We’ve all heard that nutrition is vital to health and wellness, but IV nutrition therapy takes it to a whole new level. You may have seen this treatment before, most likely on your Instagram feed. But what exactly is an IV drip? How does it work? And do the benefits really outweigh the risks?
Our goal at EMDS of South Houston is not only to provide specialized care for our many patients, but to educate the population on how our services can boost the overall quality of life. That includes working with truck drivers hoping to pass their DOT physical exam through non-surgical weight loss with IV nutrition therapy.
What is IV Nutrition Therapy?
IV Therapy is a form of intravenous therapy that delivers nutrients directly into the bloodstream. The nutrients in IV Therapy can come from various sources, including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
IV Therapy has been around for decades and is often used to treat a wide range of conditions beyond a simple DOT physical. This may include nutritional deficiencies, fatigue, chronic pain, nausea from chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and even a long night from drinking a little too much at your cousin’s bachelorette party.
This method of delivering nutrition has several advantages over other methods:
- It’s fast – you could receive an IV infusion in less than 20 minutes.
- It’s convenient– you can get an infusion by scheduling an appointment with our team online without speaking to anyone.
- It’s cost-effective– IV infusions cost less than many other forms of treatment, such as hospital stays or surgery, because there isn’t any need for additional equipment.
Is there any Risk to IV Therapy?
In the medical field, there are always risks. However, when it comes to IV therapy, these risks are minimal. The biggest risk of IV nutrition therapy is an infection if your provider doesn’t follow proper sanitary procedures or uses unclean needles and equipment.
The other potential dangers include an allergic reaction or fainting from shock when you get up too quickly after receiving your intravenous solution. There are incredibly rare cases when you would feel these symptoms, and we always have a trained medical professional on hand to address any needs, just in case.
Will IV Nutrition Therapy Help with a DOT Physical?
In addition to the benefits listed above, IV nutrition therapy can also help you recover from a physical exam that requires you to be at your peak performance.
For example, suppose you have passed a DOT physical (a Department of Transportation-mandated test required by truck drivers) and are preparing for a long-haul job. In that case, IV Therapy may help reduce symptoms of jet lag or fatigue caused by traveling across time zones.
Whether you are preparing for your upcoming DOT physical examination or simply want to get all the necessary vitamins you need for a healthier, more energetic lifestyle, we can help. Our team has decades of experience providing quality care to patients in and around South Houston. Give us a call or use our online appointment portal to schedule an IV nutrition therapy session and experience the difference between working with a professional, patient-oriented provider.