A bar is probably not the first thing you think of when you want to treat altitude sickness, but the truth is that an IV bar can help you recover from your symptoms faster.
Altitude Sickness: Why You Should Get An IV In Denver
Let’s say you’re in the mile-high city for a trip you’ve planned all year. Or maybe you’re visiting our city on a business trip to meet clients. In any case, you don’t want the nausea, headache, and fatigue that come with altitude sickness to derail your trip. IV therapy can help ease your symptoms and get you back on your feet quickly. How? Let’s first talk about how IV hydration can help you feel better faster.
What’s the Connection Between Hydration and Altitude Sickness?
You no doubt know how essential hydration is in your daily life. Water makes sure that your cells and organs can function normally, helps your body process damaging free radicals, and facilitates tissue and muscle repair.
Hydration is that much more important in high-altitude environments because you dehydrate faster than at lower altitudes. Dry air and colder temperatures at higher altitudes dehydrate you more quickly than normal. On top of that, higher altitudes make you feel less hungry and thirsty than you normally do, so you may not feel the need to drink as many fluids as normal. All of these combined make it significantly easier to get dehydrated without even realizing it.
How is this important for altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness happens when you travel to a higher altitude at a faster rate than your body can adjust to the lower oxygen levels in mountainous areas. Your fitness level and age don’t decrease your chance of developing this condition. That’s why gradually ascending to a higher altitude is the number one thing you can do to prevent altitude sickness. If you already feel unwell, rest is the best thing you can do to give your body a chance to adjust to the mountain environment.
Hydration is essential for recovering from altitude sickness quickly. In addition to making sure your cells have the fluids they need to do their job, hydration flushes out free radicals from your body to promote muscle repair. Crucially, water increases the volume of blood in your body to oxygenate. Since blood oxygenation is a large part of why you get symptoms of altitude sickness, increasing your blood oxygen levels can help you get rid of headache, nausea, and fatigue faster.
Now that you know how IV hydration can help altitude sickness, you may be wondering whether you should choose an IV bar or mobile IV therapy for your treatment. Let’s talk about the pros and cons of both.
What is an IV Bar?
An IV Bar is a lounge that you can visit for an IV infusion. Some have private rooms and others are set up so that everyone gets their IVs in a single room.
IV bars offer various amenities, including TVs, free WiFi, water and tea, snacks, and even spa-like treatment in some. Some locations have sofas, hammocks, or blankets to help you get even more comfortable during your infusion.
- IV Bar Pros: Plenty of comfort and amenities. A great way to socialize with your friends if you’re getting IV treatments together.
- IV Bar Cons: You have to travel to an IV bar. The experience isn’t always private depending on where you go.
What is Mobile IV Therapy?
Mobile IV therapy brings the same quality and care of an IV bar directly to you wherever you are, whether you’re at home, at your office, at a hotel or lodge, or – yes – even a bar! All you need is a comfortable place for 30 – 45 minutes, which is the average duration of an IV infusion.
At-home IV therapy doesn’t come with the snacks or spa treatment of an IV Bar (unless, of course, you provide these yourself), but you do get personalized, private treatment. Even better, you don’t have to go anywhere to get the benefits of your vitamin infusion.
- Home IV Pros: At-home, office, or hotel treatments are convenient and private, and your service is personalized.
- Home IV Cons: The only amenities are the ones you provide yourself.
Drip Hydration: Mobile IV Treatments in Denver Delivered to You
Whether you choose an IV Bar or mobile IV therapy, by staying hydrated – and not traveling to a higher altitude too quickly – you stand a better chance of preventing altitude sickness altogether.
Drip Hydration brings mobile IV treatments directly to you in Denver. Our friendly, knowledgeable nurses bring unparalleled service into the comfort of your home, hotel suite, office, and many more locations.
We’ll help you combat the symptoms of altitude sickness so you can get back to enjoying your trip – or, of course, working if you’re in Denver for business! With essential hydration and IV add-ons such as anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory medications to help improve how you feel faster, you’ll be back on your feet in no time.