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5 Conditions That Respond Well to IV Therapy

Intravenous (IV) therapy is often used to improve wellness, rehydrate after an intense sporting event, and improve your mood. But IV therapy can also help improve the symptoms of certain medical conditions and deliver nutrients when your body can’t absorb them.

Here at Nostalgia Family Medicine in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Brandon Fletcher and his team proudly offer IV therapy to their patients. His first-hand experience working in trauma centers showed him how effective IV therapy is for relieving pain and improving a variety of other health conditions.

This blog post explores five conditions that respond well to IV therapy, and some other ways this innovative treatment can improve your health.

1.  Chronic pain

Whether your pain stems from a spinal cord injury or fibromyalgia, IV therapy can give you some relief. Using IV therapy for pain is similar to how it’s used in a hospital setting, where you get a constant stream of medication to improve your pain.

Dr. Fletcher typically recommends IV therapy for pain if your oral medications alone aren’t doing the job.

2. Gastrointestinal disorders

In healthy patients, their gastrointestinal (GI) tract has no problems absorbing vitamins and minerals when digesting food. But, unfortunately, some patients suffer from GI disorders that hinder their ability to absorb nutrients.

If you have a GI disorder, Dr. Fletcher tests your blood to check your vitamin levels and then uses IV therapy to administer the appropriate nutrients into your bloodstream.

3. Immune deficiencies

Having an immune deficiency makes it hard for your body to fight infection and disease. Immune deficiencies make it so your body can’t produce antibodies that attack disease-causing cells. 

In this case, Dr. Fletcher can use IV therapy to help strengthen your immune system, so it has the antibodies needed to fight off illnesses. 

IV therapy is also effective in healthy patients who just want a little extra help in boosting their immune systems.

4. Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition that can cause malabsorption issues and vitamin deficiencies, especially iron. Although sufferers of Crohn’s can replenish their iron through oral supplements, studies show that iron supplements delivered through an IV are much more effective.

5. Chronic fatigue syndrome

One condition that responds well to IV therapy is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This disorder causes a range of symptoms, like extreme fatigue, difficulty concentrating, muscle pain, and headaches.

If you have CFS, Dr. Fletcher can improve your symptoms with the Myers’ cocktail, a drip containing a range of vitamins and amino acids, and it also has calcium and magnesium. 

When these nutrients enter your bloodstream directly, your cells have instant access to them and in a concentrated form, which not only boosts your energy, but also improves your mood.

Other uses for IV therapy

Though IV therapy can help with many medical conditions, Dr. Fletcher may recommend it for other problems as well, including:

When you see Dr. Fletcher, he performs a thorough exam of your current health and medical history, as well as your wellness goals, to see what type of IV therapy can help you.

To learn more about IV therapy at Nostalgia Family Medicine, visit our website to request your appointment, or call our friendly team at 407-543-1270. 

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