IV Therapy Specialist

Anna Cheng, MD -  - Medical Aesthetics Specialist

Anna Cheng, MD

Medical Aesthetics Specialist located in Rowland Heights, CA

Nearly 75% of Americans don’t drink enough water and may suffer from chronic dehydration. At her practice in Rowland Heights, California, Dr. Anna Cheng offers intravenous (IV) therapy to address acute and chronic cases of dehydration, as well as nutritional deficiencies, with ongoing and same-day treatments. This innovate therapy replenishes your body with fluids and nutrients it needs, providing broad health benefits. If you’re eager to learn more about IV therapy, call or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Cheng is accepting patients from Diamond Bar, Walnut, West Covina, Hacienda Heights, Whittier, Alhambra, Yerba Linda, Pomona and Fullerton. She's accepting patients from all of Los Angeles County.

IV Therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy refers to treatment that delivers valuable nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and electrolytes, directly into your bloodstream. Because Dr. Cheng administers these nutrients directly into your veins, the therapeutic benefits of IV therapy are fast-acting.

What is IV therapy used for?IV Therapy

IV therapy is a common procedure that helps replenish your body’s essential substances to ensure optimal health and wellness.

During your regular visits to Dr. Cheng’s office, she may recommend IV therapy if she detects conditions like chronic dehydration or vitamin deficiencies. IV therapy can also restore your electrolyte balance, improving your nerve, heart, and muscle function.

The first step in IV therapy involves a thorough exam to determine your treatment needs and desires. If you’re suffering from chronic dehydration or a vitamin deficiency — especially a deficiency of vitamins A or C — Dr. Cheng works with you to identify any potential underlying causes, such as a pre-existing condition, poor dietary habits, or lifestyle factors, that may play a role.

Dr. Cheng seeks to understand your condition thoroughly, so she can administer the most effective IV treatment.

How does IV therapy work?

Dr. Cheng inserts a short catheter into your vein to administer fluids customized to your needs. It’s a routine procedure and is usually completed in 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

Dr. Cheng works with you to develop a customized treatment plan, which includes the frequency of treatments, depending on the specifics of your condition.

The treatment can be done on the same day as consultation to rehydrate your body and provide relief. 

Is IV therapy safe?

IV therapy is very safe and an excellent way to address nutritional deficiencies and dehydration. Complications of IV therapy are very rare; however, as with any procedure, there are potential side effects, including:

  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Pain
  • Redness or swelling at the treatment site
  • Damage to blood vessels
  • Blood clots

 

If you notice anything out of the ordinary during or after treatment, let Dr. Cheng know right away.

If you’d like to learn more about the health benefits of IV therapy, call or use the online booking tool to schedule a free consultation today.