First what exactly is dehydration?
Dehydration is defined as using or losing more fluids than your body takes in in-order to maintain normal functioning. Dehydration can be a result of a multitude of causes, however here in Florida environmental exposure alone can lead to dehydration.
Hydration Therapy – Oral Intake vs IV Therapy
When we consider the route of rehydration we have two options: either orally or intravenously. With oral intake your body onlyabsorbs 10-20% of what is actually taken in and often times the electrolytes and fluids come disguised in sugary and unhealthy forms.
Oral rehydration also takes time as the body takes several hours to properly digest what is taken in. With intravenous rehydration the body compensates immediately since the fluids and electrolytes are placed directly into the circulatory system. This route bypasses the digestive tract and delivers nutrients maximally to the tissues resulting in immediate revitalization.
Historically, intravenous fluid and electrolyte replacement has been utilized in medicine as a means of immediate resuscitation for those suffering from the signs and symptoms of dehydration.
However, there are many drawbacks to receiving this rehydration therapy in the emergency room. For one, you’re surrounded by sick people, the wait time can be very long and the visit can be quite costly (usually around $1,500).
At Renew IV Wellness we offer a serene, spa like setting that allows you to relax and rehydrate in a fraction of the time that an ER would take and also for a fraction of the cost associated with an ER visit. We offer a range of intravenous infusions that will replenish your body with all that it needs to function at its best.
Written by: Renew IV Wellness medical team