IV Therapy Questions and Answers
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IV Nutrition therapy is a medical procedure to deliver a sterile solution of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and amino acids) to a patient via an intravenous line.
Not everyone necessarily needs IV Nutrition Therapy. There are good reasons that most people do not get their optimal nutrition through their diet alone and need to supplement their diet. Oral supplements can provide some of the necessary nutrients. However, typical absorption rates for oral supplementation are much less than 100%. In addition, many people have digestive problems lowering absorption rates significantly. Some examples are Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, gall stones, removal of small or large intestines, bacteria overgrowth, bariatric patients, celiac disease or gluten sensitivity issues, undiagnosed intestinal malabsorption problems, and so many more. By supplementing your nutrition through IV nutrition therapy, it ensures 100% absorption of the nutrients, because it bypasses the digestive system completely. These nutrients directly enter the blood stream and are ultimately routed to the cells and tissues that need the nutrients.
Some common reasons of why people use IV Nutrition Therapy are to prevent or recover from illnesses, speed recovery from surgery, improve wound healing, boost immune function, decrease oxidative stress in their body, decrease fatigue, improve skin conditions, improve overall health, Improve symptoms from conditions of: gastrointestinal disorders, fibromyalgia, viral infections, chronic infections such as Lyme disease, asthma, and cancer.
Initially, you will have a consultation with a nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner will then determine if and which lab tests are necessary before receiving any IV nutrition therapy. When it is determined which IV Therapy is best then the procedure can be initiated. The procedure happens in our IV Nutrition Therapy suite, where you can relax, while our nurse practitioner proceeds with administering the IV. The therapy usually takes between 15-30 minutes. There are certain special treatments that can take 2-3 hours.
At Golden State Medical Center, we specialize in IV Nutrition therapy that can help you feel better! Contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointment , call us or visit us online! We serve patients from San Ramon CA, Dublin CA, Blackhawk CA, Dougherty CA, Tassajara CA, Danville CA, Alamo CA, Diablo CA, Livermore CA, and Pleasanton CA.