Who Is a Good Candidate for IV Therapy?

February 9, 2022

If you have certain medical concerns, then some of the root causes of your medical conditions may be a nutritional deficiency. Optimal health begins at balancing your nutrition, but most Americans don’t get adequate nutrients from their daily diets. This is why IV therapy at Proage Institute of Regenerative Medicine in Brownsville, TX may be a good option for people who have health and wellness concerns.

Who Is a Good Candidate for IV Therapy?

In general, IV therapy is a good option for those who have a nutritional deficiency or people who have medical conditions that make it difficult to get their daily nutrients through their diet. This treatment can be incredibly beneficial for supporting good health, correcting certain deficiencies, and preventing other health conditions. You are likely a good candidate if you have conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Bacterial and viral illnesses
  • Migraine
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Immune disorders
  • Nutritional deficiencies

You will need to have a consultation to determine if this treatment will be a good match for your health concerns. You will need to speak with a physician to discuss your medical history, current medications, and your medical concerns. From there, an IV cocktail will be designed for your specific needs so you can alleviate your symptoms and enjoy better wellness.

How Does This Treatment Work?

This treatment works by creating a saline-based IV cocktail of vitamins and minerals, which will be administered via an IV drip that can take 30 to 60 minutes to complete. The IV will be inserted into the back of your hand or your elbow, where the IV cocktail will enter your bloodstream directly. By bypassing your digestive tract, you will be able to absorb nutrients more effectively and enjoy better results.

When Will You Have Results?

Most people will be able to enjoy the results of this treatment within a few hours or days, depending on which vitamins and minerals are used for your IV treatment. Usually, your immediate results can be contributed to the instant hydration from the saline solution that makes the base of your therapy. Saline instantly hydrates the body, and since most people are lacking hydration without realizing it, having more water in the body can essentially “perk” you up.

The results from absorbing the vitamins and minerals in your IV treatment may take a few more days to produce noticeable results. Once the nutrients are in your bloodstream, your blood will distribute these nutrients to other areas of the body, which will then support other bodily processes. Most people will be able to enjoy noticeable results, such as more energy, within a week.

How Long Do Results Last?

The results of your IV treatment will usually last for about two to three weeks. The effects of your treatment are temporary because your body will use all the nutrients and minerals to meet the needs of your body, but once those nutrients are used, your body will need those resources restored.

Most of the time, you will still be able to enjoy the effects of your treatment even as your nutrients deplete simply because your body systems can operate with partial nutrients for some time before you will start to notice negative effects, such as headaches or muscle cramps. At that point, when your negative symptoms return, you will likely be due for another IV treatment.

How Frequent Are Your Treatments?

You can expect to have your IV treatments regularly, such as once a month, to maintain your desired health goals for most conditions. The frequency of your treatment will depend on the condition you are treating and the specific nutrients being used. If your IV nutrients are water-soluble, then you will likely need treatments more frequently than if your IV nutrients are fat-soluble.

It’s also possible that your initial treatments will be more frequent so that your health condition can be stabilized. Once your condition is more stable, your IV treatments will be more spaced apart so you can enjoy the benefits of this therapy.

Can You Maintain Results?

Yes and no. Depending on what condition you are treating, it may not be possible to maintain your results through only your diet and medications. However, for nutritional deficiencies, IV treatment can be the first step to restoring your health, and then you can use diet and supplements to maintain your levels afterward. We will discuss if there are any ways you can maintain the results of your treatment, such as with lifestyle habits or other methods.

Is This Treatment Effective?

IVs have been used in hospitals for decades to replace electrolytes, hydrate the body, and deliver medications, so there is plenty of evidence that will show using an IV for treatment can be effective. IV therapy that uses specialized cocktails to target the root causes of your health concerns can also be effective, particularly for those who have chronic illnesses and nutritional deficiencies.

IV Treatments for Wellness

If you have a health condition that needs direct treatment, then you may be a good candidate for IV treatment. This treatment works by delivering vitamins and minerals directly to your blood to increase nutrient absorption. Contact us at Proage Institute of Regenerative Medicine in Brownsville, TX to schedule your consultation if you think this treatment could be right for you. 

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