IV Therapy

True Potential MD

Regenerative Medicine located in University Place, WA

Nearly 75% of Americans don’t drink enough water and may suffer from chronic dehydration. At True Potential MD, located in University Place, Washington, Barbara Mack, MD, and Brandi Faudree, PA-C, offer intravenous (IV) therapy to address acute and chronic cases of dehydration, as well as nutritional deficiencies, with ongoing and same-day treatments. This innovate therapy replenishes your body with fluids and nutrients it needs, providing many health benefits. If you’re interested in learning more about IV therapy, call the office or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment.

IV Therapy

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy refers to treatment that delivers valuable nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and electrolytes, directly into your bloodstream. Because your provider administers these nutrients directly into your veins, the therapeutic benefits of IV therapy are fast-acting.

What is IV therapy used for?

IV therapy is a common procedure that helps replenish your body’s essential substances to ensure optimal health and wellness.

During your regular visits to True Potential MD, your provider may recommend IV therapy if she detects conditions like chronic dehydration or vitamin deficiencies. IV therapy can also restore your electrolyte balance, improving your nerve, heart, and muscle function.

The first step in IV therapy involves a thorough exam to determine your treatment needs and desires. If you’re suffering from chronic dehydration or a vitamin deficiency — especially a deficiency of vitamins A or C — your provider works with you to identify any potential underlying causes, such as a pre-existing condition, poor dietary habits, or lifestyle factors, that may play a role.

Your provider tries to understand your condition thoroughly so that they can administer the most effective IV treatment.

How does IV therapy work?

Your True Potential MD provider inserts a short catheter into your vein to administer fluids customized to your needs. It’s a routine procedure and is usually completed in 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

Your provider works with you to develop a customized treatment plan, which includes the frequency of treatments, depending on the specifics of your condition.

The treatment can be done on the same day as consultation to rehydrate your body and provide relief. 

Is IV therapy safe?

IV therapy is very safe and an excellent way to address nutritional deficiencies and dehydration. Complications of IV therapy are very rare; however, as with any procedure, there are potential side effects, including:

  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Pain
  • Redness or swelling at the treatment site
  • Damage to blood vessels
  • Blood clots

If you notice anything out of the ordinary during or after treatment, let your provider know right away.

If you’d like to learn more about the health benefits of IV therapy, call True Potential MD, or use the online booking tool to request a consultation today.