IV Hydration Therapy

IV Hydration Therapy

IV Hydration Therapy services offered in Downtown, Wilmington, NC

You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about IV therapy and the many ways it can boost health and wellness. This is among the services available from Umar Bowers, MD, Tiffany Bowers, FNP-C, Caitlin Jacobs, FNP-C, and Sandy Taylor, FNP-C, of Dawson Med in Wilmington, North Carolina. If you’re curious about how IV therapy works and whether it’s right for you, call the office or schedule online in just a matter of moments.

IV Hydration Therapy Q&A

What is IV therapy?

If you’ve ever been in a hospital or emergency room setting, you’re probably familiar with intravenous (IV) therapy. Hospital staff rely on IVs to swiftly and effectively hydrate patients and deliver medications directly to their bloodstream.

In wellness settings, IV therapy works the same way to deliver a carefully balanced blend of nutrients to the bloodstream. The process is also sometimes referred to as IV hydration therapy or IV nutrition therapy.

When you arrive for your visit, you’ll relax on the treatment table or chair as your provider places an incredibly thin piece of tubing into a vein on your hand or wrist, securing it in place with a small piece of surgical tape. The other end of the tubing is connected to a bag containing the saline and nutrient solution.

The solution begins slowly dripping through the tubing and into your bloodstream.  

What are the benefits of IV hydration therapy?

You should always strive to get most of the nutrients you need through high-quality food sources. But meeting your daily needs through diet alone is challenging and requires time for meal planning, shopping, prep, and cooking. 

Supplements can help boost your nutrient levels, but substantial research shows that a significant portion of supplement tablets or pills pass through your digestive system without being broken down, so you can’t always be sure you’re getting the full benefit. 

IV therapy allows you to bypass your digestive system entirely. The micronutrients your body needs are suspended in the solution and enter your bloodstream directly, where they can go to work, fueling cells throughout your body. 

There are many different IV blends to choose from, each formulated to address specific needs. Some of the areas of focus include:

  • Immune boost
  • Hangover recovery
  • Skin health
  • Energy boost
  • Cognitive sharpness
  • Overall vitamin boost
  • Headache relief
  • Weight loss

During your visit your practitioner guides you toward the option best suited for your needs. 

Is IV therapy painful?

In the hands of a skilled and experienced practitioner, IV therapy is not a painful process. It takes just a few seconds to place the IV, and there’s no significant discomfort. You may feel a pinch as the needle enters your skin.

Most people report feeling an immediate sensation of being refreshed during and after their treatment. That’s likely due to the fact that most people go through their days in a state of mild dehydration, and IV hydration therapy immediately corrects that deficiency. 

When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to book a visit, or schedule online with just a few clicks of the mouse.