Vitamin deficiency is a lack of critical vitamins in your body. Essentially, you might develop this condition if your regular diet does not contain folate, vitamin C, or vitamin B-12. Additionally, you could also develop this condition if you suffer from conditions or diseases that prevent your body from absorbing or completely processing these particular vitamins.
Though you can easily correct vitamin deficiency, failure to seek treatment can cause severe problems such as pregnancy complications, disorders in the nervous system, spinal cord defects for fetuses, and brain development problems. Additionally, you can develop neurological problems such as lost feet balance and constant tingling, especially in your hands. Particular signs of vitamin deficiency include:
• Your nails and hair are becoming brittle
• Development of cracks in the mouth
• Mouth sores
• Bleeding gums
• Poor night vision
• Patches that resemble scales
What is IV Therapy Treatment?
Now that you are here, you probably have come across the term IV therapy. IV Therapy is a form of treatment that a doctor can use to deliver fluids, nutrition, or particular medication directly to your blood system through a vein.
Treating Vitamin Deficiency
Vitamin deficiency treatment varies from one person to another. Depending on your particular set of conditions, your doctor can choose to prescribe certain foods or recommend an intravenous delivery of the specific vitamins you need. Typically, the treatment will be mainly dependent on the type of vitamin you are running low on. In most cases, if your body is unable to absorb a particular vitamin, your doctor is most likely to recommend an IV vitamin treatment.
Types of IV Vitamin Treatments
Different vitamin deficiency conditions require different kinds of vitamin IV therapy. The following is a list of the most common vitamin IV therapies:
Vitamin B-12 IV Therapy
Vitamin B12 is vital. Essentially, it is responsible for the following:
• Sleep regulation
• Maintenance of the normal functioning of the nervous system
• Production of the red blood cells
• Maintaining the normal functioning of the brain
• Regulating hormones associated with moods
Lack of this vitamin can lead to a deficiency associated with a lack of red blood cells and poor nerve functioning. Typically, you can obtain vitamin B12 from animal products. Vitamin B12 therapy is therefore critical in the restoration of these functions. During the infusion therapy, the doctor will replenish your body with the vitamin through an IV drip.
Vitamin C IV Therapy
Vitamin C is especially critical for the development and growth of your general health. Essentially, it is responsible for the production of collagen and is an excellent antioxidant. Vitamin C IV therapy is crucial in ensuring that your body can fight disease-causing pathogens. Through this therapy, you will boost your energy and restore the normal functioning of your body in terms of immunity. In addition, if you are a cancer patient, vitamin C helps manage the cancer cells by making them more susceptible to treatments such as chemotherapy.
Vitamin D IV Therapy
Famously referred to as sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is critical in regulating phosphate and calcium levels in the body. If you suffer from vitamin D deficiency, you will probably develop problems associated with bone strength, bone development, muscles, and teeth. Therefore, during the IV therapy, the doctor will replenish your vitamin D levels through a drip.
What are the Benefits of IV Therapy?
IV therapy treatment for vitamin deficiency is pretty much the best route to go if you are running down on particular vitamins. Apart from the usual sting of the needle, it has the following benefits.
• Convenience and ease: You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get an IV therapy treatment. Considering that the procedure is especially easy and straightforward, you can do it at home, office, or in the car.
• Promotes instant replenishment: Replenishing your body with essential vitamins is critical. Through IV therapy, you can have your vitamin levels replenished within a short while.
• Boosts immunity and ensures that your skin hydration and energy levels are maintained
How Long Does the Therapy Take?
Depending on why you are undertaking the therapy, you can stay hooked to the IV bag for up to 45 minutes. However, it can also be longer if your levels are very low. You will experience the effects of the treatment almost immediately. In different cases, it can take time before you feel the particular impact of the vitamin infusion.
Does the Treatment Restore My Vitamins to Normal Levels?
Yes, this is the most convenient method of vitamin deficiency treatment. Though a diet change could also do the trick, IV therapy takes a very short time to replace your vitamins. However, it is convenient and also works for people with vitamin absorption problems.
Vitamin deficiency can make you feel low on energy; it can also make you susceptible to infections. Therefore, treating the condition is essential. If you or a loved one needs help, you can give us a call at 205-352-9141.