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What Is IV Therapy?

Find out what IV therapy from Dr. Jeffrey Chase and Dr. Ahmet Sayan is and how it could benefit your health.

When most people think about IVs they imagine a hospital setting; however, intravenous (IV) therapy can do so much more than just deliver medications and pain relievers when someone is sick. The St.Thomas, and St. Croix, orthopaedic team at Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Medical Specialists provides IV therapy to boost health, wellbeing, and even immunity.

What is IV therapy and what is it used for?

These vitamin and nutrient-rich IV cocktails may offer a variety of benefits to our patients including:

  • Improving athletic recovery and performance
  • A boost in immunity and energy levels
  • A boost in hydration and improved skin’s appearance
  • Detoxifying the body and the removal free radicals
  • Promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety
  • Promoting weight loss
  • Treating nutrient deficiencies
  • Alleviating pain and swelling
  • Treating hangovers
  • Improving circulation and cardiovascular health

What makes IV therapy popular in St.Thomas, and St. Croix, is that it is often more effective and often offers faster results than oral medications, providing quick relief from symptoms and helping our patients feel better and more rejuvenated when they walk out of our office.

What is involved in getting IV therapy?

IV therapy involves administering a small needle into the vein to deliver these tailor-made solutions directly into the bloodstream. This process can be fairly quick (typically around 15 minutes); however, this depends on the issues you’re dealing with. More extensive issues may take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour to treat.

What are the signs of a nutrient deficiency?

Our bodies need the proper balance of nutrients to function at their best. While a well-balanced diet is the best way to make sure that we are getting the proper nutrients, there are certain conditions, digestive issues, and allergies that can impact our body’s ability to properly absorb food. While different nutrient deficiencies can cause different symptoms, common signs of a nutritional deficiency include:

  • Brain fog
  • Poor concentration
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches and weakness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea

If you are interested in IV therapy and what it can do for your health and wellbeing, Dr. Chase and Dr. Sayan in St.Thomas, and St. Croix, would be happy to discuss whether nutrient IV therapy could be right for you. Call us at (340) 714-2845, or (340) 692-5000 to schedule a consultation.

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