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IV Hydration

Who Can Benefit from IV Hydration?

When a person spends a night on the town with their friends drinking, it’s likely that they are going to wake up hungover in the morning. Many people are surprised to learn that a hangover is simply a symptom of dehydration. A person may think that if they are dehydrated, then they just need to drink a ton of water in the morning. However, research has shown that IV hydration may be the best way to counteract the negative side effects that one feels when they are hungover.

Of course, this treatment is not just for individuals who have had too much to drink. This treatment has helped many individuals improve their overall health and well-being quickly. It has made it possible for them to infuse their body with the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals they need in order to get the most out of their life.

Hydrate Yourself Faster than Just Drinking Water

There are very few things that feel as refreshing as drinking a cold glass of water when you are parched. When you are thirsty, your body craves water. You feel thirsty because your brain triggers a complex feedback mechanism to tell you you are dehydrated.

If you down a couple of glasses of water when you are thirsty, it feels like your thirst is immediately quenched. However, the truth is that the water is not doing your body any good yet. All that you are doing in that moment is hydrating your mouth, your tongue, and your throat. This helps to turn off that feedback mechanism triggered by your brain, which kills your thirst.

However, the water has not been absorbed into your body yet. Before the water is absorbed into your body, it first has to go through your intestines. It can take hours before the water that you drink actually starts to benefit your body. However, with IV hydration, the fluids are delivered directly into your bloodstream, and hydration starts immediately. Your body’s fluid volume grows quickly, and so you feel better faster.

Some studies have been done on how quick you can absorb water. According to the studies, your body needs around two hours to absorb 500 mL of water. These same studies show that your body can absorb around one L of water every hour. If you are dehydrated to the point where you need three or four L of water in order to hydrate your body, we are talking about needing between six and seven hours of ingesting water orally in order to get your body where it needs to be. With IV hydration, the process is almost instantaneous.

Help for Individuals Who are Suffering with Nausea

There are a number of reasons why you might be nauseous. As we discussed above, you may be nauseous after a night of heavy drinking. Or you may be sick, foods may not sit well with you, or you may be going through the beginning stages of pregnancy. When a person is nauseous and they are vomiting continuously, they are putting themselves into a dehydrated state.

If your stomach is upset and it’s difficult to keep anything down, any water that you drink orally is just going to come back out. As we mentioned, it takes a considerable amount of time for water to go from your intestinal tract to actually reach your bloodstream. But when you are nauseous, you are vomiting that water up before it has a chance to have a real effect.

IV hydration is the clear answer for this situation. When you hydrate yourself intravenously, you completely skip your digestive system. This means that you are giving your stomach a chance to rest. What you may not have known is that you can even add anti-nausea or anti-heartburn medication to the IV. This means that while you are hydrating yourself, you are also taking steps to settle your stomach.

Adding Supplements to Your IV

IV hydration is not simply a matter of injecting water into your bloodstream. In addition to the saline solution that is used during hydration, extra substances can be added to help relieve symptoms that you are feeling and help you feel better faster.

Myers cocktail is a popular form of IV vitamin treatment. This includes a mixture of vitamins and minerals designed to improve your overall health and your overall energy levels. However, if you don’t want this cocktail, you can select other vitamins or minerals that you need to address the condition you are dealing with.

One of the more common vitamins to take intravenously is vitamin C. Vitamin C is unbelievably powerful. It can do so many things to restore your immune system and your health. However, when vitamin C is taken orally, your intestinal tract can only tolerate so much of it before you experience diarrhea symptoms. However, if vitamin C is introduced intravenously, your body can tolerate it in a lot higher doses.

Some have opted to include anti-inflammatory agents or antioxidants in their IV treatment. Others have talked to their doctors about including certain prescription drugs in their IV treatment to get the maximum benefit from them.

IV hydration is not a new therapy. In fact, it is something that is used in hospitals on a daily basis to help patients who are dealing with dehydration or other health issues. It has been used by the medical community for decades because of its effectiveness. It can also work for you.

If you are dealing with temporary dehydration because of nausea or as the result of over drinking the night before, why not learn more about this treatment? If you feel that you need an infusion of certain vitamins or minerals in order to get your health on track, take the time to learn more about IV hydration.

Get In Touch with Us for More Information

IV hydration is the absolute quickest way to get hydrated. It has been shown to be an effective way to help improve your health and well-being. Would you like to learn more about this treatment? If so, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Boston Vitality Center. At our convenient location in Stoneham, MA, we look forward to explaining how it can improve the quality of your life. Contact us today to set up your consultation!

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