IV therapy offers a quick delivery of hydration or nutrients to a depleted body. If you’re feeling run down or experiencing morning sickness, the team at OB/GYN Specialists in Denton, Texas, offers intravenous fluids and supplements to help you feel better fast. To learn more about IV therapy, call the office, or book an appointment online.
IV therapy involves saturating your body with vitamins and minerals via an intravenous drip inserted directly into your vein. IV therapy delivers these nutrients directly to your body, bypassing your digestive tract, so it can use them in numerous physiological pathways.
The contents of your drip depend specifically on your needs. These nutrients directly affect how your cells function; and when your cells function properly, your organs work properly – your entire health is better.
Dehydration can result from vomiting and nausea associated with morning sickness, which typically occurs in the first three months of your pregnancy. This dehydration can leave you feeling fatigued and weak. And, even if you have the intention to rehydrate, your nausea may strike again and make it hard for you to tolerate the fluids necessary to restore optimal hydration to support you and your baby. IV fluids quickly rehydrate you, helping you feel much better during pregnancy.
You may also have trouble tolerating oral medications that could help alleviate nausea associated with morning sickness. Anti-nausea medication may be administered through the IV, along with fluids, to help you feel better.
Iron-deficient anemia can strike women who have heavy menstrual periods. Whether the heavy bleeding is normal for you or due to a condition such as fibroids or endometriosis, the iron deficiency it causes can leave you feeling weak, short of breath, and terribly cold. You may also have symptoms including:
If the doctors at OB/GYN Specialists run a blood test that confirms you’re low on iron, they may recommend iron IV therapy. When delivered by an IV, your iron levels can be quickly restored, helping you feel like yourself again.
During pregnancy, you also have an increased need for increased iron, and iron IV therapy may be provided to prevent anemia. If you lose a lot of blood during childbirth, you may also benefit from IV iron supplementation.
To learn how you can benefit from IV therapy, call OB/GYN Specialists, or book an appointment online.