If you’re like many of our first-time customers, then you probably have more than a few questions about intravenous therapy. In today’s post, we’ll answer some of the most common questions we receive about IV therapy.
What Is IV Therapy?
IV therapy is the practice of injecting vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and other nourishing substances directly into the body through an intravenous injection. Also known as hydration therapy, IV therapy is quickly becoming a go-to wellness solution for people of all ages. Unlike other approaches to wellness and hydration, IV therapy has a remarkably high success rate due to the fact that it bypasses the digestive system and is sent directly into the bloodstream. From hard-working athletes to weekend warriors who need to feel their best on Monday morning, IV therapy is a lifestyle staple for a range of diverse groups.
Is It Safe?
Yes! In fact, if you’ve ever been in the hospital or had any kind of surgery, then you’ve almost certainly had an IV drip in your lifetime. Doctors and medical professionals around the world use IV therapy to help their patients recover quickly. At Intravenous Solutions, we hire talented technicians who are thoroughly trained to work on our patients, and you can rest assured that you’re in good hands when you come to our wellness clinic.
Does IV Therapy Hurt?
Pain is always a somewhat subjective topic. Everyone perceives pain differently, but we do notice trends among those who perceive certain stimuli in certain ways. Most people will readily agree that getting an IV isn’t painful, especially when a topical numbing cream is applied. While some people may experience discomfort during hydration therapy, this can often be attributed to psychological discomfort with needles. At Intravenous Solutions, our goal is to provide our patients with a comfortable and pain-free experience. We’ll work closely with you to ensure that every experience you have at our wellness clinic is a pleasant one.
How Long Is an IV Therapy Appointment?
An intravenous therapy appointment typically lasts between 30 minutes an hour, though everyone’s body is different. Always give yourself an extra 15 or 20 minutes if you’re scheduling an appointment on a busy day.
Is IV Therapy Really an Effective Hangover Cure?
Yes! As we explained in another in-depth blog post, one of the primary reasons we feel lousy after a night of drinking is due to dehydration. Alcohol makes your body eliminate fluids more quickly than usual, meaning that you’re probably severely dehydrated after a night of indulging. Filling your body with fresh vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes can often help you feel much better within a few hours.
Keep an eye on our blog page to read future posts in which we’ll continue to revisit this topic in more detail. Are you ready to get started with an appointment? Fill out the form below or give us a call to learn more!