IV Nutrition Therapy Specialist

Lighthouse Medical Center -  - Medical Center

Lighthouse Medical Center

Medical Center & Regenerative Medicine located in Pompano Beach, FL

When you need to quickly restore a nutrient deficiency, or it’s important to get a precise dose of nutrients, you need IV nutrition therapy. Nithya Mathai, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, at Lighthouse Medical Center carefully evaluates each patient, determines their nutritional deficiencies and health concerns, then recommends one of several customized IV treatments to heal the problem and restore their health. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Pompano Beach, Florida, or use the convenient online booking feature.

IV Nutrition Therapy Q & A

What are the benefits of IV nutrition therapy?

IV nutrition therapy has two important benefits over taking oral supplements.

Rapid delivery

When you swallow an oral supplement, it takes time to travel through your digestive tract and into your bloodstream. The amount of time it takes depends on variables like the type of nutrient, whether your stomach is empty or full, and the general health of your digestive tract.

However, it typically takes hours. By comparison, nutrients delivered intravenously go immediately into your bloodstream, where they’re rapidly carried throughout your body.

Amount of nutrient absorbed

Oral supplements can encounter many problems that block their absorption, including low stomach acid, lack of digestive enzymes, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Additionally, your small intestine can only absorb a limited amount of certain nutrients at one time. With IV nutrition therapy, the full dose reaches your bloodstream.

What health conditions are treated with IV nutritional therapy?

When you’re sick, suffer an injury, undergo surgery, or you’re under stress, your body uses more nutrients than normal. You’re also at risk for losing excessive nutrients when you’re involved in intense sports activities. IV nutrition therapy quickly reverses nutrient deficiencies caused by these issues.

Depending on the type of IV infusion you receive, you may gain health benefits like:

  • Reduced stress
  • Increased energy
  • Stronger immune system
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Faster healing following an injury or surgery

The team at Lighthouse Medical Center offers IV nutrients that target:

  • Migraines and severe headaches
  • Hangovers
  • Common cold
  • Influenza
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Fatigue due to pregnancy

The original IV nutritional treatment, the Myers cocktail, is often used to help patients heal from problems like fibromyalgia, fatigue, muscle spasms, and chronic sinusitis. You can also get IV nutrients to help you detoxify, fight free radicals, and rehydrate when you’ve lost a lot of fluids.

What nutrients will I receive during my IV nutrition therapy?

The Myers cocktail was formulated to promote overall wellness with a mixture of magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, and B vitamins. At Lighthouse Medical Center, you can get IV nutrition therapy using a variety of formulas. Each one contains a specific dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to meet a targeted health problem.

To learn more about the IV nutrition therapy available at Lighthouse Medical Center, call the office or schedule an appointment online.