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IV Therapy Safety: What You Need to Know Before Trying It

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a medical procedure that involves injecting nutrients, medications, or fluids directly into the veins. IV therapy is becoming increasingly popular, especially among individuals seeking quick relief from dehydration, fatigue, and other health concerns. While IV therapy can effectively offer essential nutrients and hydration, your Rejuvenate IV Therapy specialist would like you to understand the procedure’s potential risks and precautions to mitigate those risks. 

Here are some key things you need to know before trying IV therapy:

Choose a reputable provider

When choosing a provider for IV therapy, research and find a reputable provider with a proven track record of safety and success. Look for a licensed, experienced, and knowledgeable provider about the procedure. Ask for referrals from friends or family members who have had IV therapy, or look online for reviews and testimonials from past clients.

Discuss any medical conditions with your provider

Before undergoing IV therapy, discuss any medical conditions or concerns with your provider. Certain medical conditions, such as kidney or liver disease, may affect your ability to tolerate IV therapy. Your provider may need to adjust the type or dose of nutrients administered. If you are taking any medications, inform your provider, as certain medications may interact with the nutrients in the IV solution.

Be aware of potential side effects

While IV therapy is generally considered safe, there are some potential side effects that you should be aware of. These may include:

  • Bruising or soreness at the injection site
  • Nausea or vomiting
  •  Headache or dizziness
  • Allergic reaction to the IV solution
  • Infection at the injection site

If you experience any of these side effects, inform your provider immediately.

Ensure proper hygiene and sterilization

One of the most important factors in IV therapy safety is proper hygiene and sterilization of equipment. Find a provider who follows strict hygiene and sterilization protocols, including sterile needles, tubing, and IV bags. Ensure that the provider uses a new needle and tubing for each session.

Stay hydrated

IV therapy involves the administration of fluids directly into the bloodstream, which can lead to dehydration if you do not drink enough water before and after the procedure. 

Follow post-treatment instructions

After your IV therapy session, your provider may give you specific instructions on how to care for the injection site and activities to avoid, such as drinking alcohol. Follow these instructions carefully to reduce the risk of infection or other complications.

Cost of the procedure

IV therapy can be expensive, particularly if you require multiple sessions. Discuss the cost with your provider and inquire about any health insurance coverage that may be available. Some insurance plans may cover IV therapy if it is deemed medically necessary, while others may not cover it at all.

Understand the purpose and potential benefits of IV therapy

IV therapy can be used for various reasons, including boosting energy levels, improving immune function, enhancing athletic performance, and supporting overall health and wellness. Ask your provider about the specific benefits you may experience from IV therapy and whether it is a good fit for your individual needs and goals.

Speak to your doctor at Rejuvenate IV Therapy to discuss your options and determine the best IV therapy treatment plan for you.