What Is IV Therapy?

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IV therapy involves injecting fluids into the veins. This can provide immediate relief and hydration for many conditions. An intravenous method delivers nutrients and medications directly to the bloodstream. This allows a higher concentration of medication and nutrients to reach organs and tissues and begin working faster.

Mobile IV Medics utilizes drip infusions as part of our IV therapy. A bag filled with fluids and nutrients that meet your requirements is hung from a pole. A catheter and needle are connected to the bag to deliver fluids into your bloodstream. We insert the needle in your elbow, wrist, or back of hand. Once the drip has been placed, we can begin the IV process. We will safely inject fluids over an hour into your body.

What vitamins and fluids are in an IV bag?

Fluids in an IV bag are dependent on your treatment. Intravenous fluids can include saline as well as vitamins, minerals, and medications. The following are some of the most common components in IV bags:

  • Solution of Saline: The base ingredient in an IV bag is typically a saline solution. Saline is a solution of sodium chloride and water that serves as a carrier for other IV components. Saline helps to hydrate the body.
  • Sugar: Sugar is also known as Dextrose. This sugar is better for you than some of the sweets that you love. Dextrose is used in IV therapy to normalize low blood sugar levels. Dextrose is a sugar that your body can convert into energy.
  • Lactated ringer’s: Lactated ringer’s is a solution that contains sodium lactate, potassium chloride sodium chloride calcium chloride. Lactated Ringer’s, like saline solutions, can contain other ingredients. It is commonly used to treat dehydration and during surgery.
  • Vitamin B: The vitamins B-1,B-2,B-3,B-5,B-6,B-9,B-12, and B-12 collectively are known as Vitamin B Complex. Vitamin B complex is directly involved in important bodily functions such as metabolism and nerve function. Vitamin B complex can be administered via IV therapy to patients who are unable to absorb vitamins naturally.
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C plays a vital role in the immune system. Vitamin C is a great ingredient to add to your IV therapy if you feel sick or are about to become sick. Vitamin C helps to maintain the immune system’s response against pathogens, allowing it to fight disease and prevent its onset.
  • Calcium: Your IV treatment may include calcium. This is a mineral we need for strong teeth and bones. Calcium is found in dairy products and green leafy vegetables. Intravenous Calcium can be used to supplement a diet low in calcium or treat some conditions such as acute hypercalcemia, and Hypoparathyroidism.
  • Magnesium: Magnesium plays an important role in metabolic health. It is a mineral that has many benefits.
  • Antioxidants: Antioxidants protect your cells against a variety of diseases. Your IV therapy could include antioxidants such as glutathione or vitamins C, A or E.
  • Antibiotics: Patients will receive antibacterials via an intravenous bag for respiratory infections, bacterial skin infections, gastrointestinal infections, meningitis and Lyme disease. Penicillins are the most common IV antibiotics. Other options include cephalosporins (cephalosporins), glycopeptides (glycopeptides), fluoroquinolones (fluoroquinolones), carbapenems (nitroimidazoles), and oxazolidinones.

This post was written by a medical professional at The Wellness Firm.  The Wellness Firm offers IV therapy in St Pete, such as micronutrient testing, food intolerance testing, IV cocktails, IM injections, IV vitamins for chronic infections, blood workL, COVID services off & offsite and more! The Wellness Firm has professionals that provide in-person hands-on, quality service.

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