IV Therapy Specialist

HD Health and Sport

Sports Medicine Physician & Aesthetic Medicine located in Irvine, CA

IV therapy isn’t only for sick people in the hospital. This direct infusion of hydration and nutrients boosts your energy and immune system much faster than drinking water and taking supplements can. Board-certified family physician and sports medicine specialist Behrang Dehkordi, MD, provides IV therapy at HD Health and Sport in Mission Viejo, California. To learn more about IV therapy, call or book an appointment online today.

IV Therapy

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy uses an intravenous catheter to deliver fluids and nutritional supplements into a vein in your arm or hand. This allows fluids and nutrients to go directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system. 

While IV therapy is sometimes medically necessary, it has gained popularity as a quick and effective way to restore hydration and absorb more nutrients than would be possible with oral supplements. 

If you’ve ever been dehydrated, you know how terrible it can make you feel. Whether it’s from vigorous exercise, jet lag, or a hangover, dehydration can make you feel like you have the flu. IV therapy quickly revives your tissues with hydration and reestablishes a healthy balance of vitamins, electrolytes, and other nutrients so you can bounce back immediately.  

Why would I need IV therapy?

It’s true that eating well and drinking plenty of water throughout the day are fundamental for good health. But when you obtain vitamins and nutrients from eating healthy foods, they spend hours traveling through your digestive system. 

Then, your body releases the nutrients into your bloodstream in small doses so they can nourish various tissues and organs. 

IV therapy accelerates this process by delivering nutrients and fluids straight to your blood. Not only does this mean they get to your tissues faster, but you can receive more fluids within an hour of IV therapy than you could comfortably drink.

Achieving high levels of hydration and nutrients provides relief from many health problems, including:

  • Asthma attacks
  • Migraines
  • Dehydration
  • Acute muscle spasm
  • Fatigue, including chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic sinus infections

However, more research is necessary to determine the effectiveness of IV therapy as a treatment for any medical condition. 

What are the risks of IV therapy?

Even though vitamins and minerals are essential for a healthy body, they can be harmful in excess. That’s why it’s so important to receive IV therapy from a qualified medical provider like Dr. Dehkordi. 

As a board-certified family physician and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Dehkordi has advanced training in nutrition. He carefully reviews your medical history and symptoms before recommending IV therapy.  

To improve your hydration and energy levels with IV therapy, call HD Health and Sport or book an appointment online today.