Nausea is a terrible feeling almost everyone is familiar with. Whether it be from something that doesn’t agree with your stomach, a bad night’s sleep, pregnancy, stress, anxiety, stomach acidity, gastrointestinal disorders, dehydration, menstrual side-effects, or tons more challenges, nausea comes in many forms. For some people, a simple Tums can remedy the problem. For others, though, chronic nausea can persist for months or years with seemingly no solution.
Fortunately, Vitamin Infusions Therapy can help people find relief for nausea, headaches, dehydration, and other ailments. Read below to find out more!
What Causes Nausea?
Nausea can be caused by multiple factors, which can sometimes make it difficult to diagnose. It is always recommended that anyone struggling with nausea talk to their general physician or a gastrointestinal doctor before trying any medical solutions, particularly if the nausea is persistent. If the nausea is so intense that the patient can neither eat nor drink for multiple hours, it’s safest to go to the ER to prevent severe dehydration. It’s always safest, most effective, and highly recommended to discuss any nausea symptoms with a doctor.
Some of the most common causes of nausea are:
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Low quality sleep
- Menstrual/Menopausal side effects
- Motion sickness
- Food poisoning
- Strong emotional fluctuations
- Concussion or brain injury
- Overeating/Food reaction
- Alcohol reaction
- And many more…
Vitamin Infusion Therapy for Nausea
One of the best ways to manage nausea are with vitamin infusions. Particularly if someone struggles with persistent nausea, vitamin infusion therapy (VIT) can provide a safe, effective, and reliable way to administer relief to patients. Additionally, VIT provides a variety of vitamins, minerals, and optional add-on medications that rehydrate and replenish the body.
VIT is administered through IV, which means that all vitamins, minerals, and medication are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Particularly for nausea, this allows for almost immediate relief. A VIT treatment can range from 20 minutes to over an hour, depending on the exact treatment. A certified, experienced practitioner administers the IV and is constantly monitoring the patient to assure that the treatment is effective and that the patient is comfortable. Here at Virginia Infusion Therapy Center, our rooms are especially comfortable with high-quality recliners and soft, low-lighting to emphasize relaxation during treatment.
How To Soothe Nausea?
For VIT treatments made to help soothe nausea, the medication Zofran (or ondansetron) is added to the vitamin “cocktail.” Zofran is an antiemetic and selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist prescribed for the treatment of nausea and vomiting due to various causes, making it the go-to medication for intense or persistent nausea.
While available in oral tablets, Zofran is most effective when administered through IV. Sometimes, the tablet’s potency is lost during digestion, leaving more severe cases of nausea unresolved. On the other hand, IV allows the bloodstream to absorb Zofran instantly and retains most of its strength. Additionally, Zofran through IV is often more comfortable for patients, since oral tablets or pills can be uncomfortable for those with nausea, or even trigger vomiting.
NOTE: Always talk with your doctor before trying VIT treatments or new medications. Zofran and VIT treatments are not recommended for pregnant mothers.
How Often Will I Need Infusion Therapy?
Zofran when mixed into a solution is administered slowly over the period of the IV treatment, usually on a low dose. Depending on the cause and persistency of nausea and other factors, the VIT doctor can determine how often infusion therapy is recommended to treat nausea. For some patients, it could be multiple times a week. For others, it may be every once in a while. Various factors must be taken into account before determining exact consistency, which is why communication with the doctor and practitioners is of utmost importance. After all, the VIT treatment is customized for the patient to deliver the best results.
Vitamin Infusions Treat More Than Just Nausea
Here at Virginia Infusions Therapy Center, Zofran and nausea treatment is mixed in with our “cocktail” solutions, meaning patients can address various issues with one mixture. We offer a variety of vitamin infusions for multiple needs such as Immunity Boost (Vitamin C, Zinc, and B Complex), Recovery & Performance (an amino acid blend, B complex, carnitine, lysine, vitamin C, etc.), Inner Beauty (B complex, vitamin C, Folic acid, COq10 1, glutathione, vitamin B12, etc.), and the classic Myer’s Cocktail (Magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, vitamin B12, vitamin C, B complex, etc.). We also offer add-ons like Zofran and more.
Ultimately, Vitamin Infusion Therapy is meant to provide relief and rejuvenation to patients in an effective and safe way. An IV infusion therapy may be precisely what you need to boost your wellbeing. We would love schedule a consultation with you to discuss how we can help you find relief from nausea and feel better again. Contact us below!