Take Care Of Yourself With IV Therapy During The Flu Season
On top of speeding up recovery each time you are down with the cold or flu, wouldn’t it be great to have a solution which reduces your chances of getting it in the first place? Many people fall sick during the flu season, which typically spans from September to March in the United States. During this time, cold or flu-like symptoms such as wheezing, sneezing and chest congestion are common. While most people go on to recover, did you know that deaths due to influenza-related causes are not far and few between, adding up to nearly 35,000 last year?
Similarities and Differences Between A Common Cold and The Flu
The common cold and the flu share many symptoms, including the following:
- Runny and/or blocked nose
- Sneezing and wheezing
- Chest congestion
- Sore throat
- Can lead to further complications such as pneumonia and bronchitis
Despite this, the terms ‘cold’ and ‘flu’ should not be used interchangeably as there are significant differences between the two:
- Onset: While the flu tends to come on suddenly, the symptoms of a cold develop gradually.
- Longevity: A cold tends to recover by itself within a week, whereas the flu can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
- Symptoms: On top of the symptoms listed above, the flu can cause fevers, headaches, chills, achiness and fatigue that are not typically present in the common cold.
Benefits of IV Therapy
If you suffer during the flu season every year, you may be wondering if there is a treatment that not only cures you but is preventative. This is where IV therapy comes in. Compared to ingesting medication orally, introducing nutrients directly into the bloodstream increases their bioavailability. When you consume medication orally, not only do the nutrients take some to be absorbed, up to 50% can be rendered unusable by the body as they pass through your digestive system!
IV Therapy for Colds and Flus
Preventing dehydration is of utmost importance when you are down with a cold or flu. One way to do this is by replenishing fluids at a faster rate than they leave the body. There is a limit to how much water a person can realistically drink, which is where an IV hydration drip comes in. Specially formulated to help patients recover their energy following a cold or flu, this drip contains hydration fluids, potassium chloride, calcium chloride and sodium chloride.
Or if you are starting to feel symptoms of a cold or flu, you may want to stop it in its tracks before it develops fully. In this case, why not try our immunity drip? With a high dose of Vitamin C, which is necessary for fighting off infections but which our bodies do not produce naturally, the immunity drip also contains Vitamins D3, E and K alongside many others.
Are you looking to get started with IV therapy to boost your immunity against colds and flus? If so, look no further than at IV Butler. We have a friendly team of registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants ready to service every client and can bring our services to wherever is most convenient and comfortable for you. This can be the comfort of your own home, your office or even your hotel room! If you have any more questions or would like to book a butler, please do not hesitate to contact us today.