Summer is over, and fall is quickly approaching, which means cold and flu season is approaching. Keeping your immunity up is key to staying healthy through the cold winter.
Over-the-counter remedies can help, but they take time to give your immune system the boost you need. One IV therapy session with essential vitamins and nutrients quickly prepares your body for anything that may come along.
IV therapy is just one of the helpful treatments the Delmarva Pain and Spine Center offers. Dr. Shachi Patel is our pain management and anesthesia specialist who provides IV vitamin therapy for a quick solution to chronic problems and increased immunity.
The facts on IV therapy
Many people think of sick patients and hospitals when they hear IV therapy, but it's more than that. IV therapy has various uses today, including chronic pain and immunity.
Mobile IV clinics are popping up nationwide, offering IV infusions for any health problem or issue. However, going to someone who doesn't specialize in medicine can be dangerous.
At Delmarva Pain and Spine Center, Dr. Patel offers IV therapy in a safe environment while monitoring each patient for side effects. She has the knowledge to safely administer IV fluids, vitamins, and nutrients for various issues without dangerous side effects.
IV therapy is a relatively simple procedure that involves a needlestick in the arm and a tiny hollow catheter that stays in place. We hook fluids onto the catheter through IV tubing, which delivers essential nutrients directly into your bloodstream.
The bloodstream is the quickest and easiest way to get medications, vitamins, fluids, and essential nutrients into the body by skipping past the gastrointestinal system.
When does flu season start?
Anyone can get the flu anytime; however, it's more prevalent in the colder months. The flu is becoming more prevalent in the United States in October.
However, the flu peaks from December until February, when it starts tapering off. The flu is worse in late winter, but anyone can get it anytime.
The flu is a virus passed from person to person through respiratory droplets. People spread these droplets by sneezing or coughing without covering their mouth or nose.
Once the virus enters your system, it takes over if your immune system can't fight it off. Lowered immunity puts you at a higher risk for the flu and other respiratory illnesses.
Boosting immunity through IV therapy
One of the best ways to avoid the flu is by ensuring your immune system is in tip-top shape year-round. Eating healthy, exercising, and getting the proper amount of vitamins are all great ways to keep the immune system healthy.
IV therapy can help you keep your immune system unbeatable, especially during flu season. But how does it work?
IV therapy allows Dr. Patel to quickly deliver essential hydration and necessary vitamins and minerals into your body to fight the flu.
The benefit of IV therapy is how quickly it delivers nutrients into the bloodstream. Oral vitamins take time to work; some get lost in the gastrointestinal system.
Dr. Patel uses IV therapy to customize treatments based on your specific needs. For example, if you want to give your immune system a much-needed booster, she can customize a mix of fluids with essential vitamins like C, D, B12, magnesium, and zinc.
These vitamins and minerals are great for your body's health, especially with flu season quickly approaching.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel for IV infusion therapy, call our office in Newark, Delaware, today at 302-355-0900 or request a consultation on the website.