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Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

Posted Oct 24th, 2022 in Naturopathic Medicine, News, Tips

Intravenous Infusion of Nutrients and Vitamins is a very effective means of achieving an adequate level of Nutrients in a patient’s body. This article:  focuses on the reasons, clinical manifestations, and treatment of nutrient deficiencies.

There are many reasons why people are deficient in Nutrients such as eating non-healthy foods such as fatty foods, eating carbohydrate-rich foods, and eating highly processed foods such as burgers, sausages, and processed pepperoni. Lack of greens, veggies, and fruits in foods can contribute to Nutritional deficiencies as well.

Not only eating low-nutritious foods contributes to nutritional deficiencies, but also issues with the digestive system such as frequent bowel motions, inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis), IBS, and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) are many other reasons for the poor nutrition.

So, if someone has a poor diet and also has digestive troubles, you can imagine how much their nutrition is depleted,  and how much they need to help to support their nutrition.

Poor nutrition can result in many health problems for example anemia, poor growth for children, hair loss, skin dryness, nail changes, poor immune system, and weight changes (either over or underweight).

Giving nutrients by mouth (orally) is a very convenient way of nutrition support and is considered the ultimate destination of nutrition support for people with poor nutrition.

Oral Nutrition can work for most patients, however, there are a few patients for whom oral nutrition may not work well initially and they may need to start with Intravenous Nutrition before they are ready to start on oral nutrition.

Examples of situations where Intravenous Nutrition is required are patients who cannot take nutrition by mouth due to severe nausea/vomiting,  or issues related to inadequate swallowing of food. Also, patients with poor diet absorption and severe nutrient deficiencies such as severe inflammatory bowel disease or severe digestive disorders.

The advantages of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy over standard oral nutrition are many such as the higher concentration of the nutrients in patient’s blood as compared to oral nutrition, also bypassing the gut, so patients with poor digestion or gut inflammation can benefit a lot from Intravenous Nutrient therapy.

If you have any questions about Intravenous Nutrient therapy don’t hesitate to contact us

Toronto  https://www.ontarionaturopathicclinic.ca/site/contact-toronto 

Grimsby https://www.ontarionaturopathicclinic.ca/site/contact-grimsby 


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