Hydration + Electrolytes

Intravenous (IV) rehydration therapy is employed to address imbalances in fluid and electrolytes when oral administration is impractical or hindered. This method facilitates the rapid introduction of fluids directly into the bloodstream, eliminating the waiting period associated with oral rehydration. Fluid loss can arise from various sources, including surgical procedures, accidents, or common conditions such as fever, vomiting, and diarrhea, emphasizing the broad applicability of IV rehydration in maintaining optimal hydration levels.

How Does Hydration Therapy Enhance Overall Health?

  • Relieves hangover symptoms
  • Enhances skin complexion
  • Supports weight loss efforts
  • Alleviates chronic pain
  • Facilitates detoxification
  • Improves fitness performance and recovery
  • Heightens focus and concentration
  • Strengthens immunity
  • Boosts libido

What are the Outcomes of Inadequate Hydration?

  • Disruption of the balance of essential minerals (electrolytes) in the body
  • Impaired cognitive (mental) performance
  • Reduced energy levels
  • Compromised gastrointestinal function, affecting digestion and waste elimination.
  • Increased frequency and intensity of headaches
  • Strain on vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, and brain
  • Diminished physical performance
  • Adverse effects on skin health

What are the Signs of Severe Dehydration?

  • Feeling lightheaded or dizzy.
  • Absence of tears in dry eyes.
  • Dryness of lips and tongue.
  • Skin appearing dry, wrinkled, or blotchy.
  • Experiencing fatigue and tiredness.
  • Rapid or fast breathing.
  • Cool or blotchy-looking hands and feet.
  • Reduced urine frequency (less than four times a day).
  • Dark yellow and strong-smelling urine.


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McCallum, K. (2021, May 4). Do IV hydration therapy & IV vitamin therapy really work?. Do IV Hydration Therapy & IV Vitamin Therapy Really Work? | Houston Methodist. https://www.houstonmethodist.org/blog/articles/2021/may/do-iv-hydration-therapy-and-iv-vitamin-therapy-really-work/

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