Knoxville, TN

10910 Kingston Pike, Suite 101 Knoxville, TN 37934

Morristown, TN

365 E Economy Rd, Morristown, TN 37814

Kingsport, TN

1880 N Eastman Rd, Kingsport, TN 37664

Jackson, TN

54 Exeter Road
Suite B
Jackson, TN 38305

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Infusion Therapy Treatment for Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide. Lupus symptoms include extreme fatigue, pain or swelling in the joints, headaches, mild fever, sensitivity to sunlight or fluorescent light, chest pain, hair loss, mouth and nose sores and numbness in the fingers or toes. While there is currently no cure for lupus, various treatments for lupus have been shown to help control the symptoms, manage the immune system’s response, and prevent other ailments that can result from the disease.
April 2023

The Treatment Of Addiction With Infusion Therapy

While IV therapy is often used to treat dehydration, nutrient deficiencies and various chronic conditions, it can also be used as part of a treatment plan for drug and alcohol addiction. One way that infusion therapy can help with addiction is by providing a more direct and immediate delivery of certain nutrients and medications that can help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. For example, IV therapy may be used to administer amino acids, vitamins and minerals that can help support the body during the detoxification process and reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms.
Mar 2023

The Myer’s Cocktail for General Wellness

The Myer’s Cocktail is a better-known infusion therapy that has actually been around for decades and was used to treat people suffering from a range of health conditions. Although contents may vary somewhat depending on the IV therapy provider of choice, the main ingredients in the Myer’s Cocktail are vitamin B12, Vitamin C and magnesium, which is delivered by a sterile saline solution. The Myer’s Cocktail has been used to treat asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other long-term conditions. There have also been positive reports about its ability to relieve fatigue, migraines, and upper respiratory tract infections.
Mar 2023

Infusion Therapy for Chronic Conditions

A chronic condition or illness is typically defined as ill health continuing for greater than one year regardless of the intensity, duration or frequency of symptoms. In addition, chronic illness can be a firm diagnosis, of unknown origin or somewhere in between. Even infrequent pain, nausea, headaches, dizziness, dysphoria or any of the many common symptoms of ill health can take a toll on the sufferer if they occur regularly.
FEB 2023

Infusion Therapy for Chronic Conditions

A chronic condition or illness is typically defined as ill health continuing for greater than one year regardless of the intensity, duration or frequency of symptoms. In addition, chronic illness can be a firm diagnosis, of unknown origin or somewhere in between. Even infrequent pain, nausea, headaches, dizziness, dysphoria or any of the many common symptoms of ill health can take a toll on the sufferer if they occur regularly.
FEB 2023

Infusion Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks your nerves, destroying their protective coating called the myelin. The progressive condition can lead to a host of debilitating symptoms including: Numbness or weakness in one or more limbs, Electric-shock sensations that occur with certain neck movements, Tremor, lack of coordination, or unsteady gait...etc
JAN 2023

IV Therapy For The Treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid eye disease—which can occur as a complication of the autoimmune disorder called Graves’ Disease—is characterized by progressive inflammation and damage to tissues around the eyes, especially the extraocular muscle and connective and fatty tissues. Nearly half of those with Graves’ disease develop some form of thyroid eye disease. Thyroid eye disease is characterized by an active disease phase in which progressive inflammation, swelling and tissue changes occur.
JAN 2023

IV Therapy For Nephritis

Nephritis is a condition in which the nephrons, the functional units of the kidneys, become inflamed. This inflammation, also called glomerulonephritis, can adversely affect kidney function. Nephritis is not an illness in and of itself; it is a condition that develops as a result of an underlying autoimmune disease like lupus or vasculitis, or because of a viral or bacterial infection, or from taking certain medications or their overuse.
DEC 2022

