Understanding How IV Therapy Works

Jun 09, 2023
 Understanding How IV Therapy Works
Want to discover the science of IV therapy and its transformative benefits? Dive into this blog and unlock the secrets of IV therapy for your ultimate well-being.

Intravenous (IV) therapy has gained popularity as a powerful method for delivering essential nutrients, hydration, and medication directly into the bloodstream. Whether you’re seeking enhanced hydration, immune support, or rejuvenation, IV therapy can improve your overall quality of life. 

At The Higher Care Clinic (Thc2), Jason W. Sims, DO, and our dedicated team in Tulsa, Oklahoma, specialize in providing IV therapy to adults with exceptional care. Continue reading to learn more about how IV therapy works and determine if this transformative treatment is the right choice for your needs.

What is IV therapy? 

IV therapy delivers fluids, vitamins, minerals, and medications directly into your bloodstream through a vein. This is achieved using an intravenous catheter, which we insert into a vein to enable a controlled and precise delivery of substances. The fluids and nutrients administered through IV therapy are custom-formulated to meet the specific needs of each individual, ensuring maximum absorption and effectiveness.

How IV therapy works 

Before we delve into the details of IV therapy, let's take a moment to understand how this remarkable treatment works. 

Initial assessment and customization 

First, we thoroughly assess your medical history, current health status, and treatment goals. Based on the assessment, we create a customized IV therapy plan to address your unique needs, whether hydration, vitamin deficiencies, immune support, or other health concerns.

Vein access and IV insertion 

Next, we identify a suitable vein, usually in your arm, and clean the area to maintain sterility. Then we insert a small needle into the vein and guide a flexible plastic catheter into the vein while removing the needle. We secure the catheter in place and connect the IV line to it for the infusion.

Infusion and monitoring 

The selected IV solution, tailored to your specific requirements, flows through the IV line and into your bloodstream. Throughout the infusion, we closely monitor your vital signs, ensuring safety and proper response to the therapy.

Completion and recovery 

Once the infusion is complete, we carefully remove the IV line. You may experience minimal discomfort or a slight pinch during removal. Some people feel an immediate boost in energy or relief from symptoms, while others notice the effects over time.

What are the benefits of IV therapy? 

From delivering essential nutrients to supporting hydration and immune function, IV therapy offers a wide range of advantages. Here are several benefits you can expect: 

Enhanced nutrient absorption 

IV therapy delivers nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system and allowing maximum absorption and utilization by the body.

Hydration and replenishment

IV fluids rapidly hydrate and replenish electrolytes, making IV therapy effective for rehydration and recovery from dehydration caused by illness, exercise, or travel.

Boosting immune function 

IV therapy can provide a concentrated dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support immune function, helping to prevent illness and support overall health.

Energy and vitality 

Many people experience increased energy levels, improved cognitive function, and a general sense of well-being after receiving IV therapy.

If you're curious about the potential advantages of IV therapy for your specific health needs, contact The Higher Care Clinic or request an appointment using our online scheduler to book your first appointment with Dr. Sims today.