IV Treatment- A Quicker Solution to Dehydration

Sep 01, 2019

Dehydration, as defined in a layman’s term, is a significant loss of fluids in the body, which may hinder the other functions of the body. Dehydration can be caused by heat, severe physical activities, insufficient fluid consumption, excessive sweating, and side effects from certain medicines or by consuming a high dose of alcohol. Drinking water or ORS formulae or sports energy drinks are common solutions to the problem.

Hung-over is the unpleasant symptoms caused by excessive alcohol intake. It usually takes a few hours for these symptoms to develop. Physiologically it’s a group effort of diarrhea, nausea, fatigue headache and spinning of head or vertigo. Sometimes it might affect the blood pressure of the body or the person may become oversensitive to light or sound. However, drinking to intoxication is irrelevant as moderate or light drinkers are more susceptible to hangovers.

Ways to Cure Hangovers:

  • Drink Coffee Or Tea: Caffeine may act as a stimulant and lessen the grogginess though it does not have any special anti-hangover power.
  • Taking Pain Relievers: Aspirin, Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory drugs sold over the counter may help in relieving headaches. However, it may further irritate the already irritated stomach. It is not safe to take drugs containing acetaminophen or Tylenol if the alcohol lingers in the system as it may affect the liver.
  • Taking Carbohydrate in any form: Drinking might lower the blood sugar levels, so it is always advisable to eat along with drinking as it may help in maintaining the blood sugar levels which is important for the brain to function.
  • Drink Fluids: Alcohol promotes urination but it also decreases the volume of urine made by the kidneys. Thus drinking water is the easiest way to resolve the problem of hangovers.

While oral hydration is the best way to combat a hangover, IV Hydration Therapy is a better way to treat hangover dehydration. When you drink water the tissues of tongue mouth and throat hydrates immediately, however, it takes time for the water to be absorbed in the large intestine, whereas IV fluids when administered directly to the bloodstream, helps in rehydrating the body almost immediately. It provides a way to deliver nutrients directly into the body without having to eat. IV fluid bypasses the digestive system and thus curbs the feeling of nausea which happens to be the predominant feature after a hangover.

The IV Solution for Dehydration is intravenous fluids consisting of saline as an electrolyte mixed with potassium and magnesium. These are the exact minerals one need after dehydration and thus this solution helps feel better much quicker. Thus IV Hydration Drips have become a rage to get rid of any severe form of Dehydration. It also helps in replenishing the depleted nutrients in the body.

However, unless one is severely dehydrated, one may not need the IV drip for a cure. The saline consists of salts which may affect individuals with high blood pressure or hypertension. Without proper control of the infusion rates, it may also cause electrolyte imbalances which may lead to several health problems.

The IV Solution for Dehydration is not only used by patients suffering from a hangover. It is also commonly used by patients suffering from Flu. However unless there is a significant amount of diarrhea or vomiting, a patient does not need an IV. They can also get the same relief by using the prescribed medicines sold over the counter.

These solutions are also used for sports persons especially Marathon Runners. They visit IV Hydration Clinics pre and post-event to keep their bodies hydrated. They believe that performances are always better with these fluids injected in the body. Staying hydrated before, during and after sports can reduce the risk of injury and soreness after the over-exertion of energy. Thus it helps those who are frequently participating in sports, workout or other athletic activities.

These clinics have become a rage, especially with the younger generation as it is an easy and quick way to keep your body replenished with the required nutrients and minerals in the body under any circumstances.