To function at its best, your body needs many essential nutrients, including water, vitamins, and minerals. At The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Leone Elliott Jr., MD, MBA, and the team offer intravenous (IV) infusion therapy to provide your body with all of the essential nutrients it needs for better health. To learn more about IV infusion therapy and how it can benefit you, call the office or book an appointment online today.

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What is IV infusion therapy?

Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy is one of the wellness services available at The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa. With IV infusion therapy, Dr. Elliott infuses fluid, nutrients, and other vital substances directly into your bloodstream through an IV in your arm.

You need to eat a healthy, balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy proteins to give your body all of the nutrients it needs to function normally. You also need to drink plenty of fluids to maintain hydration.

At the same time, eating a healthy, balanced diet and drinking plenty of water is hard and not possible all of the time. Plus, even if you eat right or take nutritional supplements, your body may not be able to absorb all of the nutrients it needs.

When your body fails to get enough nutrients or fluids, you may feel tired, hungry, or irritable. Nutrient depletion may also make you more vulnerable to illness or cause other health problems like headaches or constipation.

IV infusion therapy quickly replenishes your body’s fluid and nutrient needs.

Am I a candidate for IV infusion therapy?

Almost everyone is a candidate for IV infusion therapy. However, Dr. Elliott takes an individualized approach to care and conducts a comprehensive exam to determine the wellness treatments that make the best fit for you and your health needs.

Dr. Elliott may also run lab work to check for nutrient deficiencies.

He may consider you a candidate for IV infusion therapy if you need to:

  • Rehydrate after airline travel or an acute illness
  • Treat nutrient deficiencies
  • Support recovery after an intense workout
  • Relieve stress
  • Boost energy

Dr. Elliott may also suggest IV infusion therapy to treat a chronic health condition such as migraines, headaches, or allergies.

What can I expect during IV infusion therapy?

You can expect to feel calm and relaxed during your IV infusion therapy at The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa. Located in a functional art gallery, you immediately feel like you’re on a retreat as soon as you enter the office.

For your IV infusion therapy, you sit or lie on the therapy chair and your provider inserts an IV line in your arm and starts your infusion. Your infusion may take 30-60 minutes, depending on the amount of fluids you need.

After your therapy, you should feel a boost in energy and an improvement in mental clarity.

To schedule your IV infusion therapy consultation at The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa, call the office or book an appointment online today.