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Tired of Feeling Thirsty and Drained? IV Hydration Could Be the Quick Fix You Need

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Bounce Back from Dehydration with IV Therapy 

Dehydration can happen easily and affect anyone – especially in the hot summer months. You might experience some known symptoms like thirst, fatigue and dizziness. But dehydration can also cause impaired concentration, irritability, digestive issues and more.

Luckily there are effective solutions available right here at Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness. Our experienced medical team provides top-quality IV hydration therapy to get fluid levels optimized fast. 

Read on to learn all about treating dehydration with intravenous fluids.

What is IV Hydration Therapy?

Intravenous (IV) hydration therapy delivers fluids and electrolytes directly into your bloodstream through an IV catheter placed in a vein. This allows for rapid absorption and rehydration compared to drinking fluids orally, as supported by studies.

Some key facts about IV hydration:

  • It is used to prevent or treat dehydration and fluid or electrolyte imbalances
  • Provides fast relief when oral fluid intake is limited by nausea, vomiting etc.
  • Can be customized with blends of saline, vitamins, minerals etc. as needed
  • Safe and easily administered by experienced medical staff like our nurses
  • Option for mobile IV services delivering treatment to your home

When Do You Need IV Hydration Therapy?

For mild dehydration, simply drinking more water and electrolyte drinks can usually reverse the effects. But once dehydration reaches more extreme levels, IV fluids become the go-to solution.

Severe dehydration requires immediate IV treatment. When dehydration is significant enough it can lead to:

  • Dizziness, confusion or fainting
  • Dangerously low blood pressure
  • Kidney damage
  • Seizures
  • Death in extreme cases

Waiting to treat severe dehydration with oral fluids alone puts you at greater risk. The quick absorption of an IV is crucial to replenish fluid levels fast enough before complications arise.

Signs of Severe Dehydration Requiring IV Therapy

  • Inability to drink any fluids
  • Lethargy, disorientation
  • Very dark urine
  • Sunken eyes
  • Little or no urination for 6-8 hours

Prioritize Your Health – Contact Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness Immediately for IV Treatment in Cases of Severe Dehydration!

The Fast Relief of IV Hydration Therapy

One major advantage of IV fluids is how quickly they can reverse dehydration compared to drinking water or sports drinks.

For example, drinking about 2 liters could take 2+ hours to be fully absorbed by your body. But the same amount of fluid can be administered via IV in under 30 minutes. Results are seen much faster with an infusion.

You’ll start feeling relief from symptoms usually within minutes as your blood volume expands and electrolytes are replenished. Follow-up oral hydration helps sustain the rehydration.

IV Hydration for Bad Hangover

Many deal with dehydration from time to time thanks to a night of drinking. Alcohol acts as a diuretic, increasing urine output. This causes fluid losses, sometimes severe enough to warrant an IV.

Signs a hangover needs professional IV treatment:

  • Inability to keep any fluids down
  • Dizziness, especially when standing up
  • Very dark urine or minimal output
  • Dry mouth and severe thirst even when drinking water

Oral rehydration solutions can work for milder hangover dehydration. But if symptoms are significant or you can’t manage to drink without vomiting, IV therapy ensures proper fluid levels are restored. 

Customized IV Fluids for Optimal Rehydration

There are a few common “stock” mixtures frequently used for IV hydration therapy. But the best approach involves customizing the IV fluids to suit each patient’s needs.

Factors like the patient’s age, medical history and cause of dehydration guide how we formulate their IV. 

For example:

  • Elderly patients may need reduced fluid volumes to prevent fluid overload
  • Athletes with heavy sweating need electrolytes like sodium replenished
  • Children require smaller IV catheters and fluid amounts
  • Patients on diuretics or blood pressure meds may need potassium added

An extensive experience treating dehydration can pinpoint the right IV formula to optimize results. Dr. Soni will monitor you throughout the process to make adjustments if needed.

Let Dr. Soni Customize Your IV Fluids for the Ultimate Rehydration Experience

IV Therapy Anywhere with Mobile Treatments

Mobile IV therapy services provide the benefits of intravenous fluid treatments in the convenience of your own home or office. Getting IV fluids without having to visit an emergency room or urgent care clinic can save you time and money while still providing effective relief when you’re feeling ill or dehydrated.

