What Is IV Hydration Therapy and Why Do You Need It?

There are various reasons to use IV hydration therapy and multiple benefits that come with this type of treatment. In today’s blog, we will discuss the reasons for using IV hydration therapy and the benefits of these treatments.

What is IV Hydration Therapy?

IV hydration therapy is a treatment method in which fluids are delivered directly into your bloodstream through a small IV inserted into your arm. The fluids included in the bag can be a mix of vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants, and even medication. The electrolytes can include magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, sulfate, and calcium.

IV hydration therapy allows fluids to circulate throughout your body much more quickly than drinking fluids would. This leads to a faster recovery time, letting your body reap the benefits of hydration much more quickly through IV treatment than through oral hydration. It’s also easier on your digestive system. It does not overload your digestive system and cause your body to flush out the vitamins, electrolytes, and nutrients you take in when you drink large amounts of liquid.

There are some possible minor risks associated with IV hydration therapy, but the benefits far outweigh these minimal risks. You could develop an infection at the site where the IV was inserted. The IV could also become dislodged from the vein, which causes the fluids to enter the tissues that surround the vein. This can be fixed by having the IV reinserted correctly and using a warm compress to prevent or reduce swelling.

Why Do I need IV Hydration Therapy?

IV hydration therapy is used for a number of reasons. It can be used to cure a hangover, treat migraines, help athletes recover, relieve stress, or rehydrate after an illness, a long flight, or a long day in the sun. Hydration therapy helps with dehydration that leaves you feeling unwell.

Dehydration has many obvious symptoms you will recognize when your body is trying to tell you that you need more fluids. Symptoms of current general dehydration include increased thirst, dry mouth, dry lips, headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, rapid breathing, and dark urine.

Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration

Symptoms of severe dehydration include rapid heart rate, severe dizziness to the point where you cannot stand or walk, confusion, lethargy, fever, poor skin elasticity (if you pinch your skin, it goes back to its original position slowly), and no urine output or output of little urine that is dark yellow or amber. Severe dehydration can even cause seizures and can also cause your body to go into shock.

Possible Causes of Dehydration

There are several possible causes of dehydration. You can become dehydrated when you lose more fluids than you take in. A couple of common ways you can lose fluids are by sweating during exercise or spending a lot of time outside when the weather is hot. Drinking too much alcohol or taking a long airplane flight can also cause dehydration. If you have been sick with vomiting, diarrhea, and/or fever, you can be dehydrated. Something as simple as not drinking enough fluids throughout the day is also a leading cause of dehydration.

Solutions for Dehydration

Drinking water or sports drinks is not always the best option to combat dehydration. These methods can take hours for you to be rehydrated by drinking fluids. That is because most of the fluids are absorbed into your large intestine before being distributed to the rest of your body. Drinking lots of fluids can also be as uncomfortable as the dehydration that led you to drink a large number of liquids in the first place. Drinking too much liquid can also cause your sodium levels to drop to dangerous levels. IV hydration therapy goes directly into your bloodstream and hydrates you more efficiently than drinking large amounts of water, sports drinks, or other liquids.

Options at Drip Hydration

Drip Hydration offers many at-home IV treatments for you to choose from. We treat things like dehydration, low energy levels, hangovers, stomach flu, and recovery from workouts and illnesses. Drip Hydration also offers a Myers cocktail that is effective at treating a range of illnesses. The dehydration IV treatment costs $249. The energy boost cocktail, hangover treatment, stomach flu treatment, and Myers cocktail all cost $299 each. In addition to these hydration options, Drip Hydration also offers at-home IV therapy for an immune boost, beauty, weight loss, super immune boost, and NAD+ boost that supports brain health and has anti-aging properties. There is even an all-inclusive option that combines the benefits of all of the IV treatments that Drip Hydration has to offer. The immune boost therapy costs $299. The beauty and weight loss treatments cost $349. The super immune boost and all-inclusive treatments cost $399. The NAD+ boost costs $999.

Please contact Drip Hydration to order an at-home IV hydration therapy treatment today.

In-Home IV Treatments With Drip Hydration

Drip Hydration offers mobile IV treatments in the comfort of your home. Once you book your appointment, a certified nurse will come to your desired location and administer the treatment, which usually takes less than an hour. During this time, you can do anything you’d like, such as relax under a warm blanket or watch TV. Drip Hydration will also go to hotels, worksites, or other locations upon request.

You can either browse our treatment options and decide which is best for you or speak to a representative who can help you choose what you need based on your health goals. To schedule your appointment or learn more, contact us today!