IV therapy is a quick outpatient procedure that can restore your body to balance, boost your energy levels, and improve your quality of life. At Collin Medical and Wellness Group in McKinney, Texas, family medicine specialist Adebukola Obasanya, DNP, and her team use IV therapy to treat anemia, manage nutritional deficiencies, and promote general well-being. Schedule your IV therapy appointment today by calling the office or booking online.
What is IV therapy?
Intravenous (IV) infusion, also called IV therapy, is an in-office treatment designed to improve your vitamin, mineral, and nutrient levels.
During treatment, the Collin Medical and Wellness Group team inserts a needle into a vein in your arm. The needle connects to a thin, hollow tube (catheter) attached to an intravenous drip.
The drip is a plastic bag filled with saline fluid, vitamins, and minerals. As the nutrients enter your bloodstream, they’re absorbed by your cells for maximum benefit.
I’m dehydrated; can I benefit from IV therapy?
The Collin Medical and Wellness Group team uses IV therapy to treat various medical issues, including:
- Vitamin and nutritional deficiencies
- Headaches and migraines
- Slow-healing wounds
- Asthma and allergies
- Jet lag
- Chronic pain
- Low immunity
- Anemia (low iron)
- Brain fog
IV therapy can even help with athletic performance and recovery. Many runners and athletes have IV therapy after races and games to reduce inflammation and speed up their body’s natural healing process.
Which nutrients are used in IV therapy?
The Collin Medical and Wellness Group team develops treatment plans based on your age, health history, and needs. Your IV drip might include some (or all) of the following nutrients:
- Vitamin C
- B vitamins (for example, biotin, thiamine, or folic acid)
- Amino acids
- Iron (for treatment of anemia)
Sometimes, IV drips contain antioxidants like glutathione to encourage tissue repair and the body’s healing process.
How long does treatment with IV therapy take?
At Collin Medical and Wellness Group, most IV therapy treatments take 30-45 minutes.*
You can sit or lie down while receiving the infusion. Some patients listen to music, read a book, or take a nap while passing the time.
Since the treatment is administered intravenously, the nutrients bypass your digestive system, allowing your cells to begin reaping the rewards immediately. Many patients report instant results, including pain relief and improved mental clarity.
Is IV therapy safe?
IV therapy is safe and usually well-tolerated. After getting an infusion, it’s normal to feel warm, light-headed, or dizzy. Take it easy for the rest of the day, drink plenty of water, and eat a good meal.
Some people have bruising or redness near the IV insertion site, but these symptoms should improve quickly.
Call Collin Medical and Wellness Group today to see if you can benefit from IV therapy, or book your appointment online.