Mobile IV therapy nurses are highly trained medical professionals who bring state-of-the-art equipment and sterile supplies right to your location of choice. Treatments are administered using safe, meticulous procedures just as you would receive in a clinic or hospital setting. However, the in-home experience is much more relaxing and comfortable for the patient.

Advantages of Mobile IV Therapy

  • Avoid long waits, high costs, and exposure risks at ERs and urgent care clinics
  • Receive treatments in the comfort and privacy of your home or office
  • Flexible scheduling with same-day appointments available at your convenience
  • Professional RN administration of IV fluids and medications
  • Sterile, single-use equipment and OSHA-compliant safety protocols
  • Effective relief from dehydration, illnesses, hangovers, migraines, athletic fatigue, and more

Conditions Treated with Mobile IV Therapy

  • Dehydration from flu, gastroenteritis, excessive alcohol intake, etc.
  • Chronic illnesses like Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Acute migraines and tension headaches
  • Athletic performance enhancement and muscle recovery
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

IV therapy administered in your home or office provides safe, convenient, and effective relief when you are feeling dehydrated or run down. Avoid medical facilities and let the hydration professionals come to you with mobile IV treatments.

Recommended IV Solutions for Dehydration

There are a few go-to IV fluid solutions to treat most cases of dehydration:

IV Fluid TypeDescription
Normal SalineThe standard isotonic crystalloid solution made with sodium chloride and sterile water. It replaces lost fluids and electrolytes efficiently.
Lactated Ringer’sContains key electrolytes like sodium, potassium, chloride and calcium gluconate. Often used if normal saline is unavailable.
Dextrose SolutionsUsed alone or added to other IV fluids to provide glucose for energy and to prevent hyponatremia.
Hypertonic SalineA solution with higher sodium concentration to treat severe hyponatremia associated with dehydration.

The choice depends on the patient’s specific deficits and needs. We’ll determine the optimal formula and can modify it as therapy progresses.

Trust Us to Choose the Best IV Solution for Your Dehydration Needs – Contact Us Today!

How to Know if Your IV is Working

It’s understandable to want reassurance that the IV fluids are actually improving your dehydration. There are a few signs our team monitors to assess your response:

  • Increase in urination as kidneys flush excess fluids
  • Improved vital signs like blood pressure and heart rate
  • Less thirst and dry mouth
  • Feeling less dizzy with steadier gait
  • Looking and feeling re-hydrated
  • Ability to tolerate oral hydration

Positive changes in these parameters indicate the IV therapy is replenishing your fluid levels as intended. We also make adjustments if needed to get your fluid status back on track.

Get Fast Relief from Dehydration at Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness

Don’t let dehydration keep you feeling lousy and fatigued any longer. With IV hydration therapy from Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness, we can get you re-hydrated quickly and safely.

Contact Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness today to learn more and schedule your IV hydration treatment. Our caring medical staff is ready to get you back to feeling your best right away!

FAQs

If you’re considering IV therapy for dehydration, you probably have some questions. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

How long does IV hydration take?

IV hydration duration depends on factors like severity of dehydration, any deficits, and desired outcomes. For general rehydration, plan for about 45-90 minutes. More complex cases take longer.

Is IV hydration painful?

Inserting the IV catheter causes brief, mild discomfort like a pinprick. Some irritation may persist, but overall IV therapy is not a painful process, especially compared to the symptoms of severe dehydration untreated.

What are the risks of IV therapy?

IVs are very safe when administered properly by healthcare professionals. Minimal risks include bruising, vein irritation, or rarely infection or air embolism. However, experienced nurses use meticulous sterile techniques.

How often can you get IV hydration?

Frequency depends on each patient’s needs. Some get IV therapy weekly or monthly, while others only require it every so often for isolated dehydration episodes. The team advises on an ideal regimen catered to your circumstance.

How much does IV hydration therapy cost?

Prices vary based on factors like location, duration, included components, and custom packages. You can expect costs for standard rehydration IVs to be around $175-300. Your insurance may cover a portion, especially if medically necessary.

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