What You Can Expect During Your First IV Therapy Session

Intravenous (IV) therapy may seem like a trendy new health craze, but in reality, the medical community has been using IV therapy to treat people for many years. If you’re dehydrated due to an illness and you go to the hospital, you’ll get IV therapy.

The same principle is now being applied more widely to treat numerous conditions. At Root Medical we offer IV therapy to patients who are looking for an energy boost, who have certain digestion issues, chronic pain, muscle cramps, and various other problems. We also offer chelation, which is a specific type of IV therapy.

Will it hurt?

If you’ve ever been hospitalized and given medication through an IV, you’re aware that it can sometimes feel painful. However, IV therapy at Root Medical is a relaxing, rejuvenating experience rather than a painful, anxiety-inducing one.

You’ll feel the stick of the needle with the IV is inserted, of course, but that’s all the discomfort you’ll feel during your treatment. Our treatment rooms are comfortable, and we strive to create a soothing, stress-free environment.

How will it feel?

Don’t expect to feel energized immediately. Instead, you’re more likely to notice an increased alertness and energy level, as well as less pain the day after your treatment.

You may feel more relaxed after your treatment as a result of the soothing atmosphere we cultivate, but most people feel the real difference the next day -- and those following. You may find that you need to use the restroom more often than usual. IV therapy does involve fluids, after all.

The heightened energy and alertness levels will most likely last about two weeks. To a large degree, how you feel and for how long depends on your specific condition and the mixture of nutrients and vitamins that your Root Medical health care provider includes in your infusion.

How long does it take?

Your treatment will take about 30 minutes. You’re free to read, nap, or even work using a tablet during your treatment.

Afterward, you can return immediately to your normal daily activities. One of the advantages of IV therapy is that it requires no downtime or recovery time. You also don’t have side effects like sluggishness or sleepiness as a result of your treatment.

The number of infusions you need depends on the reason for your treatments. Some patients decide to continue getting IV therapy as a maintenance treatment even after the recommended course is completed.

If you’d like to learn more about IV therapy and how you might benefit from it, book an appointment online or by phone at Root Medical today. Our staff is happy to answer your questions.

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