Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

An IV Infusion Might Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

by Hugh Larson

An IV infusion allows a person to receive some form of treatment directly into their bloodstream. Getting whatever it is that you need through this method can speed up your recovery or get you back on the right path again. Here are some of the scenarios where talking to a doctor about an IV infusion might be a good idea. 

Vitamins and Minerals

Are you having trouble getting your digestive system to absorb a certain vitamin or mineral? One option would be to bypass your stomach altogether and get what you need to be infused right into your bloodstream.

You don't have to have a digestive problem though to take advantage of a nutrient infusion. Athletes looking to recover more quickly from a hard workout might consider getting extra vitamins and minerals into their blood in order to jump-start the recovery process.

Pain Medication

Is your pain medication no longer as effective as you would like it to be? Do you have chronic pain that keeps coming back and you want to subdue it as quickly as possible? You can contact a provider of professional IV infusions to discuss getting your medication injected instead. This could help you with pain or nausea, or you could get an infusion of antibiotics in order to fight off an infection.

Fluids for Rehydration

It's not uncommon to see a company that offers IV infusions setting up a booth at the finish line of a major marathon or other endurance-focused sports event. Athletes need to replenish fluids while working out or exercising, but an especially hot day or pushing yourself too hard may cause your body to become depleted of the hydration it needs. An IV infusion can get fluids back into your body quickly, allowing you to begin the recovery process and stave off potential issues like dehydration or heat stroke.

Life-Saving Transfusions

IV infusions are also used in specific situations where someone needs life-saving treatment. A blood transfusion can replenish the blood lost due to surgery or an injury. Dialysis patients with kidney problems can also get an IV infusion afterward to replenish fluids or get help with any pain they may feel. Cancer patients use an IV infusion of drugs during chemotherapy.

Your life doesn't have to be on the line though to benefit from an IV infusion. Contact a local health care clinic, such as The Fatigue Clinic, to learn more. 


About Me

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.