Can I still use IV Nutrient Therapy even if I am healthy ?
Yes, you can - To neutralize Free Radicals.
Even in healthy individuals it has been proven that there is considerable amounts of this commonly called "body toxin" the Free Radicals. Our body system is constantly exposed to Stress of various types, severity and duration based on our lifestyle. Body cells exposed to such stressors cause Oxygen atoms to split and becomes "single atom Oxygen" which are called Free Radicals. To become paired, these single atom oxygen "scavenge" our body cells hence damaging them continously. These damaged to body cells in turn cause accumulation of Free Radicals and this process in on ging in day to day life, however healthy an individual thinks he is. Subtances that generate free radicals can be found in daily life, from the food we eat, alcohol, smoking, the medicines we take, the air we breathe and the water we drink, high altitude exposure as long flights, prolonged airconditioned room exposure, strenuous physical activities as well psychological pressure.
Prolonged exposure to such accumulated free radicals is believed to be one important cause for a group of unexplained symptomps called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in an otherwise healthy individual. The huge amount of such free radicals need to be removed in order to protect body cells. The only way to this is by introducing high amount of "Anti Oxidants" to neutralize the effects of Oxidative Stress and reduce Free Radicals in an otherwise normal individual. Intravenous Vitamin Infusions are proven to act as a strong "anti oxidant" to neutralize the Free Radicals in the body system, and prevent cell damage.
How long does it take for an IV ?
In general, for most patients it takes 30-45 minutes from start to finish. Depending on the amount of fluids you receive or any special treatments.
Who can get an IV ?
Almost any Adults can get an IV. We do not give IVs for children below the age of 18 or patients with certain medical conditions. IVs are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding patients. If pregnant, we prefer to be in contact with your obstetrician or midwife regarding your care.
How do IV Work ?
IVs work by rapidly replenishing fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins. It delivers 100% of the ingridients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract, which slows absorption and diminishes the potency of the ingridients.
What is in the IV ?
The fluid itself (usually normal saline) and whatever appropriate additives our medical professional decides will best help get you feeling better! These can be any combination of fluids, vitamins, and nutrients with medicines if needed only.
Who administers the IV ?
All treatments are administered by our fully licensed and accredited registered nurses (RN) and our doctor himself if needed to. Our nursing staff is well qualified and have worked in emergency rooms where IVs are done daily.
Does it hurt to get an IV ?
Typically no. Depending on your preference, we can start the IV after some applying topical anesthetic cream to your skin. But this is not really important unless someone has a very low pain threshold.
Are there any side effects ?
Side effects are usually minor and short-lived. They include bruising, bleeding from the site, and soreness. These are easily avoided by holding direct pressure after removal of the IV. Other far less common side effects include risks of infection and anaphylaxis, an extremely rate allergic reaction.
Since we administer the fluids very slowly, by watching you closely, any such effects could be identified immediately and we should discontinue the process. However the ingridients we use in our therapies are almost unknown to cause severe Allergic reactions, and our highly trained medical professionals are well-versed in diagnosing and treating any and all possible side effects.
What are the benefits of an IV ?
Our IV therapies have many benefits, depending on the reason for your visit, your presenting symptomps and the type of infusions you receive. Among these are increase in energy and feeling of wellness, decreased headaches and body aches, and restoration of normal fluid levels that help your body return to optimal functioning.
How often can I get the IV ?
Depending on the reason, some patients get an IV up to twice a week. Others do weekly, biweekly, or monthly treatments. We recommend getting an IV when you feel you need it to get better and get back to your normal, productive self.
Do I need an appointment ?
Appointments are not necessary, but are highly recommended, especially if you would like to have the treatment at your own convenient day and time, like weekends and Public Holidays. One of our goals is to get you feeling better as quickly as possible, and by making an appointment, you ensure minimal to no wasting time. This gets you in and out as quickly as possible so you can get on with your busy life.
Do you offer memberships and packages ?
Yes, we do offer memberships. We also offer packages on our Vitamins shots. Please talk to our staff to get the list and details.
Are IVs safe ?
Yes! They are... as longs as they are done under strict aseptic techniques by experienced and registered nursing and medical professionals. Our nurses and medics are best at what they do and our clinic provides a clean, sterile, comfortable and safe environment. We use the same fluids, medications and equipment that are used at the best hospitals
Is there anyone who can't get IVs ?
People with heart disease or kidney disease should not get IVs administered without first getting permission from a doctor. Diabetics also require special consideration.
Our team will check your vital signs and will have you fill out and sign a health history and an informed consent form prior to your treatment to help asses whether any medical red flags are present.
What are your safely protocols ?
Patient safety is our top priorty. Before commencing any IVs, patients will have to consult the doctor for a complete history and physical examination with vital signs monitoring like blood pressure, heart rate and temperature etc.
- An ACLS certified Doctor with many years of experienced in managing emergencies is always present in the clinic when infusions are being done to manage any untoward effects which are very rarely warranted.
- Our nurses doing the IVNTs are also BLS (Basic Life Support) Certified and experienced in working in Emergency Department of a hospital.
- We have adequate emergency equipment such and drugs to manage allergies and other side effects during the infusion.
- Strict adherence to sterile protocols and Infection Control measures are adhered to.
This process ensures anyone who should not receive an IV (e.g., someone with heart disease) is screened out before treatment. The patient will also asked to fill up and sign the "Informed Consent" form following our standard operational procedures at our clinic. Our in-house quality products are safe and meet International medical standards.