Many people believe that death is their enemy, and that the job of a doctor is to fight death and “save” patients from that inevitable end. Perhaps that’s why diagnoses like cancers and heart disease can rally social networks to support an individual while other diagnoses like chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (“invisible illnesses”) are often ignored. People routinely die of cancer and heart disease, not CFS.
When we become nutrient-depleted, either because of increased demands due to illness or poor absorption of nutrients due to gastrointestinal dysfunction, intravenous therapies can improve our nutritional status to help us heal.
As we age, we make less stomach acid and digestive enzymes, impairing our ability to absorb nutrients, while additional factors such as acid-suppressing drugs (Prilosec, Prevacid, Zantac, Pepcid, etc) can further reduce certain vitamins (such as B12 and D) and minerals.
For people with persistent infections or chronic fatigue (CFS/ME), IV therapies can support the immune system and accelerate healing. Finally, studies from the University of Iowa support the use of high dose vitamin C IV in certain cancers.
If you believe you have a medical condition that would benefit from intravenous therapy, make an appointment to discuss therapy with one of our practitioners. For more information visit IV Therapy.