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IV Hydration / IV Vitamin Treatment Specialist

The Wellness Institute -  - Internist

The Wellness Institute

Internist & Medical Cannabis Specialist located in Fort Myers, FL

If you’re dehydrated, want healthier skin, or have achy joints, intravenous (IV) hydration and vitamin treatment can ease uncomfortable symptoms and provide your body with the nutrients it needs. At The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers in Fort Myers, Florida, expert internist Jean-Jacque Vel, DO, and the team proudly offer both intravenous (IV) hydration and vitamin treatment to men and women. To request your appointment, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today.

IV Hydration / IV Vitamin Treatment Q&A

What are intravenous (IV) hydration and vitamin treatment?

IV hydration and vitamin treatment are two integrative, holistic medical regimens used to provide your body with adequate hydration and the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients it needs to thrive. 

IV hydration and vitamin treatment first came to prominence during the 1970s with the invention of the Myers’ cocktail. 

What are some benefits of IV hydration and vitamin treatment?

IV hydration and vitamin treatment present an array of benefits. Because you receive the infusion intravenously, the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients bypass your digestive system altogether. This ensures the nutrients absorb quickly into your bloodstream, allowing you to obtain greater benefits than you would from eating foods or taking nutritional supplements.

Additionally, higher levels of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in your bloodstream leads to greater uptake by your cells. Your cells use these ingredients to maintain your physical health, boost your immune system, and fight illness. 

What conditions can IV hydration and vitamin therapy treat?

At The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers, the team uses IV hydration and vitamin therapy to address a variety of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Fatigue
  • Dehydration
  • Exhaustion
  • Chronic pain
  • Immune system deficiencies
  • Infections
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease

You might also benefit from IV hydration and/or vitamin therapy if you’re an athlete or physically active person. 

Am I a good candidate for IV hydration or vitamin therapy?

Only a qualified medical professional, like those at The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers, can determine if you’re a candidate for IV hydration or vitamin therapy. Following a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms and goals for treatment, the team can develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs. 

How long do IV hydration and vitamin therapy take?

The length of IV hydration and vitamin therapy treatment varies from person to person and depends on the type of infusion you’re receiving. That said, IV drips usually take 45-60 minutes. Once your infusion finishes, you’re asked to sit and relax for at least 30 additional minutes. 

To see if you can benefit from IV hydration and/or vitamin therapy, make an appointment at The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool today.