Each year, people everywhere are infected with the common cold and influenza, or flu for short. Being in crowded places such as train stations, airports and shopping centers increases your likelihood of getting sick. Typically, your body is great at handling most viruses and bacteria, however, if you have an immune deficiency of any degree, or tired and slightly dehydrated, it is quite possible to become sick from the germs and viruses around you.
IV Infusion therapy is a preventative method to avoid getting sick. IV Drips can be specifically formulated to assist in boosting your immune system with natural vitamins and minerals. A boosted immune system can help you fight off, or even prevent you from becoming sick with seasonal flu and colds which are rampant during the winter months.
IV Therapy (intravenous therapy) has been around for decades. It is commonly used in hospital settings as a way of administering fluids and vitamins and medicines to patients undergoing or recovering from an illness. Today, advancements in modern medical technology have made IV therapy more easily accessible to the public without the need for hospitalization. Now, it is possible to receive IV drips from private doctors and wellness clinics.
IV drip clinics and mobile IV drip services are particularly popular in vacation destinations – especially Miami and Miami Beach. An IV treatment is a quick procedure that will help you recover from a variety of conditions quite rapidly.
Dr. Jarred Mait of IV Division in Miami Beach operates a mobile IV therapy business servicing South Florida. “Now, more patients have the accessibility to IV therapists who can recommend individualized IV formulas designed to best fit each patient’s needs for whatever ails them,” said Dr. Mait. “IV therapy is useful to treat a wide range of health problems like hangovers, migraines, jet lag, vitamin deficiency and even cold and flu.”
While it’s not a surprise that colds and influenza are quite common, it is possible to boost one’s immune system to lessen the chances of becoming sick. Read below for ways to avoid getting sick with the cold or flu, or to shorten the length of the symptoms.
How to Avoid Getting a Cold or Flu
1. Boost Energy, Hydration, and Immunity
High-doses of vitamins promotes an improved immune response. Our bodies work hard to protect us from viral and bacterial infections. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight off illness. The human body does not produce vitamin C. It must be obtained from outside-the-body sources either by consuming citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges) or by taking supplements. IV Therapy delivers high doses of Vitamin C directly into the bloodstream for the body to start using immediately. New studies confirm that vitamin C supplementation shortens the duration and mitigates the severity of colds, while also preventing colds from developing.
When requesting an IV treatment for a cold or flu, ensure the IV drip includes high doses of vitamin C. This treatment can be taken as a preventative measure before, during or after a vacation, a business trip, or other high-stress situations.
Proper hydration is important to maintain each and every cell and system in your body working in its best ability. The human body is composed of 60% water – as such, even a slight dip in hydration can cause problems in your system, including headaches, fatigue, and even shakiness and anxiety. When you’re sick with the flu or cold, your body is putting in extra work to fight off illness. It is very important to remain hydrated to assist your body in repairing and recovery.
IV hydration therapy supports your body by immediately delivering essential fluids and electrolytes necessary for quick recovery. IV Therapy fluids are specially formulated to offer your system with the proper balance of electrolytes and key minerals needed for proper body functions. In fact, consuming extremely large amounts of water alone (h2o) either by drinking or intravenously can have its own adverse and dangerous effects on the body. That is why the IV solution must be properly balanced and only administered by medical professionals.
2. Get Plenty of Sleep
Your body regenerates while you sleep. Lack of sleep has an adverse effect on your immune system, making you vulnerable to falling ill with a cold or flu more easily. In fact, lack of sleep can sometimes be a sign of not being hydrated enough. IV therapy boosts both your hydration and immunity with a balance of fluids and electrolytes and vitamins essential to a good immune response.
3. Wash Your Hands
Your mother is always right! Do wash your hands, especially after being in high traffic areas and touching things such as doorknobs, door rails, and airplane trays and seats. This keeps harmful bacteria and viruses from infecting you and can lower your chances of getting sick.
Now that you know the best ways to avoid getting sick, you are better prepared to fight off a cold or flu. If, even after taking the precautions listed above you find yourself with a mild sickness, consider booking an IV therapy session. What would be even best, is a mobile service that can come to you to deliver essential vitamins and fluids to speed up your recovery.