Keen on trying IV treatment, you could be looking for trouble

Dr Fundile Nyathi, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions says there is a growing trend which started in the US and now seems to have made its way into South Africa of people going to doctors to get IV treatment.

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies.

But Nyathi says people, especially celebrities are doing it as a fashion statement, not that they have any kind of deficiency.

Local entertainer Zodwa Wabantu posted a picture of herself at Herrwood Medical Centre in Umhlanga on Instagram on Wednesday and later confirmed that she was indeed going in for Vitamins.

My view is that it is a dangerous practice if a deficiency has not been established, however, money talks and people want to be seen to be making it.

Dr Fundile Nyathi, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions

As a medical doctor, I would honestly not do that...

Dr Fundile Nyathi, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions

There is no scientific basis that when you administer this it will then result in an improvement in the health status of a person.

Dr Fundile Nyathi, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions

In fact, they run the danger of causing toxicity, that is overloading the body with things that the body doesn't need.

Dr Fundile Nyathi, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions

To hear the rest of the conversation with Dr Fundi Nyathi, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
#Depression: 'Systems are in place, people just don't know where to go' - SADAG

#Depression: 'Systems are in place, people just don't know where to go' - SADAG

Depression has been brought back into the spotlight after what is believed to be the third suicide at Wits University this year.

[LISTEN] Does 'Queen Bee' syndrome really exist?

[LISTEN] Does 'Queen Bee' syndrome really exist?

Mpumelelo Sibiya explores the theory that woman in a position of authority treat subordinates more critically if they are female.

[WATCH] Xolani Gwala launches #Change4Cancer

[WATCH] Xolani Gwala launches #Change4Cancer

Radio host Xolani Gwala starts a wide-reaching campaign with a discussion raising awareness for cancer testing and treatment.

Doctors perform groundbreaking surgery between HIV+ mother and HIV- child

Doctors perform groundbreaking surgery between HIV+ mother and HIV- child

Wits Donald Gordon Med Centre transplant surgeon & transplantation director Professor Jean Botha gives details about the surgery.

'SA sees 44% drop in new HIV infections'

'SA sees 44% drop in new HIV infections'

Professor Francois Venter sits down with Eusebius McKaiser to speak about the fight against HIV and Aids in recent years.

 We're making progress in fight against HIV/Aids - Bhekisisa Director Mia Malan

We're making progress in fight against HIV/Aids - Bhekisisa Director Mia Malan

Dir. at Bhekisa Health Journalism Centre Mia Malan chats about the conference, and how they're combatting the fight against AIDS.

What men need to know about checking for prostate cancer

What men need to know about checking for prostate cancer

Urologist and sexual health expert Dr Shingai Mutambirwa says it's vital for men above 40 to check their prostates annually.

Popular articles
BE WARNED: Heavy traffic set to hit Nasrec on Saturday due to derby, festival

BE WARNED: Heavy traffic set to hit Nasrec on Saturday due to derby, festival

Johannesburg Metro Police's Wayne Minnar suggests alternate routes for music festival goers and soccer fans.

'SA is certainly one of best prepared countries in our region for coronavirus'

'SA is certainly one of best prepared countries in our region for coronavirus'

South African Health Products Authority chairperson Helen Rees they have done their best to train healthcare professionals.

EFF reach Megwatt Park despite heavy downpours

EFF reach Megwatt Park despite heavy downpours

Eyewitness News Edwin Ntshidi says members of the Economic Freedom Fighters were to hand over their memorandum.

[VIDEOs] Heavy rains cause havoc on roads

[VIDEOs] Heavy rains cause havoc on roads

Motorists share videos on Twitter about heavy traffic and floods on the roads.

[WATCH] The Soil back in studio and working on new music

[WATCH] The Soil back in studio and working on new music

Two members of the group joined Azania Mosaka for this week's 702 Unplugged ahead of their concert at Silverstar Casino Ballroom.

Pearl Thusi: The fact that we are in charge of the narrative is very important

Pearl Thusi: The fact that we are in charge of the narrative is very important

The actress says what is really powerful for her about the new show 'Queen Sono' is that the entire ark is driven by women.

SA citizens repatriation: 'We have no idea when Wuhan lockdown will be lifted'

SA citizens repatriation: 'We have no idea when Wuhan lockdown will be lifted'

Department of Health acting director-general Dr Anban Pillay explains why it was necessary to have South Africans returned.

Mandisa Mashego cagey on her talks with EFF leadership over 'internal matters'

Mandisa Mashego cagey on her talks with EFF leadership over 'internal matters'

The Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) Gauteng chairperson Mandisa Mashego was reacting reports and speculation that she had recently resigned as the party's Gauteng chairperson over tensions within the party.

 Adam Catzavelos hit with R50k fine for racist remarks

Adam Catzavelos hit with R50k fine for racist remarks

Should he commit another crimen injuria crime, Catzavelos would need to pay the fine or go to jail.

[LISTEN] Sex is not limited to penetration

[LISTEN] Sex is not limited to penetration

Dr Eve talks about the expectation of penetration and how men who suffer from erectile problems can look at sexuality differently.