What is IV Nutrient Therapy?
IV nutrient therapy delivers carefully calculated doses of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and other nutrients into the bloodstream. This avoids involvement of the digestive system which can be an immense benefit for women who have digestive issues or who cannot tolerate oral supplementation.
There are also times when the body is so deficient as a result of the breast cancer that oral supplementation is not enough. IV nutrition also helps to ensure higher than normal blood levels of nutrients.
What can I expect in an IV therapy session?
First of all, all attempts are made to make the IV process as painless as possible. When the needle is withdrawn, a soft catheter remains in place in the vein for the remainder of the treatment. During the infusion, many patients experience an increase in energy or a sense of relaxation. An improved sense of calm and wellbeing accompanies many infusions, especially vitamin C infusions.
We have a dedicated infusion room that is designed to be relaxing and peaceful. During the infusion you may read, watch a movie on TV, listen to music, take a nap or work on your computer. Although you will be sitting most of the time, you will be able to get up and use the rest room, if necessary.
It is important to eat before having an IV infusion as some infusions affect blood sugar.
Please come well hydrated and let our staff know if you have any allergies.