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Is Drinking Water Enough to Deal With Dehydration?

Dehydration is one of many ailments people have to deal with at some point in their lives. You may wonder what dehydration even is. Dehydration is when the body lacks fluids because it is losing fluids faster than it is intaking them. Getting enough fluids daily is something many struggles with. It may be because you forget to drink enough, or maybe you don’t even like the taste of water. It is also important to rehydrate after a night of drinking or during and after a bout of illnesses such as stomach flu. This article will look at dehydration and some of the best ways to stay hydrated.

How to avoid dehydration

Avoiding dehydration is important for staying in long-term health. One of the best ways to avoid dehydration is simply knowing and paying attention to its signs. Knowing your body and how to identify when you are dehydrated or on the way to it is good. Dehydration can make you feel more tired or irritable than usual. You may also have other physical signs such as dry skin and hair, headaches, vomiting, and dark circles under the eyes. You will be thirstier and may not urinate as much as normal. Some ways to avoid dehydration are regularly eating or drinking hydrating foods and drinks and staying clear of direct sunlight and heat as much as possible. Wearing cool clothes during the hot summer months is also recommended.

Water for dehydration

Drinking water is one of the best drinks to help combat dehydration. This is because it is usually the easiest, most readily available, and cheapest option for hydration. If working out or participating in sports, it is important to increase water intake throughout the day and during activity. Water will help the body circulate blood, regulate the body’s temperatures, and help all other body processes in some way.

Unfortunately, the well-known ‘8 glasses of water a day rule may not cut it for everyone. The recommended amount of water is typically at least half your body weight in ounces daily. However, this isn’t one size fits either. Individuals who participate in sports, have certain health conditions, or have recently gone through sickness may need even more water to stay properly hydrated. There are ways to get hydration rather than just through plain water. Some may not even like water much. Continue reading, and we will look into some other hydration tips.

Hydration tips for those who don’t like plain water

If you don’t like plain water, you still need to be able to get enough of the hydration that your body needs to function properly and stay healthy. Don’t worry; other ways to stay hydrated, even if you don’t like plain water. Coconut water is a great option. It is a great hydrator and includes healthy electrolytes in it. Flavor-infused water is easy to get some water without the boring taste. You can infuse water with just about anything; lemon, cucumber, and berries are usually the most popular. Water flavor additives are also available in most stores and can help you dress up the water to give some more enjoyable tastes that may be easier for you to drink more often.

The best option if you don’t like to drink water much would be to get hydration through drip IV hydration. This is the easiest and fastest option and requires no drinking. Even though doing both is going to be best, let’s look more into IV hydration therapy.

IV hydration therapies

IV hydration therapy is a great option for those who want or need quick hydration put into their body. This helps bypass the digestive system and get your body quick hydration that can be felt immediately. This is a much faster option than simply drinking water or eating hydrating foods. IV therapy injects the blend of hydration fluids, vitamins, and electrolytes directly into the veins. Different blends with different vitamins are also available that can help many aspects of the body. The treatment will only take about 30-60 minutes, which helps conveniently hydrate you fast. This treatment has no downtime, and you can go about your day as normal. Though one treatment will likely benefit you, this treatment can be done as often as wanted. This treatment can be done in an IV clinic, health center, or even from your home using available mobile services. There is no excuse for staying dehydrated when there are convenient options available. 

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