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Vitamin and Magnesium Intravenous Infusions (IVs) can provide a quick and vigorous boost to your immune system, enhancing your body's ability to heal itself and maintain its optimal level of health. At the Kaplan Center we prescribe Vitamin and Magnesium IVs for a variety of reasons, one of which is to help shorten the duration of acute illnesses, such as colds and flu.

 

One of my patients felt so strongly about the role of Vitamin IVs in helping him avoid upper respiratory illness that he volunteered his endorsement.

 

In addition to helping to boost your immune system during the cold season, Vitamin IVs can: 

  • Accelerate tissue regeneration and protect against secondary infections when taken prior to and immediately following surgery;
  • Help to diminish many of the symptoms associated with chronic pain and illness including muscle and joint pain, asthma, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes and hypoglycemia, fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches, and premenstrual syndrome; and
  • Help support your immune system throughout arduous medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation; 

Vitamins and minerals are the building blocks of good health, and without them, the body's ability to mend itself is undermined. Increasing your body's vitamin and mineral levels also can help you avoid illness and make a faster, stronger recovery if you do come down with a cold or flu.

 

I've also attached links to two news articles -- the first is about how exercise can help reduce your chances of catching a coldThe other describes how increasing numbers of people suffering with a cold or flu drag themselves to work -- thus prolonging their illness and spreading the infections to others. If you do get sick with a cold or flu this season, by all means, stay home, rest, and take good care of yourself!  In the event that you have a high fever (over 100.5 degrees), please call us immediately at 703-532-4892, so that we can give you immediate, personal assistance.

 

As always, you have our best wishes for your optimal health,   

 

Dr. Gary Kaplan