IV Therapy: FAQs
IV therapy is quickly becoming one of the most popular trends in the medical community. From reducing the appearance of aging to boosting the immune system, the benefits of receiving vitamins and nutrients through an IV are numerous. At Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness, IV therapy is one of our many surgery recovery services. We receive a lot of questions about the treatment, so here we answer some of the most common ones.
How Does IV Therapy Work?
IV therapy delivers a mixture of vitamins and nutrients directly into the bloodstream. The contents of the IV drip vary depending on your aim or condition, but many drips contain nutrients such as Vitamin C, calcium, and B vitamins. Delivering these important nutrients directly into your bloodstream optimizes how your body operates on a cellular level. Many patients experience a boost in energy levels, improved sleep, and quicker surgery recovery times.
Are There Any Negative Side Effects?
IV treatments are completely safe and generally produce few negative side effects. In fact, most patients feel refreshed and energized after the treatment. On occasion, some patients experience lowered blood pressure which can lead to a feeling of dizziness or lightheadedness. You may also experience some bruising or soreness in the injection area.
Is the Treatment Painful?
Everyone has a different pain threshold. While some patients have no problems with needles, others may feel a twinge of pain when the needle is initially inserted. Luckily, the pain is minimal and short-lived. At Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness, our experienced nursing staff takes the time to ensure the process is as comfortable and as pain-free as possible.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Generally, IV therapy lasts approximately 25-45 minutes, but keep in mind that every patient is different. Times may vary depending on your condition and how far along you are in the surgery recovery process.
What are the Effects?
IV treatments are known to increase hydration, boost energy levels, and lead to an overall feeling of well-being. After your first treatment, the effects may feel dramatic. As you start receiving treatments more regularly, your body becomes more efficient at maximizing the nutrients. Although you still experience all the great benefits of the treatment, the effects may not feel as noticeable.
Contact Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness
At Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness, we stay up-to-date on the latest advances in postoperative care. With IV therapy, you can heal quicker and improve your overall health and well-being. To learn more about our services, find out our nightly rates, or book a recovery room for your next surgery, contact us today.