When you think of IV therapy, you probably only think about the cases that treat scary conditions — such as cancer or chronic conditions. IV therapy addresses a variety of conditions including chronic diseases, autoimmune conditions, iron deficiencies, infections, and nausea, and vomiting. So, how does it work, and what are some of the benefits?
What is IV therapy?
IV — which stands for intravenous — therapy delivers fluids directly into your veins. The types of fluids administered are based on your specific needs. The treatment is designed to help relieve chronic conditions, symptoms, and side effects for people who can’t take treatments orally — either because it’s impractical or not possible. Whether you’re experiencing dehydration or kidney disease, IV therapy is suitable for a variety of cases.
How It Works
After arriving for your appointment at an infusion therapy facility — such as Infusion Associates — you’ll get comfy in a recliner chair and prepare for treatment. An attentive staff will ensure you have everything you need to feel at ease. They provide blankets, pillows, drinks — such as tea, coffee, or even hot chocolate — and more.
A professional staff member will carefully insert an IV catheter into your vein. Once the IV has been secured, your infusion pump will be prepared with the medication you need and you’ll begin receiving treatment. IV therapy can last anywhere from 25 minutes to several hours depending on the medication being given.
Conditions that Benefit from IV Therapy
While IV therapy isn’t the end-all-be-all to everything, it does support your body where you need it most. This is especially true for chronic conditions. At Infusion Associates, we provide IV treatments for a variety of conditions, including:
- Dehydration caused by vomiting, pregnancy, or other applicable medical conditions
- Autoimmune disorders – including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis
- Neurological disorders – including multiple sclerosis and ALS
- Enzyme deficiencies or genetic disorders – including Pompe disease, Gaucher disease, and Fabry disease
- Immune deficiencies
- Osteoporosis, bone disorders, or hypercalcemia
- Iron deficiency or anemia
- Anemia of chronic kidney disease
- Infections – including cellulitis, bacteremia, osteomyelitis, UTI, pneumonia, MRSA, and other bacterial, fungal, or viral infections
If Your Doctor Has Recommended IV Therapy, Let Infusion Associates Help You
At Infusion Associates, we provide medically-prescribed infusion therapy for patients with chronic conditions in a welcoming and friendly environment. Our team of healthcare professionals is fully committed to making the experience as comfortable as possible for you or your patients. We always inform patients of any potential side effects and answer all their questions before starting treatment. In addition, we have a Registered Pharmacist and Medical Provider on-site to make the process as seamless as possible.