A – An IV is the common name referring to the setup of Intravenous Infusion. It could reference individually the catheter, the solution of fluids and ingredients in the solution. I could also reference the entire setup.
Q – What is IV Therapy?
A – IV Therapy or Intravenous Therapy is the process of delivering essential fluids, vitamins, nutrients and medications directly into the body immediately.
Q – Why get IV Therapy when I can just eat well and drink water?
A – Intravenous administration of fluids and nutrients can achieve serum concentrations not obtainable with oral, or even intramuscular routes of administration. This means you would have to eat a lot of nutrient rich foods and drink a lot of water, which isn’t always possible. Also many people not only do not eat or drink enough but many Americans cannot absorb nutrients effectively from their GI tract.
Q – What are the benefits of IV Therapy?
A – Most of the nutrients your body needs you’re supposed to obtain from foods. While people do not have the right diet many others have malabsorption problems and wouldn’t be able to if they tried. IV Therapy gives your body the necessary fluids and nutrients you need when you need it most.
Q – Why not get an IV at a hospital?
A – You could very well have your nutrient and fluid levels optimized at a hospital. However the cost of receiving this service at the hospital can be 10 to 20 times the amount you would pay with RevIVify Therapy. Also, you have to get to the hospital to receive the service. With RevIVify Therapy you receive the same quality ingredients and professionalism, with the exception that we come to you! True concierge service when you need it most.
Q – So who is IV Therapy for?
A – A shorter list would be whom it’s not for. IV Therapy is for everyone! While our focus at RevIVify Therapy is health and wellness, IV Therapy is also being used as an anti-aging remedy with the infusion of minerals and antioxidents. Fluid and nutrient optimization is what we primarily treat. People experiencing symptoms of dehydration malnutrition or trying to prevent them may fall into any of the following categories:
- Pre and Post Operative patients
- Endurance athletes
- People who just traveled
- People who are trying to get over a cold or build their immune system to help prevent a cold
- People who experience the symptoms of dehydration malnutrition after drinking alcohol
- People who have anxiety
- People who are feeling down
- People who are anemic
- People who need to boost their mood, concentration and mental function.
Q – How long does an IV Therapy Infusion take?
A – IV Therapy can last anywhere from 20min to 1.5hrs. The best response would be, it depends on what you need to be infused. While a liter of IV fluid generally takes anywhere from 20-30 minutes, two bags and nutrients and medications takes longer.
Q – Who is infusing the IV Therapy?
A – Each infusion is administered by a Registered Nurse. While we are staffed with Doctors and Advanced Practice Nurses the minimum license we require our clinical staff to have is to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.
Q – What monitoring takes place during my infusion?
A – We will monitor your vital signs before, during, and after each infusion.
Q – There has to be risks right?
A – Yes, Intravenous Therapy carries risks and this treatment may not be suitable for you. Before treatment, you will be medically assessed and the risks will be discussed to enable you to make an informed decision if this treatment is for you. Possible side effects:
- Allergic reactions
- Cooling sensation to the IV site
- Slight bruising to the IV site
- Metallic taste
- Urticaria (hives)
- Change of urine color
Q – Does it hurt?
A – Everyone's fear of needles is different and we understand that. Our nurses are highly trained and have lots of experience placing IVs. We also offer a special numbing spray that can lessen the fear and pain of placing an IV.
Q – What can I do to prepare for an infusion?
A – If possible drink lots of water before the infusion to make veins bigger. This makes it easier for the nurse to find a good place to start the IV.