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Let's talk about dehydration

Natural healing remedies as simple as hydrating IV infusions that are full of essential vitamins can quickly address the effects of dehydration. Replacing essential lost fluids without requiring the body to use precious resources routing it through the digestive tract results in faster recovery from what can become a debilitating medical condition.

What is dehydration?

When someone uses more fluids than they consume, the body lacks the water it needs to function normally and promote natural healing. Causes of dehydration range from excessive sweating to vomiting and diarrhea or overconsumption of non-hydrating beverages. Dehydration in its early stages is not an emergency for most healthy people, but can result in adverse symptoms such as:

  • Mood swings

  • Blurred vision

  • Fatigue or energy loss

  • Dizziness

  • Disorientation or confusion

  • Lack of focus

  • Extreme thirst

For those who are very young or elderly, dehydration can quickly become a medical emergency.

Dehydration Causes

Causes of dehydration

While exercise, illness, hot weather, and some medications can lead to dehydration, most often, it’s caused by inadequate water intake. Additionally, older people naturally have less water volume in their bodies and may not feel thirst as acutely as younger people, which can quickly lead to dehydration at dangerous levels.

Athletes or outdoor workers who lose fluids through sweat and respiration are susceptible to dehydration when they don’t drink fluids while doing physical activity outdoors. During competitions such as marathons, triathlons, and extreme sports like Iron Man races, competitors don’t drink as much water as they lose. People who work outdoors lose fluids through prolonged physical activity and heat exposure. In those cases, dehydration can begin to affect performance, agility, and mental acuity as fluid volumes in the body continue to decrease throughout prolonged physical exertion.

Consumption of alcohol can also lead to dehydration. While an alcoholic beverage may seem refreshing and thirst-quenching, alcohol acts as a diuretic, removing water from the body through increased urination. Overconsumption of alcohol can lead to dehydration and “hangovers,” resulting in a need to hydrate the body to feel healthy again.

Natural healing and IV hydration therapy

Drinking fluids can gradually increase hydration levels and mediate the symptoms of dehydration, but there is a faster way to deliver necessary fluids. IV therapy replaces essential fluids through an infusion directly into the bloodstream. Symptoms of dehydration can take many hours to reverse through oral hydration methods, but IV therapy works within minutes to bring fluid volumes up to optimal levels.

Dehydration IV

VIP brings IV relief to you

VIP Total Health & Hydration offers in-office IV therapy to address dehydration and many other issues. Our medical staff can also bring the natural healing therapy of IV infusions directly to your home, athletic event, festival, or corporate event. With VIP concierge IV therapies, hydration can be proactive and offer immediate relief for non-emergency levels of dehydration.

Concierge IV therapies are available by appointment, and can support hydration and energy levels for our regenerative medicine and aesthetics clients between in-office sessions. Ask one of our medical professionals for more information or to book your appointments in advance.

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