There are multiple reasons why you may need IV hydration therapy. While it may seem like a comparatively extreme or invasive means of staying hydrated, IV hydration allows you to maximize your hydration in a way that traditional interventions, such as drinking water, do not. IV hydration is a safe, common, and minimally invasive means of making sure your body has all of the hydration elements it needs to counteract dehydration brought on by chronic and acute conditions. Some of the symptoms most commonly linked to dehydration include, but are not limited to:
- Fever and flu
- Diarrhea and intestinal distress
- Infrequent urination
- Dark-colored urine
- Excessive sweating
- Intense thirst
- and more
If you notice these symptoms persist, talk to your doctor to start getting IV hydration. This will require more than just drinking water or Gatorade. It will more than likely require a comprehensive cocktail of hydration vitamins and minerals to reverse the course of the symptoms.
In addition to the more urgent need for IV hydration, many quality-of-life issues can warrant this therapy to help people looking and feeling their best. Some of the main reasons you might need IV hydration treatment include:
1. Emergency hydration or medical concern
Let’s start with the basics, IV hydration is commonly used in emergency medical situations when you need an immediate infusion of vitamins and minerals. As scary as it is to admit, there may be times in our lives when we will be unable to respond to doctors’ or EMTs’ inquiries or be awake to take oral medication or drink water. In these emergency medical situations, you may not only need a quick infusion of medications but also fluids to make sure you don’t succumb to dehydration. Some of these specific examples include heart attack or stroke, acute trauma, excessive bleeding or loss of fluids, drug overdose, alcohol poisoning anaphylaxis, or a severe allergic reaction.
Your body depends on a steady and consistent flow of hydration to deal with function during these extremely high-pressure situations and everyday life. Adequate hydration helps you regulate your body temperature, it lubricates your joints and muscles, protects you against infections, delivers nutrients to cells, and keeps organs functioning properly. It also helps to improve the quality of your sleep, enhance your cognition, and elevate your mood.
There will be times when you’re dehydrated and the only way to regulate your hydration levels is through IV. As a general rule in everyday life, it’s recommended that you drink eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day and eat plenty of fruits and veggies to maintain proper hydration levels. When you find yourself struggling with a condition that causes dehydration, IV therapy may be the right way to go.
2. Malnutrition…Even if you don’t realize it
In some instances, we may be dehydrated and not realize until it’s too late and something urgent happens. We may be going about our day and start to feel faint. We may be lacking essential vitamins and minerals that aid in hydration without knowing it. In these cases, it’s imperative that you immediately replace the fluids in your body to continue proper organ function and restore your body to proper health. Even though you think you may be eating or drinking enough, your body may be missing certain fundamental vitamins and minerals that are needed to survive.
3. You overdid it during exercise
There’s a difference between being a little overheated after an intense workout and suffering from more serious dehydration. There’s a reason why we’re told to consistently drink water and take breaks between reps. Exercising elevates both heart rate and body temperature at intense levels, so it’s important to continue to circulate fluid throughout your body to regulate your temperature. Intense and prolonged exercise without stopping to drink water can lead to dehydration sooner than you think. While you may not feel like you’re dehydrated, it can creep up on you at any moment, leading to possible collapse or unconsciousness.
You can often prevent fitness-related dehydration by drinking enough water and monitoring the color of your urine for darkening or discoloration. There may be other times when IV hydration therapy is a viable option to help you quickly replace the fluids in your body. If you know you’re going to be doing a particularly hard workout one day during the week, consider scheduling an IV hydration appointment for IV hydration the same day. It’s also worth noting that the South Florida weather can routinely lead to overheating and dehydration. So be careful when you exercise outside!
There are specific hydration cocktails for athletes that offer sterile saline fluids, as well as those that restore your electrolytes. When you’re living in South Florida, IV hydration therapy can be a perfect solution to leave you rested, cooled, and refreshed no matter what your activity level may be. You don’t have to be a super athlete to reap the refreshing and rejuvenating benefits of hydration therapy.
4. Hydration to remedy a hangover
It’s understandable! After all, we live in South Florida, where there is a lot to do at night. Of course, one of the first things people do the morning after a fun night out is to start chugging their water or Gatorade. Waking up with a massive headache is something we all dread. Our customers will sometimes receive IV hydration therapy before or after they go out drinking so they can mitigate their hangover symptoms.
Our IV hydration therapy administers fluids, vitamins, and minerals directly into your bloodstream to bypass the absorption and get you feeling back to normal more quickly. We offer B-Complex vitamin therapy, Vitamin C therapy, and general hydration therapy to our customers so they can enjoy all that South Florida has to offer, without worrying about the consequences that come with hangovers!
5. You just need a “boost” of energy
Feeling tired, run-down, or fatigued from everyday life? Does your career or lifestyle leave you feeling depleted at the end of the week? While it’s recommended that we all take proper care of ourselves (diet, exercise, mental health, etc.), the reality for many is that we often neglect ourselves as we move through our daily lives. IV hydration helps us reclaim our health and ensure that our fluids are properly balanced so we can look and feel our best.
Many people also have special diets, whether permanent or temporary, that may leave us deprived of essential vitamins and minerals. IV hydration therapy can replace the vitamins that we lose when abstaining from consuming certain foods or beverages, like fruits or veggies.
Risks and side effects of IV hydration therapy
We understand that you may have questions about the side effects of hydration therapy, and we can assure you that it’s a safe and minimally invasive intervention. Some of the common mild side effects that people may experience include dizziness, lightheadedness, and pain or irritation at the injection site. Risks of IV hydration therapy may be compounded or magnified in older adults. It’s important to speak with your doctor about the benefits versus the risks of this therapy before making your decision.
IV Hydration Therapy at IVMeNow
Whether you’re looking for IV hydration therapy to manage a chronic or acute medical condition or to maintain your active lifestyle, IVMeNow is ready to provide professional, prompt, and reliable service from trained experts. Our team in South Florida will be glad to provide your treatment right in the comfort of your home. Treatment duration will vary based on age, health issues, and other factors. Contact our team today to learn more about this therapy and whether it’s the right choice for you. We accept multiple methods of payment to make the process more affordable. Start feeling your best now.