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4 Things IV Infusions Can Do for You

Many people aim to get the essential vitamins and nutrients they need through the food they consume, adding oral supplements if the need arises. But recent research suggests that oral consumption reduces the absorption of some vitamins and minerals by as much as 50%. 

Age, general health, metabolism, and genetic factors affect how effectively your body retains these vital nutrients and puts them to use. These same studies suggest that intravenous (IV) infusions bring the absorption rate up to 90%, making them an effective solution for those in need. 

At Houston Medical ER in Houston and Spring, Texas, our experts offer IV infusions to deliver nutrients, medications, and fluids directly into your bloodstream for rapid absorption. 

If you struggle with nausea, pain, illness, or dehydration and need immediate relief, our board-certified and board-eligible physicians and ER-trained registered nurses can help.

What is an IV infusion?

In a clinical setting, we provide needed medications or a tailored cocktail of nutrients through an IV drip into your bloodstream under the watchful eye of your medical provider. IV infusions have also recently come front and center as a key part of holistic health regimens. 

Four things an IV infusion can do for you

IV infusions can help with several issues, providing quick relief for many ailments. 

Alleviate deficiencies 

You can compromise your health and even feel ill if you lack certain nutrients. Iron deficiency, for instance, can induce headaches, fainting spells, lethargy, and more. A vitamin D deficiency can cause a disorder called osteomalacia, in which your bones soften. 

Many essential vitamins and minerals keep your body in top shape. An IV infusion can ensure you get the necessary nutrients at the required levels. 

Boost your immune system

Many studies prove the effectiveness of vitamin C infusions for everything from the common cold to allergies. 

Even more interesting, vitamin D, ascorbic acid, and zinc infusions are currently being explored for their role in reducing long-term COVID symptoms. While more research is needed, the current results look promising. 

One study found that 97% of patients treated with vitamin C infusions as an alternative to more mainstream antihistamines saw a reduction in common allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, sleeping problems, restlessness, and a runny nose. 

While this isn’t a preventive measure, an IV infusion may relieve severe allergy symptoms you’re experiencing. 

Target specific health concerns 

Houston Medical ER offers IV fluid rehydration, IV antibiotics, and additional IV infusions to ease discomfort and eliminate your risk of dehydration and other serious medical problems, including:

  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Illnesses
  • Diseases
  • Ongoing pain
  • Dehydration
  • Severe discomfort

IV infusions have both practical and health-boosting benefits. 

Feel revitalized

Until recently, IV infusions have been offered solely to those unable to eat the foods needed for optimal vitamin intake or those who can’t properly metabolize such nutrients. Now, doctors recognize that these infusions can revitalize your body and reduce the toxins within your system. 

Athletes use them to rehydrate after training. In contrast, others see them as a cure for hangovers or a way to provide boosting benefits to the dermal layers naturally damaged by aging. 

Where are IV infusions offered?

IV infusions should only be given under the direction of a doctor in a clinical setting. 

At Houston Medical ER, we offer IV infusions for a wide range of issues for fast relief, including nausea, pain, dehydration, and illness. Give us a call to book an appointment, or we also welcome walk-ins.

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