You can catch a cold or the flu any time of the year, but we usually see an uptick in infections starting in October. There are a couple of reasons you’re more likely to catch these viral infections during the colder months of the year, and one has to do with your immune system.
At Interventional Pain Associates in Austin, Texas, we take a compassionate and holistic approach to pain management. Our pain specialist, Dr. Sarosh Saleemi, treats your whole health, not your symptoms.
Good nutrition is a key factor in boosting health and wellness, and we know how hard it is to eat right all the time. So we offer intravenous (IV) therapy to support nutritional health.
Here, we want to tell you how IV therapy can boost your immune system and help you get through the cold and flu season.
How cold weather affects immunity
Many people associate cold weather with sicknesses like the cold and flu. While it’s not the cold itself that causes these viral infections, cooler temperatures can make you more susceptible to getting sick.
One of the reasons you’re more likely to get a cold or flu infection during the winter is because these viruses thrive in the dry, cold conditions. The cold, dry weather also lowers your body’s immune response, making you more susceptible to infections.
IV therapy for immune health
Eating a balanced diet benefits every aspect of your health, including your immunity. Your immune system needs an adequate supply of energy and nutrients to function effectively.
Some of the nutrients your immune system needs include:
- Vitamins A, C, and D
- B vitamins
If your diet is less than ideal, you may use supplements to meet nutrient deficiencies. But during cold and flu season, dietary supplements may not give your immune system the boost it needs to adequately protect you.
IV therapy is a quick and efficient way to deliver the nutrients your immune system needs for optimal functioning at. We offer many IV treatments to meet a wide range of needs, including overall wellness and immune function. We also offer IV therapy for autoimmune conditions.
Other tips for staying healthy
IV therapy is one tool you can use to help you stay healthy during cold and flu season. But it’s only one piece of the wellness puzzle. We also encourage you to drink plenty of fluids, get an adequate amount of sleep, and find healthy ways to manage stress.
We understand the toll chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia take on your physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Taking a holistic approach allows us to address every aspect of your health affected by your pain, reducing symptoms and boosting quality of life.
IV therapy allows us to rapidly improve your nutritional health, boosting energy, immune health, and overall well-being.
Call our office or click the online booking button to schedule a consultation and learn more about IV therapy and how it can benefit your immune health.