IV hydration therapy alleviates symptoms of fatigue and general illness. Offered by Sara Doolin-Thompson, DNP, and the team at Wesleyan Urgent Care, IV hydration therapy helps you overcome dehydration caused by exposure to heat, workouts, poor water intake, or illness. Call the office in Owensboro, Kentucky, to arrange an appointment, or use this website to schedule and find out if IV hydration therapy is right for you.
With IV hydration therapy, fluids are delivered directly into your veins to provide prompt, effective rehydration. The fluids contain the right balance of water and electrolytes to get your body back into balance.
Oral hydration isn’t always the best course of treatment if you’re dehydrated. Your body can’t absorb all of the liquids right away.
When you’re dehydrated, it means your fluid levels are out of balance. Dehydration can occur due to excessive sweating or loss of fluids through vomiting or diarrhea.
When you lose a lot of fluids, your electrolytes – important minerals like sodium, magnesium, and potassium – also get depleted. You end up feeling drained and unwell as a result.
Common causes of dehydration include heavy drinking, illness, and vigorous exercise in the heat. Any illness that causes a high fever, like the flu, can cause you to become dehydrated.
If you’re drinking oral fluids but they don’t seem to help your hydration levels, you might benefit from IV hydration therapy.
Wesleyan Urgent Care may recommend IV hydration therapy if the team observes:
Headaches and sleep disturbances can also indicate dehydration.
Hydration therapy delivers the fluids quickly to your bloodstream so the electrolytes and fluids disperse quickly to your tissues and organs. IV hydration therapy ensures you get a balance of electrolytes along with fluids. Drinking water alone can’t rebalance your electrolyte levels.
The process of getting IV hydration therapy is quick and comfortable. You’ll feel an initial prick of a needle as the IV is inserted, but once the line is established, you sit back, relax, and allow the fluids to enter your body.
The session takes less than an hour, and you can go right back to all of your normal activities afterward.
To learn more about how you can benefit from IV hydration therapy, call Wesleyan Urgent Care or book an appointment online today.