Are you feeling a bit lackluster and can’t quite put your finger on what is making you feel this way? You may be dehydrated and need a batch of IV fluids to bring you back to life again. 

Your total body is comprised of over 60% water. Your brain and heart are 73% water, your kidneys 79%, and your skin 64%. For this reason, it is clear that if you are not getting enough water, your body may simply have no choice but to shut down. 

Let’s take a look at how one becomes dehydrated and discuss the easiest and fastest remedy to refresh and rejuvenate your entire body.  

Causes of Dehydration

You become dehydrated when you don’t drink enough fluid to replace what you have lost. There are several factors that can cause you to become dehydrated. If you are doing a lot of physical exercise and are not replacing fluids that you are losing through sweat, you may become dehydrated. If you work outdoors in hot weather, this can also be a contributing factor. Your diet can also be the cause. 

If you have become ill and are having persistent vomiting and diarrhea, this may also be the problem. Drinking too much alcohol can also dehydrate your body. When you get a headache after you have been drinking, that is an indicator that your body is dehydrated. 

Symptoms of Dehydration

Not sure if you are in need of an IV Drip Treatment for Dehydration? Let’s discuss some of the most common symptoms of being dehydrated.

Logically, if you feel very thirsty, that is a strong sign that you are already dehydrated. Your mouth may be dry, and your skin may be as well. You may feel tired or lethargic when you are dehydrated, and may get dizzy when you stand up. If your urine is a dark color, instead of light yellow or almost clear, you are in need of fluids. You may also notice that you are urinating or sweating less than you usually are. 

Should you experience any of the following symptoms, your dehydration may be life-threatening, and you should get immediate care:

  • Rapid heartbeat and/or breathing
  • Fainting
  • Confusion
  • Shock
  • No urination

Who Is Most at Risk for Dehydration?

Though anyone can become dehydrated, there are particular groups of people that are more at risk than others. 

  • Senior citizens have a tendency to not take in enough fluids as many lose their sense of thirst as they age. 
  • Babies and young kids, as they have vomiting or diarrhea quite often
  • Individuals who have kidney issues, diabetes or cystic fibrosis because it causes them to sweat and urinate more frequently
  • People who take medications that cause frequent sweating or urination
  • Those who work outdoors during the summertime

What Is IV Rehydration?

Rehydration is basically the opposite of dehydration. When you rehydrate yourself, you are taking in fluids, salts, and electrolytes that your body so desperately needs in order to be able to function. IV rehydration refers to taking in these required fluids through an IV drip as opposed to drinking them. During an IV drip, an IV gets inserted into a vein, and a special mixture of electrolytes, salts, vitamins and minerals flows directly into your bloodstream. 

Are IV Fluids Safe?

Absolutely. There is a reason why when you go to the hospital and the nurses suspect that you may be dehydrated, they immediately set you up with IV fluids to rehydrate you. When someone is severely hydrated, it is possible that their organs could shut down. Receiving fluids through an IV is not only safe, it can save lives.

Benefits of an IV Drip Treatment

The main benefit of getting an IV drip treatment for dehydration is that it is absorbed by your body very quickly. This is due to the fact that it doesn’t have to take the time to pass through your digestive tract to make it to all of your vital organs. Because it is injected through a vein, it goes directly into your bloodstream instead. 

Another positive aspect is that your IV fluids are completely customizable. We take into consideration all of your stats such as medical history, and how severely you are dehydrated when we prepare the ingredients in your IV fluids. 

You can also expect to recover much more quickly than if you were to try and chug a large quantity of water and take vitamins and minerals on your own. This is particularly important when an individual is having symptoms that are dangerous or life-threatening. 

When your vital organs receive immediate hydration, in turn their blood supply is improved. Organs such as your liver and kidneys are able to filter out toxins more efficiently and detoxification occurs as a result. 

Getting IV fluids into your bloodstream is a much better alternative than trying to drink lots and lots of water. Attempting to do this can overload your digestive system, and will cause your body to flush out all of the vitamins, minerals and electrolytes that it requires for total healing. 

What to Expect During an IV Drip Treatment at (Facility Name)

During an IV drip treatment, we will insert an IV into your arm or hand. This IV is connected to your bag of special IV fluids. 

Now, all you need to do is sit back and relax, and allow the procedure to naturally rejuvenate you. How long it takes and the amount of fluids that we give depends on the individual. 

We at (Facility Name) do our very best to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the process. We are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have about this simple, yet beneficial procedure.