Understanding the Different Types of IV Therapy

Understanding the Different Types of IV Therapy

IV therapy has been used for medical purposes for years in hospitals, but not until the last few decades has it been utilized as an adjunct to wellness habits. Modern life is not without stress, especially during the last year. Stress lowers your ability to fight off viruses and bacteria. IV therapy is a tool to counteract stress and promote wellness. It works by rushing nutrients and hydration directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system. Your body absorbs more of the nutrients this way. 

Jack Hensel Jr., board-certified physician with Lowcountry Plastic Surgery in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, offers customized IV therapy geared to your needs and preferences. Here’s a look at the various types of IV therapy offered at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery. 

Anti-aging IV therapy

As you get older, your body doesn’t absorb vitamins efficiently. Older adults don’t absorb vitamin B12 well, even when eating healthfully. As you age, you likely don’t get as much calcium as you did when you were younger. These are critical vitamins that support your health. 

Dr. Hensel customizes IV therapy for anti-aging purposes. Your IV contains biotin, which increases skin hydration and improves its smoothness, helps strengthen fingernails so they no longer split and crack, and improves your hair’s shine and volume. Glutathione aids your body in building and repairing tissue and strengthening the immune system. The Myers cocktail, a mixture of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, relieves fatigue. This customized anti-aging IV mixture helps improve your appearance and boosts your energy.  

IV immune system boost 

If you’ve suffered an illness or have a chronic health condition, you have lowered immunity against germs. Your body doesn’t fight off infections as well as that of someone in good health. Dr. Hensel provides an immunity booster IV with vitamin C, vitamin B complex, and glutathione. If you’re under the weather with a cold or virus, this helps you feel better quickly as nutrients rush into your body to speed healing. 

Pre- and post-surgery hydration IVs

If you’re preparing for surgery, you won’t be drinking anything for hours before it, leaving you dehydrated. After the surgery, your body is working hard to repair wounded tissue. Pre- and post-surgery IVs with magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, zinc, vitamin B complex including B12, and amino acids help restore your hydration and boost your immune system while you’re healing.  

Energy and athletic boost IV

If you’re an athlete, you know how easy it is to become dehydrated, leading to less efficient performance. In recent years, IVs for athletes have become quite common to help restore hydration and promote faster recovery from soreness after intense workouts. The hydration in the IV also helps prevent muscle cramps that come from dehydration and loss of salt. 

Dr. Hensel can also customize your IV to help relieve PMS symptoms. To feel refreshed with renewed energy, call or book an appointment online with Lowcountry Plastic Surgery to experience what IV therapy can do for you.

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