IV Therapy for Crohn's Disease  

IV Therapy for Crohn’s Disease  

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a versatile remedy, as it caters to various groups and purposes. It can help relieve symptoms from serious illnesses such as cancer, prevent morning sickness, help with headaches and migraines or simply reduce common cold symptoms. This type of therapy has multiple uses, including alleviating symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

For those who may be unfamiliar with Crohn’s disease, it is a chronic illness that can cause inflammation in your digestive tract. Generally speaking, it affects the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine. It often stems from smoking, family history, certain medications or a high-fat diet.

A person with Crohn’s disease might experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite

While people use various methods to help relieve their symptoms of Crohn’s disease – and there isn’t a single form of treatment guaranteed to work for everyone – we highly recommend giving IV therapy a try. It might just be the solution you’ve been looking for. 

How Does IV Therapy for Crohn’s Disease Work?

Perhaps a doctor or another individual has recommended that you try IV therapy to help keep your Crohn’s disease flareups under control, but you’re not exactly sure what this process entails. Fortunately, we can help provide some insight into how this type of therapy works.

IV therapy is the process of delivering symptom-reducing fluids directly to your bloodstream. A medical professional inserts a thin, flexible tube into a vein in your arm or hand to deliver the fluids. An IV can contain many different ingredients to help relieve symptoms of dehydration, nausea, pain and inflammation.

How Can an IV Drip Help Crohn’s?

How Can an IV Drip Help Crohn's?

The purpose of this infusion is to reduce inflammation of the bowels as well as other symptoms. A notable benefit to this therapy is that it can help keep Crohn’s disease in remission, which is especially helpful for those who experience symptoms during flareups. IV drip infusion treatments are specifically designed to target your body’s inflammation response that can trigger flareups of Crohn’s disease. 

IV drips use a fluid mixture of saline solution, vitamins, minerals and medications. These can collectively help alleviate many different ailments and symptoms. For Crohn’s, an IV might include anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory medications, fluids for rehydration and B and C vitamins to support the immune system and deliver essential nutrients to the body. You can often customize your IV with various add-in treatments to help alleviate the symptoms you’re experiencing.

In addition to therapy for Crohn’s disease, some other common uses for IV drips include:

  • Relieving hangovers
  • Supporting and strengthening the immune system
  • Treating morning sickness
  • Alleviating headaches and migraines
  • Boosting energy levels
  • Helping with cancer recovery

Possible Side Effects

While this form of treatment has many benefits, it’s also important to be aware of the side effects that can occur. These may include:

  • Swelling or pain at the injection site
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Hives
  • Headache or migraine
  • Nausea
  • Bruising or redness

NAD+ for Crohn’s Disease

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+, regulates critical cellular processes – in other words, it is essential for creating energy in your body. It helps convert nutrients into energy and allows proteins to regulate different cellular functions. It also helps maintain muscle mass, protects your heart and even slows down the aging process. 

However, NAD+ levels start to decline with age, and these low levels can gradually lead to other health issues as well. Increasing NAD+ levels may reverse signs of aging and lower the risk of chronic illnesses, including Crohn’s disease. For this reason, finding ways to regulate and increase NAD+ levels in the body is more important than ever.

At Mobile IV Medics, our NAD+ infusion therapy is specially designed to boost your body’s NAD+ levels. It helps your body turn food into energy more efficiently and supports your metabolism on a cellular level. NAD+ can also help strengthen your mind and serves as an anti-aging therapy. If this is something that interests you, we can send a Mobile IV Medics expert your way to administer an NAD+ infusion treatment.

Preparing for an IV Drip Treatment for Crohn’s

Leading up to your treatment session, you’ll likely want to take a couple of preparative measures. First, before starting any type of infusion treatment, you may need to get tested for tuberculosis and hepatitis. You may also want to keep some snacks and water nearby.

The infusion process itself will be fairly straightforward. You can sit wherever you will be most comfortable. After assessing your vital signs, the professional administering the treatment attaches the IV to your arm. From there, the fluid will flow gradually into your bloodstream. This process can last a few hours, depending on the dosage level administered to you.

Following your first infusion treatment, your IV administrator might want to stay for a brief observation to ensure you don’t experience any allergic reactions to the treatment. You may want to factor in this extra time for observation after your session is complete.

Book With Mobile IV Medics for Treatments

Book With Mobile IV Medics for Treatments

If you have Crohn’s disease and are looking for another way to alleviate your flareups and symptoms, IV therapy may be just the remedy you’ve been searching for. Additionally, if you are simply looking to relieve hangovers, flu or cold symptoms, morning sickness, dehydration or constipation, you could benefit from this method of treatment as well. IV therapy can reveal an untapped opportunity to boost your energy levels in a way you may never have thought was possible. 

At Mobile IV Medics, we are dedicated to delivering treatments to our patients as quickly and efficiently as possible. We are known for our exceptional level of responsiveness to requests from our patients. All of our infusions are performed by our experienced team of registered nurses (RNs), so you can rest assured you’ll be in capable hands during your treatment.

The best part is that we come to you so you can receive our treatments from the comfort of your own home. Save yourself the hassle and expense of making a trip to the ER, and we’ll travel to you.

For more information about the therapy treatments we offer, feel free to browse all our treatment packages or fill out our contact form.

About the author

Brad
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.