Vitamin IV Therapy At Home

None of the information provided here is meant to suggest any medical course of action. The information is intended to inform and to raise awareness, so that you can discuss it with a qualified Health Care Professional.

Variations of IV treatments have been prescribed by physicians and administered by qualified registered nurses for over a century. It is a quick and effective way to supply fluids or medicine into the body's circulation. When you're getting a vitamin IV drip, your body will be receiving a high concentration of vitamins.

Vitamin that are taken through food is broken down in the gut and digestive tract is limited by how much can be absorbed. Factors that influence absorption include age, metabolism, health status and genetics. Interactions with other foods we consume also play a part. On the other hand, vitamins provided through an IV is absorbed at a significantly greater rate.

Who would benefit from an IV therapy?

Vitamin infusions have been used for a wide variety of health issues. Conditions that have responded well with anecdotal evidence include:

  • Migraine
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Muscle spasms
  • Allergies
  • Sinus ailments

However well-known cases for a IV vitamin therapy has been:

  • Alleviate anxiety
  • Remove toxins from the body
  • Balance hormones
  • Boost immunity
  • Healthier skin

It's important to remember that a healthy person is able to get nutrients of vitamins from an appropriate, balanced diet. In these cases, the benefits of IV vitamin therapy can be negligible.

What kinds of vitamins or minerals work best?

Frequent ingredients for IV vitamin drips are vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, and calcium. There's no limit to which vitamins you can infuse into your body. However the best vitamins are those that are organic to the human body and can be measured with levels to ensure that the IV infusion is effective and safe.

Vitamins are infused at clinics usually contain either a single vitamin or a cocktail of minerals and vitamins. Undergoing IV vitamin therapy is not always recommended though. It's designed for a medically diagnosed reason or it was prescribed by a doctor based on the individual's body makeup.

What are the risks with the process?

There is a risk of infection with IV vitamin therapy. Any time you have an IV inserted, it produces a direct path in your bloodstream and bypasses your own body's defense mechanisms against germs. Even though an infection is unlikely, it's important to have a licensed medical care professional who will execute the therapy and ensure your safety.

It is also possible to receive too much of a particular mineral or vitamin, which can results in adverse effects. For instance, people with kidney disease can't remove certain electrolytes and minerals from their body easily. Adding too much potassium could potentially result in reaching harmful levels. Individuals with certain heart or blood pressure conditions may also be at risk of fluid overload. In general, excessive levels of vitamins and minerals can be difficult on the organs and needs to be avoided.

What to look out for when considering IV drops in Dubai?

You should start looking for a reputable provider. Ask them if you have some mineral or vitamin deficiencies that could be aided by vitamin treatment, and if any of your health concerns may put you at a higher risk for an adverse reaction. In this assessment, it's important for them to include not just prescriptions, but also over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements, and teas you drink frequently.

Do some research prior to going to the clinic and see if there are reviews of the practice. It should appear clean, the hands of those administering the IV should be washed, and gloves worn ought to be changed each time with a new client. Do not let them rush the process and let them explain what is being done.

Does infusing vitamins and nutrients really work?

When it comes to immune boosters, there are plenty of antioxidant-rich foods you can consume and over-the-counter nutritional supplements you can take.

Anyone considering this treatment should talk about the advantages and disadvantages with their physician. IV vitamin therapy is a beneficial treatment when provided by a health care provider. Having worked with  several doctors and their patients, and having observed the results that they have experienced, this can be a boost to your quality of life.

Is undergoing IV therapy at home safe?

Dubai Health Authority licensed Home Care companies have been administering medication via IV drips safely for years. They are required to follow the same procedures as hospitals and health care clinics. Always using proper personal protective equipment and well-experienced nurses should be your priority.

Get in touch with our infusion nursing team at Ghaya Care, who deliver care at home by highly trained nurses for many clients in Dubai and neighboring Emirates.