What is IV hydration?
IV hydration therapy involves inserting an IV or intravenous catheter into an arm vein and connecting it to fluids. These fluids can then go directly into your bloodstream. Because the liquids can circulate in the body’s blood immediately, hydration is more immediate than just taking a drink and quickly enables the body to become hydrated.
What are the reasons for receiving IV Hydration Therapy??
There are many reasons why people can seek out IV hydration therapy. Dehydration is usually the number one. Symptoms of dehydration can involve a dry mouth, headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, dark urine, and a constant feeling of thirst. We mentioned being dehydrated, but that can’t be the only reason IV fluids can help. What about those who have frequent migraines? What about those going out for a great bachelor/bachelorette party and knowing they will be drinking? Recent Stomach bug? Planning on working outside in the sun? Running a marathon soon? Need some stress relief? How about taking a long trip and drinking a lot on the way is not an option because stopping at every rest stop will make the constant sounds of “are we there yet” more terrifying. These are just some examples of why IV hydration can benefit everyone!
What if I don't have any chronic health conditions?
No matter what age or state of health, added IV nutrients could help. Some other benefits of adding nutrition to IV hydration are increased immunity, a boost of energy, improved vision, relaxation, balancing hormones, body detox, smooth skin, and improved circulation. EVERYONE can benefit from IV hydration and Nutrition therapy.
What is it like to get IV Fluids?
Besides the initial pinch of the IV start, IV hydration is a relaxing experience. Depending on the infusion, the fluids take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to enter the bloodstream. While you are waiting, you can sit back and relax. There is immediate relief of symptoms when the fluids are done, and full benefits are felt appropriately 2-4 hours after leaving. This process is entirely safe and has proven to be effective.
Why can't I drink some water?
Hydration is essential, and the human body needs to be hydrated to complete its crucial daily functions, which we all learned about in science class. Thirst is the body signaling that it needs water. It can take hours for the body to absorb the fluid because it does not get absorbed by the large intestine until the end of the digestive tract. Gulping a lot of fluids down quickly can cause other problems like digestive system pain and causes electrolyte imbalances.
**VAP IV HYDRATION does not think that oral hydration does not help with dehydration and encourages individuals to drink plenty of water!
Why can't people with diabetes have decadron as part of their Infusion?
People with diabetes have trouble controlling their blood sugar. Steroids, like dexamethasone, can cause a spike in blood sugar levels by making the liver resistant to insulin. VAP IV HYDRATION does not provide steroid infusion options to diabetics or prediabetics without an order from their provider.
Will it hurt when I get an IV started?
We cannot eliminate your pain, but we can minimize it. Our nurses are all experienced in starting an IV. A Vascular Access Specialist on call as a resource for troubleshooting and skills with ultrasound guidance for starting the IV 24/7.
Should athletes receive IV hydration?
Prevention and treatment of dehydration and exercise-associated muscle cramps are essential to the competitive athlete, so there is no decline in their athletic performance. IV hydration has been proposed as an ergogenic aid to achieve hydration more effectively and efficiently.