Maintaining brain health is important for maintaining cognitive, mental, and emotional skills. As we age, changes in our body are normal. However, taking steps to help slow any decline in memory can make a big difference! Patients in Chicago, Illinois who are interested in improving brain health with ALA can reach out to Dr. Skura for this unique IV therapy to promote brain health.
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant that is naturally made in the body. Antioxidants attack free radicals, or waste products that are created when the body transforms food into energy. ALA can easily pass into the brain and may help to protect the nerve and brain tissue. While ALA can be found in some foods such as red meat, organ meats, and brewer’s yeast, ALA infusions are a safe way to gain the benefits of treatment, quickly.
ALA brain infusion may be beneficial for:
- Overall brain health
- May prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
Prior to your ALA Brain infusion, a consultation with Dr. Skura is required to ensure you are an ideal candidate. ALA may have possible interactions with those taking certain diabetes medications, chemotherapy medications, and thyroid medications, so a discussion regarding your health history and medication list is important.
Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate, you can begin your ALA infusion treatment. An IV will be placed into your arm, which may feel like a slight pricking sensation. Your infusion appointment may be completed in less than an hour. During this time, you are free to relax in our comfortable and tranquil office setting. Many patients read, browse the internet, or even nap during their infusion!
There is no downtime required for ALA IV infusions, so you can feel free to drive yourself home and return to your normal routine. Some mild side effects from IV infusions may include redness, tenderness, and swelling at the IV injection site. However, these effects are temporary and will resolve quickly. Dr. Skura will discuss your exact treatment plan with you before you leave the office.
If you are interested in learning more about ALA infusions for brain health, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Skura at Art Aesthetica in Chicago, Illinois today. She will review your medical history and overall health to create a personalized treatment plan for you.