People with illnesses like Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, short bowel syndrome and cystic fibrosis often suffer from IV Therapy deficiencies due to the fact that their digestive systems cannot absorb all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants they need from food. In addition, they may also need IV therapy to receive medication, such as antibiotics or anti-nausea medications. In a hospital setting, IV treatments are used to give fluids and electrolytes quickly to patients who are dehydrated or in need of emergency treatment for conditions such as shock and sepsis. Several non-hospital hydration clinics, known as “drip bars,” offer IV treatments to individuals without medical or surgical appointments.
The health benefits of IV therapy can be significant. IV fluids can provide a boost of hydration and nutrients that may help people feel more energetic and healthier, while helping to ease symptoms of illness or hangovers. They can also provide an influx of amino acids, such as tri amino acid and arginine, which helps relax blood vessels and lower blood pressure and magnesium sulfate, which promotes muscle relaxation and aids in the absorption of other nutrients.
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To administer an IV, healthcare professionals first sanitize the skin over a vein in the arm, wrist, back of the hand or the top of the foot and insert a small tube called a cannula. The other end of the cannula is connected to a bag filled with a mixture of fluids and medications. A machine pumps the contents of the bag into the body through tubing attached to the cannula, which is often removed after a few hours to prevent complications, such as air embolism or hepatitis.
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