December brings on plenty of holiday gatherings, whether you’re getting together with your friends, family, or co-workers. With all of these social events and interactions comes an increased risk for getting sick. Is your immune system ready?
You can typically prepare your immune system by making sure you’re getting plenty of nutrients in your diet and maybe even supplementing with oral vitamins. Getting plenty of sleep and drinking lots of fluids are also healthy habits to practice.
However, to make absolutely sure you’ve covered all your bases, you should be getting intravenous (IV) infusion therapy.
At Clover Internal Medicine Associates located in Fort Worth, Texas, Elaine Phuah, DO, MBA, FACOI, Leon Tio, DO, MA, FACOI, and the rest of our team offer IV infusion therapy to give your body everything it needs to fight off illness effectively so you can enjoy this season’s events without worry of coming down sick soon after.
In this blog, we discuss how IV infusion therapy works to boost your immune system.
How your immune system fights off illness
Whenever you get sick, your immune system goes into defense mode. White blood cells work to fight off foreign invaders, and then your body produces antibodies to protect you, should the illness ever come back.
Typical illness symptoms such as a cough or fever are actually signs that your body is working hard to combat the sickness. However, the duration and severity of your illness will be determined by how strong your immune system is.
The role IV infusion therapy plays
To function effectively, your immune system needs a lot of strength and energy. To ensure your body has all those things, you can exercise regularly, reduce stress levels, eat a nutritious diet, and get plenty of rest. However, sometimes even all these things still aren’t enough to prepare your body for the holiday season.
When you get IV infusion therapy, your body can get all the nutrients you need while bypassing your digestive tract. This means your body gets a high concentration of vitamins and minerals delivered directly to your cells. You’re able to absorb 90% of them this way, whereas typically you only get 50%.
What to expect during IV infusion therapy
When you come in for IV infusion therapy at Clover Internal Medicine Associates, you can sit back and relax in a comfortable chair while the IV delivers all the immune system boosting nutrients to you.
Sessions last for an average of 45-60 minutes, and you can read a book, scroll on your phone, or even take a nap while the IV does all the work. Because IV infusion therapy is so effective, you might even feel the effects take place instantly.
You can resume all normal activities after your session is complete.
If you’re ready to give your immune system a boost before all your holiday events this season, set up an appointment with us today. You can do this over the phone or online.