According to the National Health Council, chronic disease impacts nearly 133 million Americans, which makes up more than 40 percent of the entire population. Unfortunately, this number is only expected to increase – by 2020, chronic diseases are anticipated to impact 157 million people, with more than 81 million individuals living with more than one condition at a time. These alarming statistics emphasize just how critical it is to maintain healthy habits, such as eating well, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep each night and mitigating stress levels.
Certainly, some chronic diseases occur due to uncontrollable causes, such as age, gender and family history. But prioritizing the habits listed above can aid healthy living and reduce your risk of developing certain conditions. Furthermore, infusion therapy may be another important step to ensure your body is getting all of the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs to thrive.
"IV therapy is administered through a catheter or needle."
What is infusion therapy?
According to the National Home Infusion Association, infusion therapy is defined as the administering of medication through a catheter or needle. Traditionally, prescription drug therapies administered via IV include antibiotics, antifungal and antiviral medications, chemotherapy, hydration medication, pain management treatment and parenteral nutrition.
What are the benefits of infusion therapy?
IV therapy offers the quickest, most efficient way to ensure essential vitamins and minerals bypass common barriers to absorption so they can penetrate and repair the cells. With IV therapy, nutrients are administered directly into the blood circulation, ultimately to reach and saturate tissues at the highest dose.
Chronic diseases and conditions most commonly treated with IV therapy are those that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics and other treatment methods. According to the NHIA, some of the most common conditions treated with IV therapy include:
- Gastrointestinal diseases
- Heart failure
- Crohn's disease
- Immune deficiencies
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Other conditions treated with IV therapy include the common cold, influenza, heavy metal toxicity, poor memory, depression, sleep disorders, decreased sex drive and high cholesterol.
IV Infusion therapies offered at the Longevity Centres
At the Longevity Centres of America, we encourage our patients to make the healthiest lifestyle choices to maximize their overall health and well-being. To help absorb vital minerals and nutrients, we highly recommend trying one of our IV therapy methods:
- Alpha Lipoic Acid, also known as the "master antioxidant."
- Ascorbic Acid, which is pure vitamin C.
- Chelation – ACAM Protocol, a detox that eliminates lead and mercury from the body.
- Chelation – Longevity Infusion Protocol removes heavy metals from the body.
- Dental Amalgam Protocol restores teeth and addresses mercury in the system.
- Chronic Fatigue uses vitamin C to boost energy.
- IV Lipid Exchange boosts the immune system.
If you're interested in learning more about one of the IV infusion therapies offered at the Longevity Centres of America, don't hesitate to reach out to us directly today. We look forward to helping you reach optimal wellness and live your life to the fullest.