Living With a Chronic Condition? IV Therapy Can Help

When treating a chronic condition, oral and topical medications are often part of the therapy. But sometimes oral and topical methods fall short. When this happens, you may need to turn to more direct measures, such as IV therapy.

With IV therapy, medication is delivered directly into your bloodstream through a needle. By administering medication through IV therapy, this can bypass some of the obstacles oral and topical medications face. While not for everyone, IV therapy can be used to deliver a host of medications for chronic conditions.

At Valerius Medical Group & Research Center, we know how difficult it can be to manage chronic conditions. With two rheumatologists on staff, we’ll work with you to create a custom treatment plan that will help you manage your autoimmune disorder.

IV therapy basics

IV therapy, which is also known as infusion therapy, refers to the administration of medication through a needle inserted directly into your arm. Infusion therapy can be used at any time, but there are certain reasons why it may be the best option to use, such as:

For years, infusion therapy was usually only given at hospitals. But in recent years, more and more medical facilities have been giving IV therapy on an outpatient basis. This has allowed patients to get the treatment they need without having to interrupt their daily lives.

What’s in the infusion?

Most infusions are used to administer traditional medicines, such as:

Infusions can also administer biologic drugs, which are medications derived from living cells. They include:

Infusion therapy can also be used to supply vitamins and minerals and treat dehydration. 

What can be treated with IV therapy?

While infusion therapy is widely known for treating cancer, IV therapy can also treat autoimmune conditions, such as:

Do you have a chronic condition and want to see if IV therapy can help you? Learn more by booking an appointment online or over the phone with Valerius Medical Group & Research Center today.

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