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Intravenous Therapy

IV's

Iron IV Therapy: Essential Treatment for
Iron Deficiency

Iron IV

What is an iron infusion?

An iron infusion is a treatment where iron is delivered directly into your bloodstream through a small tube in your vein. This is also known as intravenous (IV) iron supplementation. It's usually done by a healthcare provider in a clinic or medical office.

Iron is essential for making hemoglobin, a protein that helps your blood carry oxygen all over your body. If you don't have enough iron, you might not have enough hemoglobin, leading to a condition called iron- deficiency anemia, the most common type of anemia

Benefits of Iron IV Therapy

  • Improves Hemoglobin Levels: Elevates the amount of hemoglobin in the blood, crucial for carrying oxygen.
  • Enhances Oxygen Transport: Boosts oxygen delivery throughout the body, supporting vital functions.
  • Alleviates Symptoms of Iron Deficiency: Reduces fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath, common symptoms of low iron levels.
  • Rapid Improvement in Energy: Patients typically notice a swift enhancement in their energy levels and overall well-being.
Benefits of Iron IV

What do you need to do before an iron infusion?

Before your iron infusion, a healthcare provider will determine the right amount of iron for you. They'll use your weight and hemoglobin levels to figure out the dose. Make sure to inform your provider about:
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Medical Conditions
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Medications
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What occurs during an iron infusion?

During an iron infusion, one of our specialist will:
  • Clean the spot on your arm or hand where the IV will be inserted.
  • Place a needle into a selected vein, which is connected to a plastic IV tube.
  • Secure the IV with tape to keep it from moving.
  • Attach the fluid bag to an IV stand.

Duration, Post-Treatment, and Effectiveness

An iron infusion typically takes 45 to 60 minutes to administer. After the infusion, you'll be monitored for at least 30 minutes to ensure there are no adverse reactions. The effects of the infusion can start to be felt several days to a week later. You should keep track of your symptoms and any side effects, and discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider.

What are the side effects of an iron infusion?

Iron infusions generally cause few side effects, but some people might experience:
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Bloating
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Dizziness
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Constipation
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Headaches
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Joint Pain
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Skin Rashes
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Chest Pain
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Low Blood Pressure
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How quickly do you recover from an iron infusion?

Most people begin to feel better within a few days to a week after an iron infusion. If you experience any side effects that concern you, it’s important to contact your doctor right away.

Important Note:

Iron IV therapy is only prescribed by a doctor and should be administered
under medical supervision.
Dr. Linda Khoshaba is the Leading Integrative Health and Hormone Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has extensive experience working in the field as a Hormone Specialist and Natural Endocrinologist.

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