Infusion therapy is the quickest method to deliver vital minerals, nutrients, and fluids into your body. At Brock Family Care in Forest City, North Carolina, board-certified family nurse practitioner Anne Brock, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, provides IV hydration and infusion therapy options to address the symptoms of dehydration and vitamin deficiencies. Call Brock Family Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Infusion therapy delivers fluids, vitamins and minerals, and medications through a needle. Intravenous (IV) hydration is a form of infusion therapy that introduces these substances directly into your bloodstream.
Another type of infusion therapy is an intramuscular injection, which involves inserting a needle into your muscle to deliver medications quickly and safely.
The two main benefits of IV hydration and infusion therapy are that they work quickly and bypass your digestive system. By avoiding your gastrointestinal tract (GI), IV hydration and infusion therapy carry fewer risks of upsetting your stomach than oral ingestion. This feature is especially helpful if you’re prone to vomiting or diarrhea.
By passing the digestive tract also allows your medication or nutrient to maintain its efficacy. When you ingest a vitamin or supplement, it loses its potency as it moves through your GT tract. Since IV hydration and infusion therapy deliver substances directly into your bloodstream or soft tissues, you can take advantage of their full benefits.
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