IV Therapy Specialist

Valencia Medical Center -  - General Practitioner

Valencia Medical Center

General Practitioners & Family Medicine located in Olympia Heights, Miami, FL

IV therapy is a highly effective way to hydrate and restore nutrient balance. At Valencia Medical Center in Olympia Heights, Miami, Florida, Judith Valencia, MD, and Inti Fernandez, MD, use IV therapy for a variety of nutrition and hydration purposes. To learn more about IV hydration and infusion therapy, schedule an appointment over the phone or online at Valencia Medical Center today.

IV Therapy Q&A

What is IV therapy?

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a wellness service available at Valencia Medical Center to serve numerous purposes. The treatment involves an infusion of a saline base with multiple nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body needs to function well. 

When you first come in to explore IV therapy, the team at Valencia Medical Center assesses your needs and selects the combination of nutrients to put in your infusion. Common components include:

  • Vitamin A 
  • B vitamins
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium 
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Glutathione

Your IV bag is customizable according to your needs at the time of your visit. Saline, the typical base for IV therapy, helps hydrate you.

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

IV therapy boasts a plethora of potential benefits. The specific combination of benefits you gain from IV therapy at Valencia Medical Center depends on the nutrients you include in your IV drip. 

IV therapy is easy and convenient, and it gets the nutrients into your system faster and at higher rates than oral supplements containing the same ingredients. Some of the benefits you can get from IV therapy include:

  • Better athletic performance
  • Faster athletic recovery
  • Better immunity
  • Hangover relief
  • Hydration
  • More energy
  • Relief of pregnancy symptoms
  • Cold and flu relief
  • Headache and migraine relief

Typically, the benefits of IV therapy take effect almost immediately after your infusion. The effects last for a few days, but the exact duration depends on many different factors. 

What should I expect during IV therapy?

When you come in for IV hydration and infusion therapy at Valencia Medical Center, the team lets you into a room where you can sit in a comfortable chair next to your IV bag. They sanitize a small area of skin on your arm and place the needle and catheter in a prominent vein. 

Once the catheter is in place, the team adjusts the pump’s rate of delivery. They monitor you for the entire session, which lasts 20 minutes or longer. 

During this time, you can relax, close your eyes, read a book, or scroll through your phone. You must sit still during the treatment to avoid dislodging the needle. 

If you’d like to learn more about IV therapy and the possible benefits of getting nutrients in this way, call Valencia Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.