IV Therapy Specialist

Celebrity Medical Center

Eldar Baigabatov, MD

Functional Medicine Specialist & Internist located in Winter Garden, FL

If you’ve been feeling run down, get sick a lot, or have symptoms you can’t explain, it could be due to a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Eldar Baigabatov, MD, of Celebrity Medical Center in Winter Garden, Florida, is an experienced physician and expert in integrative medicine, who uses IV therapy to boost levels of micronutrients and amino acids, thereby restoring balance to your body and optimizing good health. Call Celebrity Medical Center today to find out more about the benefits of IV therapy, or book an appointment using the online tool.

IV Therapy

What is IV therapy?

IV (intravenous) therapy is a way of introducing vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into your bloodstream, rather than relying on the absorption of these essential micronutrients from food. Many people don’t consume adequate quantities of micronutrients and even those who do don’t necessarily benefit from what they consume.

The problem is that when food goes through your digestive system, the processes of breaking it down and extracting the nutrients aren’t always efficient. This means that even if you are consuming the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals, your body might not be absorbing and using everything you’re taking in.

IV therapy addresses this problem by putting the micronutrients straight into your blood, bypassing the gastrointestinal system altogether.

There are many different types of IV infusions, the most well-known being the original Myer’s cocktail, named after its inventor Dr. John Myers, which contains magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. Dr. Eldar selects the best infusion for each patient based on their symptoms.

 

Why would I need IV therapy?

Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are vital to the healthy functioning of organs and tissues, including the brain. Serious deficiencies can cause life-threatening diseases, but even a mild deficiency can lead to symptoms severe enough to impact o your health and well-being and reduce the quality of life.

One of the cornerstones of good health is leading a healthy lifestyle that includes eating a varied, well-balanced diet because research proves the correlation between major health problems and the quality of your diet. If you aren’t absorbing the micronutrients you need, you could develop common symptoms such as:

  • Headaches
  • Skin problems
  • Dull hair and brittle nails
  • Digestive upsets
  • Fatigue

Receiving IV therapy ensures you aren’t lacking in any vital micronutrient that could be causing these symptoms. IV therapy could also provide benefits for people suffering from a wide range of health conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Colitis
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Endocrine conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Neurological conditions

IV therapy also helps to boost the immune system.

 

What happens during an IV therapy session?

You receive IV therapy through a vein. Dr. Eldar puts a small needle into your arm that attaches via a slim tube to a drip. The vitamin infusion enters your arm in carefully measured quantities over a 30-45 minute period.

The feeling of the needle going in is similar to having an injection, but if you’re concerned about it hurting or you have a heightened sensitivity to pain, you can have a numbing cream applied to the area where the IV needle goes.

Find out more about the benefits of IV therapy by calling Celebrity Medical Center today, or book an appointment online.