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6 Questions to Ask About IV Therapy

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a medical treatment used in hospitals throughout the United States. In fact, 4 out of 5 hospital patients wind up receiving an IV, making it one of the more common procedures administered in clinical settings. Essentially, IV therapy is the delivery of fluids, blood, or medication directly into a patient’s system via the veins.

The main benefit of this treatment is its capability to deliver drugs and/or fluids into a patient’s bloodstream quickly and effectively. Your body can absorb 100% of the vitamins taken this way as opposed to approximately 20% of the amount taken orally because of the digestive tract. Nevertheless, sticking needles into people’s veins still generates lots of questions. For this reason, we have included some of the most common questions people ask about IV therapy below.

Questions to Ask Vein Doctors

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Vein Doctor

If you’ve been plagued by spider veins, varicose veins, or other vein problems for some time, you should do something about them before things get more serious. The more time you spend thinking about your veins instead of treating them, the greater your chance of developing complications such as deep vein thrombosis, which can be life-threatening.

Whether you’re experiencing pain from bulging veins, or they are just generally unsightly, it’s important to find an experienced vein specialist whom you can trust. Having a qualified, capable, and knowledgeable venous disease specialist is essential to improving your vein health. For this reason, we’ve put together five of the most important questions to ask your vein doctor prior to treatment.

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Stress Management

Tips for Stress Management

No matter who you are or where you live or how much money you have, we can all count on a certain amount of stress in our lives. While the idea of a stress-free life may sound wonderful, it is not really a realistic goal. What many people don’t take into account is how too much stress can impact their health. High stress levels can take their toll on both your emotional and your physical health.

Disease Management

What Are Disease Management Programs?

You may have heard the term disease management used a bit more in healthcare over the past few years. Essentially, disease management programs teach patients how to deal with a chronic disease.  They focus upon getting patients to understand how to take care of themselves. As a result, patients learn how to avoid problems and how to keep their existing health problems from getting worse.

Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness and How Can It Affect You

You may have heard the term spiritual wellness thrown around quite a bit without knowing exactly what it means. Many people use it, but not many people take the time to explain it. Generally, spiritual wellness is concerned with finding a greater purpose for your life and having a firm understanding of the values and beliefs that guide one’s actions. It doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with being deeply religious or living your life according to a strict set of rules and cultural norms. Nevertheless, it may help to explore spiritual wellness and why it is important in people’s lives.

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Noninvasive Cosmetic Procedures to Help You Look Younger

It’s pretty safe to say that most women of a certain age are concerned about the physical signs of aging. Age spots, wrinkles, and dark circles are just a few of the things that keep women, and some men, angling for ways to look younger. Although plastic surgery seems to be more popular than ever these days, it does carry considerable risks along with some pretty steep costs. Fortunately, there are some noninvasive cosmetic procedures that can take years off your appearance without forcing you to go under the knife.