You may be familiar with IV Infusions done at hospitals and doctors offices, but they are now beginning to make their way to the general population. This fast acting vitamin infused approach to health and recovery offers a way to enrich and hydrate the body within minutes of entering the bloodstream. Something that has been known to dramatically increase the chances of survival .
The patient sits down while a health professional inserts a small needle inside of a thin tube known as a catheter. The insertion enters the vein and the needle is then removed leaving the catheter attached and taped to the arm for the IV Infusion to enter into the bloodstream. There may be slight discomfort for the initial insertion of the needle, but after the needle insertion the rest of the infusion is relatively painless.
The short answer is Yes. IV Infusions are safe. Make sure that your provider understands your medical history, medications, allergies that could cause any potential issues. If the catheter falls out, the fluid is moving into the blood too quickly or too slow then let the provider know immediately so they can help assist to ensure a more successful experience. These issues sometimes do occur and are not something to get concerned about as it is a simple fix.