will gently insert the needle into your vein, usually in the crook of your arm. Once it’s inserted, the fluid cocktail will travel directly through your bloodstream and therefore start to work immediately. Once you’ve finished the IV bag, you can leave the clinic and go about your day. Typically, you can expect that treatments will take around 45 minutes.
How Do You Maximize the Benefits of This Therapy?
This therapy is an efficient and effective way to get the nutrients and fluids you need into your body and its systems. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that Iv therapy is not meant to be a long-term type of treatment, so you’ll have to supplement your sessions with a healthy lifestyle and habits. It can give your rehydration process a big boost, but you should also be drinking plenty of water while reducing your caffeine intake.
We will also discuss any potential nutrient deficiencies you may have and what type of foods you should be eating to help address the situation. For most cases, it’s relatively simple to treat and fix nutrient deficiencies through a balanced diet, although you may have to take extra supplements as well.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate?
If you feel depressed, anxious, worn out, or even hungover, you’re probably a suitable candidate for this therapy. It’s also a beneficial therapy for those who have multiple different nutrient deficiencies and athletes.
During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your general medical condition and talk to you about any medications you may be taking. That way, we can develop a customized treatment plan and nutrient cocktail that will help address all your issues and make you feel happy and healthy again.
Choose Between Our Many Different Therapy Options
Here are some of the different therapy treatments that we offer:
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Athletic Performance
- Energy Boost
- Hair, Skin, and Nails
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Immune Booster
- Hangover/Late Night
- Migraine Relief
- Myers Cocktail
- NAD Therapy
- Pain Relief
- Quick Calm
- Stress and Anxiety
- Pre & Post Surgery
- Vitamin C
- Overall Wellness
Get a Supercharged Boost to Your Health and Wellness Today
Intravenous therapy is the perfect way to give your body the critical boost of nutrients and vitamins you need to help you fight against a wide variety of typical concerns. Not only is it an effective treatment, but it proves immediate results, particularly for problems like nutrient deficiency and dehydration. If you’re ready to give your body the hydration boost it needs, we’re here to help. Call us today at Priority You MD in Clearwater, Florida, and schedule your initial consultation to get started with IV therapy.