Having a cold can make you miserable, and makes it difficult to get through your day. A cold is the most common reason that adults miss work and children miss school. It can keep you coughing and sniffling for 7 to 10 days, and sometimes you have to spend much of that time in bed.
You try to do everything you can do to avoid getting a cold. Though you always wash your hands, eat right, and get plenty of sleep, this may not be enough to stay healthy. IV therapy is the best way to boost your immune system to help prevent you from getting a nasty cold.
At Peak Physical Medicine in Visalia, California, highly skilled and compassionate physician Dr. Rhonda Bonilla and her staff provide a variety of services to support your health. The team is highly experienced in providing IV therapy to boost your immune system, help you recover quickly, and treat several other conditions.
What is IV therapy?
Intravenous (IV) therapy is a procedure that allows nutrients to get into your body as rapidly and effectively as possible. The therapy is completed using an intravenous catheter inserted into your arm. Through this catheter, Dr. Bonilla delivers a mix of hydration, vitamins, and minerals that boosts your body’s functions.
The amazing thing about IV therapy is that you receive a custom mix that is created just for you and your particular needs. This allows your body to only get what you need and nothing that is not essential.
What are the benefits of IV therapy?
IV therapy is a fast and effective way to get your body needed nutrition. IV therapy is revolutionary because it is:
- A custom mix of nutrients
- Outpatient procedure
- All natural
- No medications
In boosting your immune system, IV therapy prevents you from losing time and energy being sick and possibly infecting those around you. The nutrients are delivered directly to your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system, which increases their effectiveness.
How does IV therapy boost my immune system?
Your immune system constantly works to keep you healthy by identifying invaders in your body and attacking them. It generally does an effective job of this, but sometimes it can use a little boost. You can support your immune system by eating well, exercising, minimizing stress, getting good sleep, washing your hands, and avoiding cigarettes and alcohol.
However, during the cold season, your body may be overwhelmed by the number of germs it needs to fight off, and your efforts to stay healthy may not be adequate. The nutrients provided during IV therapy strengthens your immune system, allowing it to become more resilient.
What’s IV therapy like?
Before starting the IV therapy, Dr. Bonilla meets with you to discuss your health goals and concerns and to determine if IV therapy is appropriate for you. Once she has reviewed your health history, examined you, and answered all of your questions, she develops a custom formula for your IV therapy and then prepares you to receive the treatment.
Once you are comfortable, your provider locates a vein in your arm for the insertion of the catheter. You are free to sit back and relax as the nutrients enter your body. Most of the time the therapy is completed in 30 minutes, and then you’ll be up and on your way with no downtime.
Wintertime is cold season, but having a cold is no fun. IV therapy is an innovative, easy, and quick procedure that boosts your immune system, helping it fight off germs that cause colds.
To set up an appointment at Peak Physical Medicine, call our office, or use our convenient online booking system today!