Chronic infection describes a type of infection, either viral or bacterial, that afflicts a person for days to months at a time over long periods of time – in many cases, for the rest of the person’s life. There are many chronic infections that cause chronic symptoms ranging in discomfort and severity.
IV vitamin therapy including the use of Vitamin C IV therapy and glutathione has been shown to help alleviate certain symptoms and is used in the treatment of chronic viral and bacterial infections. IV vitamin therapy has been used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis, Lymes disease, EBV, CMV, skin infections, wound infections and more. IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles offers IV vitamin therapy for those who suffer from a variety of chronic infections.
Types of chronic infections include, but are not limited to:
EBV or Epstein-Barr virus
CMV or Cytomegalovirus
Urinary tract infections
HIV or Human immunodeficiency virus
AIDS or Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
STD’S or sexually transmitted diseases
While chronic infection symptoms will vary from infection to infection, common symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fever, sexual discomfort, upset stomach, and more.
Some people with chronic infections may show little to no chronic infection symptoms for periods of time and may not even know that they have a chronic infection until they take a blood test.
For people with a chronic infection like hepatitis B, IV vitamin therapy should be something to consider. IV vitamin therapy is a short and simple procedure for chronic hepatitis B treatment and certain other chronic infections that uses a basic IV drip to introduce essential vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream.
Vitamins that a physician may prescribe to a patient with chronic infection may include some of the most well-known immune supporting nutrients, like vitamin C and glutathione. Another option which may be offered is the Myer’s Cocktail – a blend of B complex vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium. Depending on your personal medical history and a current state of health, a physician may also prescribe a custom vitamin cocktail for injection. In the case of chronic infections with no known cure, regular vitamin C IV therapy and vitamin therapy sessions can not only reduce the intensity and frequency of certain symptoms, but it can also help an immune system weakened by one chronic infection keep away future viral or bacterial infections.
Since chronic infections put undue stress on important bodily systems, like the adrenal glands and the immune system, individuals currently living with chronic infection have to make sure that they are giving their bodies all of the nutrients they need to stay as healthy as possible.
The most common source of nutrients for the body is the food we eat, but medical experts agree that most people don’t get all of the nutrients they need from food alone, usually because of poor eating habits. Some choose to consume vitamin supplements in pill form, but this is not usually as effective as many might think.
By injecting nutrients into the bloodstream, those nutrients can stay more potent and effective because they don’t pass through the digestive system. Also, a physician can prescribe megadoses of certain nutrients, depending on the needs of the patient, in amounts that the patient would likely struggle to consume in food or as pills.
The problem with trying to consume nutrients orally is that the stomach and the liver break down nutrients so that only a small fraction of nutrients consumed will actually enter the bloodstream. This, combined with the fact that people often need more nutrients than they could comfortably attempt to consume in food or pill form, means that people with chronic infection should not depend on food and oral supplements alone for all their essential vitamins and minerals.
People who receive IV vitamin injections generally report a positive experience, especially when those sessions are conducted by the professional medical staff of IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles. We offer an upscale, boutique style medical experience in a calm, comfortable, and modern office setting. We also offer an impressive concierge house call service for patients who want to receive IV vitamin therapy sessions in the comfort of their own home or office.
There is little discomfort associated with IV vitamin therapy sessions except for the slight pinprick of a needle at the site of injection. Patients are awake and aware of the length of the session, so they can choose to catch up on work or just relax and watch television.