Not sure if IV hydration therapy is right for you? Wondering just what’s involved?

Let’s start with the basics. We all know water is necessary for human body function. When your body is short on water, it lets you know. From thirst and fatigue to headaches and more, dehydration is no walk in the park.

For a lot of us, downing a lot of water or chugging a sports drink seems like the best solution for dehydration. Surprisingly, though, that’s not always an effective option. Because your large intestine absorbs the majority of that fluid, it can take hours for the rest of your body to rehydrate when you drink fluids.

Plus, consuming large amounts of water quickly can also result in its own problems, too.

Because of this, IV hydration therapy may be the right solution to your dehydration problems.

For more on IV hydration therapy, including what it is, who it’s for, and when it’s a useful alternative to drinking water, read on.

What Is IV Hydration Therapy?

IV Hydration therapy is a treatment that delivers fluids directly into your bloodstream through a small IV inserted into your arm.

Often mixed in with these fluids are vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants, and even prescription drugs. Hydration therapy restores fluids by allowing them to circulate fast through your body in a way that consuming fluids can’t.

How New Is Hydration Therapy?

Getting fluids through an IV is not a new idea.

If you’ve ever been to the emergency room or stayed in the hospital, you’ve likely had this experience.

What is new, however, is arranging hydration therapy on an outpatient basis. Now, it’s much easier to schedule this kind of appointment and provide your body with the fluids it requires whenever you feel the need for quick, effective hydration (assuming you qualify for treatment).

Who Benefits From Hydration Therapy?

A number of conditions can benefit from hydration therapy.

Some people look for IV hydration as a remedy for their migraines or hangovers. Others find it helpful for rehydrating after a long trip, an illness, or a hot day in the sun.

It can also be used to relieve tension or for athletic recuperation.

Hydration therapy can also be helpful if you’ve been under the weather and the lack of fluids has left your body feeling dehydrated.

Typical Signs Of Dehydration

Many dehydration symptoms are clear. The primary indication is increased thirst.

Actually, if you’re thirsty, you’re likely already dehydrated. Other signs that your body needs water include dry mouth, headaches, nausea, weariness, dizziness, and dark urine.

When you sweat during exercise or spend time outside in the heat, you can end up losing more fluids than you take in.

Dehydration can also result from drinking too much alcohol or spending time on long flights.

If you’ve had a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea while ill, or even if you simply forget to drink water during the day, you might also experience dehydration.

Why IV Hydration Therapy Is A Good Alternative To Drinking Water

In situations where you find yourself quite dehydrated, just drinking liquids may not be the best solution.

That’s because your large intestine will always get that fluid first. Before the rest of your body can benefit, your intestine will absorb the majority of that liquid.

Drinking a lot of water in a short period of time can irritate your stomach and even cause your salt levels to drop.

If you’re dehydrated, IV fluids work more rapidly and effectively to rehydrate you because they go directly into your body.

What Hydration Therapy Is Like

An IV hydration therapy session generally takes between 30 and 45 minutes.

In terms of what you’ll feel, there’s just a small pinch when the IV needle is introduced to your arm. Other than that, you can relax and sit back.

You’ll start feeling better by the time your treatment is finished, and you’ll experience the full effects 2 to 4 hours later.

What Exactly Makes Up The Treatment

The cocktail you receive during your IV hydration therapy depends on your goals.

This fluid mixture can include vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and/or medication. For example, water, magnesium, vitamin B6, multivitamins, and painkillers may be included in hydration therapy for athletic recuperation.

Come To Hourglass Body Contouring Spa For IV Hydration Therapy

IV Hydration Therapy is approved for adults between the ages of 18 to 65. Before your therapy begins, your vital signs, weight, heart, and lungs will be checked and you’ll be asked about any allergies. If you are expecting or suffer from a chronic illness, you’ll first need a doctor’s approval.

Ready to book your IV hydration therapy? Head to our Appointment Booking section and pick a time that works for you – or feel free to send us a message with any questions you may have.