If you need medications that need to be delivered through your bloodstream, rely on Kokoro Health & Wellness in Dallas, Texas. Ronald Lester, MD, Judith Erickson, MD, and their expert team offer intravenous (IV) infusion therapy for medications, nutrition, and fluids. Call the Kokoro Health & Wellness office to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Infusion therapy is a way to administer medications, nutrients, or fluids directly into your bloodstream, rather than by mouth. This allows for faster absorption into the bloodstream and highly effective results. You receive medications or other substances via a needle or catheter through a vein in your arm.
Some medications and nutritional supplements are more effective when infused into the blood, rather than being exposed to your digestive system. Your doctor might recommend IV infusion and rehydration therapy if you experience:
Infusion therapy allows your doctor to precisely control the dose of each medication, which slowly flows into your bloodstream over time. They can infuse fluid containing pain medications, insulin, chemotherapy, other medicines, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
To find out if you’re a candidate for IV infusion therapy, your Kokoro Health & Wellness specialist reviews your medical history, medication regimen, and symptoms. They complete a physical examination and might suggest you undergo blood tests, urine testing, or other diagnostic tests.
During IV infusion therapy, you rest in a comfortable chair in a relaxing room. Your specialist inserts a needle or catheter into a vein in your arm. An attached tube connects to a bag that holds the IV solution. You may feel a slight pinch during needle insertion, but the infusion flowing into your bloodstream isn’t uncomfortable or painful.
Each infusion might last 30 minutes or several hours, depending on the type of IV infusion you receive. Afterward, your provider removes the needle or catheter and you can resume normal everyday activities.
Your Kokoro Health & Wellness provider lets you know how often to schedule IV infusion sessions to maximize your health and wellness, help you feel better, or properly manage a chronic disease. They personalize each IV infusion or rehydration treatment to give you the best outcome.
To learn more about IV infusion therapy and find out if it’s right for you, call the Kokoro Health & Wellness office or book an appointment online today.