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IV hydration can help you recover after a long plane flight, endurance event, food poisoning, or other situation that causes dehydration. Available at White Integrated Health Clinics PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas, IV hydration is a simple treatment that takes only an hour to help you feel more alert, energized, and hydrated. To learn if IV hydration can help with your symptoms, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Intravenous (IV) hydration is a medical treatment that involves inserting a tiny catheter into a vein in your arm to deliver IV fluids, vitamins, and nutrients. This is a common procedure in hospitals for patients who are ill or undergoing surgery, though it can also be beneficial in recovery after endurance events, a cold or flu, or travel.
IV hydration can be recommended when you’re dehydrated or have trouble drinking enough fluids to stay hydrated, for instance, after a long flight, night out, or during a race. IV fluids use a hospital-grade saline solution to increase water levels in your bloodstream, which can stave off the symptoms of dehydration.
Vitamins and minerals can be added to IV drips to increase your body’s nutrient absorption. When fluids and nutrients are administered through an IV, they can travel directly from your bloodstream to the organs and tissues that need them most. This is also a good option if you’re feeling sick to your stomach and want to bypass your digestive system.
IV hydration works more quickly to reduce dehydration than drinking fluids alone. With IV hydration, those fluids can be replaced within an hour without the discomfort of drinking large quantities of water in a short amount of time.
Since IV hydration can quickly improve your hydration levels while bypassing your digestive system, it can be a gentle approach to rehydrating when you’re not feeling your best. Some of the benefits of IV hydration include:
The team can determine if IV hydration is right for you based on your consultation and symptoms.
When you arrive, you’ll be taken by a team member to a comfortable area to relax while getting your IV drip. Your provider carefully places the needle and catheter in your arm, taping it in place, so that the drip can flow. After 45-60 minutes, your provider removes the needle from your arm and your session is complete.
Mild discomfort is normal when the needle is placed, though most people feel better immediately after their session.
To find out if IV hydration can help you, call White Integrated Health Clinics or book online to schedule a visit.