IV Therapy

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Lufkin, TX

IV Therapy

Intravenous (IV) therapy is an increasingly popular wellness service that replenishes the nutrients your body needs to operate. At VIP Health Family Clinic in Lufkin, Texas, Annysue Emmons, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, and Rocio Villegas, APRN, FNP-C, make personalized recommendations for IV therapy according to your health and wellness requirements. Call VIP Health Family Clinic or schedule an appointment online to see how IV therapy can benefit you today. 

IV Therapy Q & A

How does IV therapy work?

Intravenous (IV) therapy involves an intravenous drip, which delivers important electrolytes and hydrating saline directly to your bloodstream instead of taking a more circuitous route through your digestive system. 

Most people are able to get the nutrients they need through their diet alone, while others take oral supplements regularly to replenish their electrolytes. However, IV therapy delivers those nutrients immediately and can bypass your digestive system so any absorption issues don’t prevent you from getting your vitamins. 

Since the nutrients go straight into your bloodstream with IV therapy, you absorb them at a rate of 100% and can experience the benefits almost immediately. 

Which ailments can IV therapy address?

With the right blend of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, IV therapy can alleviate symptoms of many common mild ailments. IV therapy is also immensely hydrating, so it fights symptoms of dehydration like muscle cramps and dizziness. 

The team at VIP Health Family Clinic can formulate your IV therapy to treat:

  • Headaches and migraines 
  • Pregnancy symptoms
  • Hangovers
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Jet lag

You can get IV therapy on occasion when you feel the need, or you can add it to your wellness routine and visit VIP Health Family Clinic weekly or every other week for customizable infusions. 

How long do the improvements from IV therapy last?

IV therapy administers nutrients into your system at a slow, controlled rate. Overall, each infusion lasts for 45-60 minutes. 

Some people report experiencing improvements from IV therapy right away, while for others, it takes a few hours. The duration of the effects varies based on your reason for getting IV therapy and the nutrients included in your drip, ranging from a few hours to a few days. 

For temporary ailments like hangovers and headaches, you can expect reduced symptoms sooner than you would otherwise. 

Which nutrients might be included in my IV therapy?

The team at VIP Health Family Clinic formulates your IV drip according to your needs and treatment goals. IV therapy typically includes a hydrating saline base along with essential electrolytes like:

  • B vitamins
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Antioxidants

The team at VIP Health Family Clinic makes sure you understand the nutrients and their benefits before administering them. 

Call VIP Health Family Clinic or schedule an appointment online to review your IV therapy options today.