Get the 411 on Infusion Therapy

gerdawarenessInfusion therapy is the administration of medication and/or fluids through a needle or catheter. While that may sound like a less-than-pleasant experience, this method of treatment is lifesaving for those who can’t receive medications or fluids orally due to the severity of their condition(s). Infusion therapy may be performed as an at-home service. It can also be done at an infusion therapy center or a local hospital.

What are the benefits of infusion therapy?

To start, patients have immediate relief from their symptoms following infusion therapy. That’s because the medication or fluids they desperately need—but can’t consume—are injected directly into the bloodstream to ensure fast delivery. In the case of those with gastrointestinal disorders, it also reduces the risk of complication or symptom flare-ups.

In addition, infusion therapy allows the body to absorb the nutrients it needs to thrive when digesting them normally isn’t an option. An example might be supplying iron supplements via infusion therapy for those with iron deficiency anemia. (Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells due to low levels of iron in the body.)

What does DHC use infusion therapy for?

At Digestive Healthcare Center (DHC), we specialize in providing intravenous infusion therapy services to patients living with severe gastrointestinal issues. These disorders can make retaining medication difficult for patients and may also leave them severely dehydrated.

For these patients, we are able to offer the following with the help of infusion therapy:

  • Hydration for dehydration and certain gastrointestinal conditions, such as Crohn’s disease
  • Iron infusion therapy for those who have trouble ingesting iron supplements through the gastrointestinal system, such as iron deficiency anemia
  • Disease-specific specialty drug therapies with medications, such as Remicade and Entyvio, to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease

Why do infusion therapy at DHC?

Simply put, having infusion therapy performed at a hospital can be extremely expensive, which is the last thing patients with a severe condition need. Also, having the procedure done in a hospital setting increases the risk of developing an infection.

As a comprehensive practice, we pride ourselves on our commitment to cleanliness and patient safety. We offer an advanced, cost-effective alternative with our very own infusion therapy program and ensure that patients receive the best care possible.

We employ expertly trained physicians, nurses and medical staff to each and every patient at our exclusive infusion center. We also partner with referring physicians on the infusion therapy treatments so that patients receive a full range of care.

To learn more about infusion therapy or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

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