Whether you’re undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or will have surgery to remove a tumor, home infusion therapy is a great complementary therapy to any traditional cancer treatment. We can administer intravenous medication in addition to the saline solution and vitamins in our IV infusions. Here are five great ways home infusion therapy can help cancer patients.
Home infusion therapy is a specialized treatment in which patients receive intravenous fluids, vitamins, and/or medications without having to go to a clinic. These vitamins (and medications, if applicable) usually take 30 – 60 minutes to administer and can help improve how you feel.
We work with your healthcare provider to ensure that you get the best care possible at whatever stage you are at in your cancer treatment. One of our certified nurses brings the appointment to you so that you can enjoy all the benefits of infusion therapy in the comfort of your home.
We service Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and more Southern California neighborhoods. Contact us to see if we can bring home infusion therapy to you.
IV Fluids Provide Fast and Thorough Hydration
Staying hydrated is essential for everyone on a daily basis. Your body is made up of 60% water, after all. Your cells need to have a baseline of fluids to function normally. The need for proper hydration is especially important when you’re in recovery, when your cells are working overtime to make repairs to your body.
IV fluids consist of saline solution, a hydrating combination of sterile water and sodium chloride. When administered directly into your veins, these fluids are instantly available to your cells for immediate use.
Preventing dehydration can be difficult for some people undergoing cancer treatment due to symptoms such as nausea or vomiting. IV fluids circumvent these problems by bypassing your stomach altogether. With IV fluids, you can rehydrate your body within minutes.
IV Fluids Bypass Your Stomach
IV infusions for cancer patients are especially valuable for people who are having trouble with nausea or keeping food and liquids down. Nausea is a common symptom of cancer treatment. Not only can nausea impact how much fluid you can comfortably drink, it can impact how easily you can ingest medication. Your medications are added to your IV infusion, which is in turn administered directly into your bloodstream.
Not only can you avoid feeling nauseous, IV medications are fully absorbed by your body, which brings us to our next point.
Medications and Supplements are Fully Absorbed
When you take an oral supplement or medication, your digestive process strips away much of the usable amount. What this means is that oral supplements have lower relative bioavailability (the amount your body can effectively use) than IV-administered vitamins and medications.
Cancer treatments take a lot out of your body. IV infusions can quickly and efficiently replenish depletions of vitamins and nutrients by quickly and thoroughly restoring these elements. IV infusions give your body a stronger platform to work from while you’re in recovery.
IV Therapy Flushes out Toxins and Free Radicals
In addition to restoring vitamins and hydrating your body, IV treatments can flush out toxins from your body. Antioxidant vitamins bind to damaging free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can cause cellular damage.
Free radicals are produced naturally by your body during illness, as well as during day-to-day life. IV therapy can help remove them from your body. The less damage there is to your cells, the less damage your body has to repair.
Why Choose MedicoRX?
MedicoRX is ideal for cancer patients because we are your one-stop shop for all of your medication needs. Whether you need prescription refills or at-home IV infusions, we make it easy for you to get the care you need on your time and schedule.
We work with your healthcare and insurance providers to streamline the process as much as possible. We offer followup appointments and 24/7 nurse support for answers to your health questions at any time of day – all in the convenience of your home.
Give us a call or book online today. We’re excited to help you manage your health and feel your best.