Intravenous therapy, simply known as IV therapy, is quickly gaining popularity as one of the most effective ways to administer nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants to the human body. IV therapy allows such materials to be absorbed quickly into the body, especially at high doses.
Whether you are in a severe health predicament or simply looking to cure a hangover, you can take steps to prepare for this procedure effectively. The first thing that you want to do is to hydrate and have a couple of snacks beforehand.
Taking nutrients and water before seems counter-intuitive as the primary goal behind IV therapy is to provide you with proper hydration and nutrients. However, it is very important to stay hydrated as it becomes difficult for your body to absorb nutrients while in a dehydrated state.
Food and drinks are typically not consumed in the IV preparation room. For this reason, consider having a granola bar and a few glasses of water to stabilize your blood sugar while staying hydrated.
You also want to avoid certain drugs. Some doctors recommend that patients avoid over-the-counter antihistamines during the day or morning of their procedure. Such medications could cause blood pressure complications, making it challenging to achieve the desired outcomes.
When preparing for your IV therapy, there are other considerations that you’ll need to make, such as preparing the room and ensuring sterile surfaces. Ensure all needles and syringes used in this room are clean and are kept in closed containers. The countertop hosting the IV bag should be a non-porous surface meaning it should be smooth without any rough or sharp edges.
Before the procedure, ensure your doctor or physician preparing the IV washes his/her hands thoroughly. They should also carefully handle bottles and bags of sterile fluids while ensuring they are sealed and clean.
There are a ton of considerations that you should make when performing such a procedure. Some of these factors include storage of IV bags, air purity of the preparation room, and the Aseptic technique.
For this reason, it would be best if you left the preparation and administration of IV therapy to the professionals. Here at Oregon Man Clinics, we provide a wide range of health-related services to men to ensure they live happy and fulfilling lives. Feel free to contact us for this and many other related healthcare services.