Intravenous (IV) therapy is a medical service that delivers fluids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to the body directly through the bloodstream. This fast, effective therapy is becoming popular among many people due to its health and wellness benefits. IV therapy prices can vary based on which nutrients the IV delivers, but the benefits far outweigh the cost. Mobile IV therapy is a fast, convenient way to improve health and treat conditions without visiting a hospital.
Table of Contents:
- How Does IV Therapy Work?
- Benefits of IV Therapy
- Is IV Therapy Worth the Money?
- Why Is IV Therapy Expensive?
- Pay More for Quality IV Therapy
- Receive Quality IV Therapy From Mobile IV Medics
How Does IV Therapy Work?
IV therapy uses a catheter and an IV bag to administer fluids and medication into the bloodstream. A needle inserts into the catheter into a vein, and then a nurse will remove the needle so the catheter can allow fluids to flow into the bloodstream. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals commonly administer IV fluids and medications in medical care facilities, but people can also receive IV therapy at IV bars and in the comfort of their own homes.
Benefits of IV Therapy
IV therapy is a medical treatment that can significantly and positively impact the body. IV therapy has the following benefits:
Health and Wellness
IV therapy benefits health and wellness. IV bags contain fluids, minerals and sometimes medications to replenish the body. IV bags can contain the following components:
- Saline: Saline hydrates the body and delivers other IV bag components to the bloodstream.
- Vitamin B: The vitamin B complex supports nerve function and metabolism to help the body absorb vitamins.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C supports the immune system and benefits patients who feel like they are developing an illness.
- Dextrose: Dextrose is a healthy type of sugar that can normalize low blood sugar and energize the body.
- Magnesium: Magnesium supports metabolism, reduces inflammation, helps prevent migraines and alleviates muscle cramps.
- Calcium: Calcium supports strong bone and dental health.
- Antioxidants:Antioxidants help protect the body from diseases and free radicals.
- Lactated Ringer’s: Lactated Ringer’s contains calcium chloride, water sodium chloride, potassium chloride and sodium lactate to treat dehydration.
- Antibiotics: Antibiotics benefit individuals who may have an infection.
These vitamins, minerals, and nutrients can significantly benefit overall health. Eating a healthy diet is a great way to maintain wellness, but IV therapy can give the body an extra health boost since the IV catheter delivers nutrients directly into the bloodstream. It can boost the immune system, aid in weight loss, improve energy and rehydrate. It can even improve physical appearance by supporting skin, hair and nail health. IV therapy is a fast and reliable way to give the body what it needs.
Relief From Various Conditions
IV therapy can significantly alleviate the following uncomfortable symptoms and conditions:
- Respiratory illnesses such as the flu
- Food poisoning
- Headaches and migraines
- Morning sickness
- Jet lag
A fun night drinking at the bar with friends can leave you with nausea and a pounding headache the next day. A sunny day on the beach can cause sunburn or sun poisoning. Pregnancy can cause uncomfortable morning sickness, and food poisoning can cause vomiting and diarrhea. All of these conditions can cause severe dehydration, along with other complications that wreak havoc on your body. IV therapy can alleviate these symptoms to help you feel healthier, more energetic and ready to continue your day.
IV therapy can help treat health conditions and alleviate uncomfortable symptoms more quickly than drinking water, eating nutritious foods or taking vitamins. When you’re dehydrated or fighting off an illness, IV therapy can quickly boost your immune system and help you overcome inconvenient side effects so you can get back to your normal daily routine. Mobile IV therapy allows you to receive IV fluids and nutrients in the comfort of your own home so you don’t have to leave the house when you feel under the weather.
Is IV Therapy Worth the Money?
The cost of IV therapy is reasonable when you consider how much more convenient and safe it is than actually going out to get treatment. Mobile IV therapy eliminates the hassle of driving to your care provider, sitting in a waiting room for hours, and risking exposure to contagious illnesses in the process. IV therapy allows individuals to receive symptom relief and body replenishment in the comfort of their own homes.
If you wake up after a fun night out drinking and feel like you can’t function due to hangover symptoms, IV therapy can help you recover and go on with your day. If morning sickness is disrupting your work schedule and making pregnancy a nightmare, an IV drip can help make your nine months more comfortable or bearable. If you have a digestive disorder that prevents your body from absorbing essential nutrients, IV therapy can help you receive the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy.
Why Is IV Therapy Expensive?
IV therapy can significantly alleviate symptoms of dehydration, morning sickness, fatigue, hangovers and other conditions. It can effectively boost health, support the immune system, aid digestion, replenish the body and improve skin, hair and nail health. Overall, IV therapy makes people feel healthier and provides a wide variety of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
IV therapy is a professional service administered by medical experts. While its convenience allows people to receive it at home, it is still a highly beneficial medical service that helps to provide relief and support the body. IV therapy costs cover transportation to clients’ homes, the nutrients provided, the equipment used and the nurses who deliver quality service.
Pay More for Quality IV Therapy
IV therapy is safe and effective when medical experts administer it. Doctors, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals have the training, experience and qualifications to safely administer IV therapy to patients. IV therapy provided by anyone other than a healthcare professional may be ineffective or dangerous.
Cheaper IV therapy provided by inexperienced companies can cause health risks such as allergic reactions, blood clots, air embolism, vein damage or infection. The safest way to receive IV therapy is from experienced medical experts. Mobile IV Medics’ registered nurses are certified to provide quality IV infusions for the safest care possible.
Receive Quality IV Therapy From Mobile IV Medics
IV therapy is a safe, effective way to replenish the body, rehydrate, boost the immune system, support digestion and alleviate symptoms of various conditions. IV therapy can help you feel healthier and mitigate uncomfortable symptoms when your body lacks essential nutrients. Our team of certified registered nurses will travel to your home to provide fast, effective IV therapy. Schedule a quality IV therapy session with Mobile IV Medics or contact us to learn more about our IV therapy services.
About the author
Brad Wenderoth, Pharm.D.
Brad Wenderoth, Pharm.D. is a licensed pharmacist and co-owner of Mobile IV Medics. With over 16 years of healthcare experience, Brad is bringing his expertise and passion for patient care to the Mobile IV Medics patient population. Prior to Mobile IV Medics, Brad worked in varying areas including both direct patient care and hospital leadership at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, nationwide health system pharmacy consulting for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), and professor of pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy. He holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Arizona, a pharmacy practice residency from USC, and a lean six sigma green belt from Johns Hopkins.