What to Expect During and After IV Therapy Q&A
IV therapy is a method of delivering blood, medicines, water, nutrients, and other liquids immediately into the bloodstream through the veins. You will likely feel more energetic, refreshed and hydrated after IV treatment by minimizing the symptoms of fatigue, stress and dehydrated and other ailments. Visit Hans Crevecoeur, APRN at Revamp Wellness Center for successful IV therapy. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8102 Blanding Blvd. Suite 17, Jacksonville, FL 32244.
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During an IV therapy session, you will first be seated in a comfortable chair, and a healthcare professional will insert a tiny needle into the bloodstream by a vein in your arm. The needle is put directly into a vein in the hand, arm, or foot. Before the needle goes in the healthcare professional will thoroughly clean the area with an antiseptic solution to minimize the risk of infection.
Once the needle is in place, a bag of fluids containing vitamins, minerals, or medications will be attached to the IV line, and it will slowly drip into your bloodstream. The length of the session can vary depending on the exact therapy you are needing and your personal needs and wants. Some sessions may last as little as 15-30 minutes, while others may take several hours.
During the IV therapy session, you may feel a tiny pinch or small amounts of pain when the needle is inserted. This discomfort should go away within a couple seconds. Once the needle is in place, most people do not experience any discomfort or pain. You can relax during the session, read a book, listen to music, or watch a movie.
The process is generally considered safe and well-tolerated. Just remember that with any type of medical procedure, there are always some risks. These include infection, bleeding, and allergic reactions. That said, IV therapy is a common and effective way to deliver medications and nutrients to the body, and it can treat a number of different conditions like dehydration and vitamin deficiencies to chronic pain and autoimmune disorders.
The procedure begins with a healthcare provider selecting the vein to be used, which is typically in the patient’s arm or hand. Before starting the infusion, the healthcare provider will thoroughly clean the area near and around the vein with an antiseptic solution and a local anesthetic could also be used to numb the area.
The healthcare provider will then insert a small needle into the vein and thread a plastic tube, called a catheter, through the needle and into the vein. The needle is taken out, leaving the catheter in the vein. The catheter is taped to the skin to keep it in place securely or a dressing to prevent it from being dislodged during the infusion.
The infusion will then begin, and patients can expect to feel a cold sensation as the fluid enters their body. The duration of administration for each patient will change depending on the type of therapy being administered and can last a few minutes to a number of hours. Patients are monitored throughout the process for any signs of an adverse reaction, such as allergic reactions or infection.
After the infusion is complete, the catheter is removed from the vein, and the healthcare provider will apply pressure to the site to stop any bleeding. The area will then be covered with a sterile bandage. Patients will be advised to keep the area clean and dry for a few days following the procedure. They should also monitor the site for any signs of infection or concern, like any redness, swelling, or pus.
The time it takes to feel better after IV therapy can vary depending on the individual and the reason for the treatment. Some might even get immediate results right away, while others might not see any results for a couple of hours or even a few days to notice improvements. Always talk to your healthcare provider about what to expect after your specific IV therapy treatment.
Intravenous (IV) infusion is an up-and-coming procedure where fluids, medications, or other substances are injected directly into a patient’s bloodstream via a vein. The infusion can help to restore electrolyte balance, deliver nutrients to the body, administer medications, and more. The effects of IV infusion on the body will depend on the specific substance or medication being infused, also the person’s overall health and other factors. However, generally speaking, IV infusion can help to quickly and effectively deliver necessary substances directly to the bloodstream for rapid and reliable results.
IV treatment assists you in staying healthy. Following the procedure, you will be able to continue with normal daily activities. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8102 Blanding Blvd. Suite 17, Jacksonville, FL 32244. We serve patients from Jacksonville FL, Paxon FL, Arlington FL, Riverside FL, Lakeshore FL, and Crystal Springs FL.