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Head Into Fall and Winter with an Immune-Boosting IV Therapy Session

Head Into Fall and Winter with an Immune-Boosting IV Therapy Session

Summer offers a reprieve from many health concerns, but as fall and winter approach, bolstering your immune system becomes essential to ward off illnesses. Vitamins and supplements play a role, but IV therapy provides a faster, more efficient way to supply your body with essential nutrients.

IV therapy, once confined to hospital settings, is now a versatile treatment available for boosting your immune system and overall health. At Eastside Family Health Center in Kirkland, WA, Dr. Frank Marinkovich, MD, provides comprehensive IV therapy to help prepare your body for the colder months ahead.

How Does the Immune System Work?

The immune system comprises various organs, white blood cells, and chemicals designed to combat harmful viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. A healthy immune system recognizes and attacks invaders while distinguishing normal cells in your body.

When exposed to harmful pathogens, the immune system produces antibodies to defend against subsequent infections. Vaccines work similarly by introducing weakened or dead germs to train the immune system to recognize and combat them in the future.

However, several conditions can weaken the immune system, compromising its ability to fight infections and maintain overall health.

Understanding IV Therapy

IV (intravenous) therapy involves delivering fluids, medications, and nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system where some nutrients might be lost. This method allows for quicker and more effective absorption.

During IV therapy, a healthcare professional inserts a needle with an attached catheter into a vein, typically in the arm. The needle is then removed, leaving the flexible catheter in place to administer the IV fluids containing medications or vitamins directly into the bloodstream.

Once the session is complete, the catheter is removed, and a bandage is applied to the site. The risk of infection or complications from IV therapy is generally low, making it an excellent option for boosting your health or treating illness.

What's in an Immune-Boosting IV?

As winter and flu season approach, enhancing your immune system with an IV therapy session is a proactive way to prepare for the cold months. At Eastside Family Health Center, we offer personalized immune-boosting IV treatments tailored to your specific needs.

Our immune-boosting IVs typically include a blend of vitamins and minerals, such as:

Vitamin C is particularly notable for its immune-boosting properties, aiding in the efficient fight against germs and infections. Though many foods contain Vitamin C, an additional boost via IV therapy ensures your body receives what it needs for optimal immunity.

Our customized IV treatments aim to provide your body with the necessary nutrients to stay healthy and enjoy the fall and winter seasons without the burden of illness.

For more information or to schedule an immune-boosting IV therapy session, contact Eastside Family Health Center today or request an appointment online.

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