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How Does IV Infusion Therapy Work?

Healthier skin? Check.
Boosting your immune system? Check.
Rejuvenating your skin? Check.

These are but a few of the health issues IV therapy can improve through an infusion of various vitamins and minerals. This IV therapy, which has gained popularity over the past few years, has taken the once cringe-worthy experience of being stuck with a needle and turned it into an easy, wellness regimen-must.

What is IV Infusion therapy?

First, let’s define IV infusion therapy. In laymen terms, it is a therapeutic treatment using intravenous fluids to rehydrate and revive your body. IV hydration bypasses the digestive system and absorbs much more quickly and completely than fluids or supplements taken orally.

Here at Eastside Family Health Center in Kirkland, Dr. Frank Marinkovich and the team have their own blends of intravenous infusions prepared by the in-house pharmacists. There are IV infusions available to care for a wide variety of health problems. These IV therapy at Eastside Family Health Center are a safe and relaxing way to make sure you’re getting optimal hydration and nutrients, or to address a specific health concern. Intravenous infusion from Eastside Family Health Center Medical provides far more than just fluids for dehydration. It helps to support many common health conditions ranging from something acute to chronic conditions like liver, kidney, and autoimmune diseases.

Who Benefits from IV Infusion Therapy?

The intravenous route is the fastest and most efficient way to deliver medications and fluid replacement throughout the body because it is introduced directly into your circulation. If an individual has a disease that causes difficulty with eating, taking medications, or staying hydrated, they will often turn to infusion therapy for help. Infusion therapy can be very beneficial for patients with cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or other illnesses that can be treated using an intravenous medication.

Some of our IV therapies include:

Cancer support


Gut health

Healthy brain support

Immune boost

Kidney support

Lung health

Pain and inflammation

What does IV Infusion Therapy contain?

IV infusion therapy can contain any combination of fluids and nutrients tailored to your specific requirements. The most popular IV therapy at Eastside Family Health Center is the Happy and Healthy or H&H which is combination of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutritional ingredients. Eastside Family Health Center will also use H&H as a base formula which can then be customized with other beneficial additives to suit your particular needs.

What are the advantages of IV Infusion Therapy?

Every IV infusion therapy treatment at Eastside Family Health Center contains a balanced blend of vitamins, minerals, and health-giving ingredients to provide you with everything your body needs.

IV infusion therapy is more effective than taking oral vitamin and mineral supplements. The reason for this is that anything you swallow has to pass through your digestive system. Some of the goodness in your food or the supplements you take passes through your gut without being absorbed.

The amount of nutrition absorbed through the oral route varies between individuals, however people may not get 100% efficient nutrients out of their food and supplements. With IV infusion therapy, everything goes straight into your bloodstream so nothing is wasted in the digestion process. Infusion therapy is also a better way of rehydrating your body than trying to drink large quantities of water all at once.

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