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.
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.
Both forms of infusion therapy can deliver medications and supplements into your system quicker than oral ingestion. However, one option might be better for your needs.
IV hydration introduces fluids into your body quicker than intramuscular injections, but its effects typically wear off within days. Meanwhile, it can take a few days to feel the effects of an intramuscular injection, but your results may last longer than with IV hydration. Mrs. Brock can recommend the right type of therapy for you after a comprehensive evaluation.
Infusion therapy bypasses the digestive system, so Mrs. Brock may recommend intramuscular injections or IV therapy if you can’t take oral medications. She may also use infusion therapy to treat severe dehydration, administer antibiotics or anti-inflammatory pain medications, reduce nausea, or inject vitamin B12 into your system.
Many individuals with chronic diseases may benefit from IV hydration and infusion therapy. Mrs. Brock often recommends these therapies to patients with:
If you have multiple chronic diseases, infusion therapy can ensure you get the medication you need to manage your health 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.
Averting 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 its full benefits.
To learn more about IV hydration and infusion therapy, call Brock Family Care today or schedule an appointment online.