How IV Nutrient Therapy is Supporting Immune Health in Patients with Lupus
Lupus is an inflammatory disease and is caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues. Lupus patients can experience fatigue, joint pain, kidney problems, skin rashes, and fevers; these symptoms can periodically worsen and then improve. While there isn’t a cure for lupus, there are alternative lupus treatments that focus on improving the quality of life of the patient. IV nutrient therapy is a treatment used to help control the symptoms and minimize flare-ups.
What is IV Therapy?
IV nutrition therapy (also known as IV Therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances directly into the patient’s bloodstream. By doing this, the digestive system is bypassed and nutrients are brought directly to the body’s organs. Taking vitamins or other substances orally means the nutrients need to pass through the liver, stomach and the intestines, making many substances rendered inactive in the digestive tract and reducing their potency. When nutrients are directly administered to the body, the immune system receives a boost and deficiencies are supplemented. Furthermore, the increased blood levels can provide an immediate therapeutic response by correcting deficiencies that may have occurred from a disease state.
How Does IV Nutrient Therapy Help Lupus?
Due to the substances being administered directly to the body’s organs, an immediate therapeutic response can be seen. Since the immune system is directly involved with Lupus, IV nutrient therapy can give the immune system a boost, which can help diminish Lupus symptoms. There are many different types of vitamin infusions that can help with the effects of Lupus, including:
Vitamin C Infusion: A healthy immune system and healthy metabolic functions depend upon adequate amounts of Vitamin C. Conditions such as hepatitis, chronic viruses, mononucleosis, fatigue, and poor immunity can improve with this infusion. While digesting high dosages of this vitamin is not ideal, an infusion of it allows it to last longer.
Vitamin B Infusion: Another vitamin that can increase immunity is Vitamin B. This vitamin also provides more energy and can improve PMS, migraines, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, addictions, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Having healthy stores of B vitamins can help prevent diseases and reduce the severity of existing conditions such as Lupus.
Glutathione: There are three amino acids that make up this nutrient that are responsible for detoxifying cells and produce lymphocytes to fight infections and viruses. Normal immune function can occur only if this is present. This nutrient can also help the body strengthen itself against the flu, colds, cancer, viruses, and other illnesses.
Immune Enhancement: A combination of high dose of vitamin C, B complex vitamins, Magnesium, trace minerals, and Glutathione are infused directly into the body to enhance the immune system.
All of the above vitamin infusions have their own benefits and can be used together or separately. However, what they all have in common is to strengthen the immune system, which is the main component of Lupus that should be addressed. When the immune system gets stronger, symptoms can become less and can result in a higher quality of life.
There is hope for autoimmune disorders such as Lupus. If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of Lupus, they do not have to accept their condition. At Angel Longevity, we use an integrative approach that helps treat the underlying causes of lupus to reduce the symptoms and improve your quality of life. If you would like to improve your health and find out more about how IV nutrient therapy can help you, please call Los Angeles Lupus specialist, Dr. Anju Mathur at (818) 930-5706.