IV Therapy For C. Diff

Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a common bacteria often found in the soil, air and water. It is present in small amounts in a very small percentage of the population. Under normal circumstances, it doesn’t cause any harm. However, if C. diff is given room to grow, it multiplies and can crowd out the gut’s beneficial bacteria. This can occur during or after a course of antibiotics, which are meant to kill bacteria that cause infections, but also can wipe out the helpful bacteria.
DEC 2022

Infusion Therapy For Kidney Conditions

At Heartland Infusion Pharmacy, we provide IV therapy for various types of kidney disease and the associated anemia and inflammation that often accompanies them, as well as IV infusions to prevent transplant rejection. Infusion therapy for certain chronic kidney conditions can help reduce inflammation, pain, the need for dialysis and possibly even transplant.
Nov 2022

IV Therapy For Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy oxygen-rich red blood cells necessary for tissues throughout the body; it is among the most common types of anemia. The condition arises as its name implies because of insufficient iron. Without enough iron, your body can't produce enough of a certain protein (hemoglobin) that is one of the building blocks in red blood cells that enable them to do their job of oxygenation.
Oct 2022

Infusion Therapy For Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Everyone gets bloated, gassy, constipated or in urgent need of moving the bowels now and again, but when it happens regularly, it can be a real problem. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can be embarrassing to repeatedly cancel social plans or decline invitations—particularly when pushed for an explanation.
Sept 2022

Infusion Therapy at an Outpatient Center vs. The Hospital

While many chronic conditions can be managed with oral medications, some require, or are more effectively managed, using IV-infused medications, and for decades the only place to receive such care was the hospital. Now, however, with the growth of outpatient IV therapy centers, patients have a viable alternative.
August 2022

Infusion Therapy for Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. It manifests as joint pain accompanied by swelling, redness and limited range of motion. The pain usually comes on suddenly and can cause a sensation of warmth at the affected area. While there are more than 100 types of arthritis—each with varying causes, risk factors and symptoms—gout is among the most common.
July 2022

Infusion Therapy for Crohn's Disease

Managing many chronic conditions come with a host of associated challenges and difficulties in addition to the symptoms of the illness itself. Unfortunately, Crohn's disease--a chronic inflammation of the colon that causes sudden urges to have a bowel movement--can instill anxiety in the sufferer and has a stigma attached.
May 2022

Infusion Therapy for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone condition that mimics the same effect upon our bones as the aging process, but earlier and more quickly. Healthy bones are composed of a hard, protective outside perimeter called the cortex, inside of which is a hollow space called the medullary cavity, which contains marrow...
May 2022

RA and Infusion Therapy

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmue condition. However, it's not yet known what triggers your body's immune system to attack its own healthy tissue. Your immune system normally makes antibodies that attack bacteria and viruses, helping to fight infection.
May 2022

Recover Quickly from Mild Dehydration

Mild dehydation is actually a pretty common occurrence. Sometimes it's from consuming too much alcohol. Sometimes mild dehydration occurs as a result of participating in a high-endurance sporting event like a marathon. Still other times, mild dehydration occurs after extended bouts of vomiting and/or diarrhea from the flu, food poisoning or other illnesses, or from the nausea that sometimes accompanies chemotherapy.
May 2022

How to Ask Your Physician for a Referral to a Different Infusion Therapy Center

Perhaps the hospital atmosphere where you receive your regular IV therapy is beginning to get a little too impersonal and “hospital-like.”Maybe your physician has referred you to an independent provider that’s more comfortable, but you’ve experienced a few things there recently that rub you the wrong way.
Jan 2022

Finding a Support Group

At Heartland Infusion, many of our clients seek our services for chronic conditions. From Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn’s disease to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the list of sudden onset and long-term medical conditions warranting infusion therapy is long and diverse...
Nov 2021

Is Heartland Infusion Pharmacy Right for Me?

The proliferation of infusion therapy and IV therapy centers throughout the country has exploded, providing patients with many choices about where they receive their IV infusion treatments. However, all infusion therapy centers are not created equal. Following are qualities that the experts at Heartland Infusion Pharmacy suggest you look for when selecting an IV therapy center. ..
Sept 2021