Dehydration is more than just a sensation of thirstiness– it can be life-threatening. Dehydration occurs when we are losing more fluids than we are taking, resulting in the body not having enough water in it to carry out crucial functions. If a loved one is showing signs of dehydration, they may benefit greatly from IV hydration. IV hydration is a quick and extremely effective method of delivering crucial, life-sustaining fluids.

The Importance of Hydration

Hydration is essential for our mind and body to work properly. One study on hydration and dehydration published in 2019 states, “Dehydration, which refers to a deficiency in total body water, can impair a person’s ability to engage in physical activities and increases the risk of urinary system and cardiovascular system diseases. The brain regulates cognitive performance and mood, and water accounts for approximately 75% of brain mass. Associations may exist between hydration states and cognitive performance and mood.” The findings of the study stated, “Dehydration had negative effects on vigor, esteem-related affect, short-term memory, and attention. Rehydration after water supplementation improved fatigue, TMD, short-term memory, attention, and reaction. Our results confirm that drawing attention to the importance of water intake and hydration is necessary. Water-related health education should be provided effectively to advocate drinking adequate amounts of water and maintaining a state of optimal hydration.”

Most of us have heard of the general recommendation for “8 glasses of water per day,” but in recent years, this blanket recommendation has been called into question. Do we really need to drink 8 glasses of water per day? 

Research studies—such as Water Intake, Water Balance, and the Elusive Daily Water Requirement—have been conducted to explore this more deeply, but, as the study concludes, “Despite numerous efforts to define a state of euhydration and determine the daily water requirements of children, men, women, and older adults, no empirical research provides definitive answers and no universal consensus exists. The dynamic complexity of the water regulatory network, and inter-individual differences, are the primary reasons why widespread consensus regarding the daily water requirements has not been reached to this date.” The jury is out on the exact amount of water we need, and may vary from person to person. As a general rule of thumb, medical professionals agree that drinking 8 glasses of water, 8 ounces each (referred to as the ‘8×8 rule’) continues to be a memorable and satisfactory daily goal. 

Symptoms Of Dehydration 

It is important to keep symptoms of dehydration in mind to detect potential dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration include: 

  • Thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Dry skin
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Decreased urination
  • Concentrated, dark-colored urine
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Skin that doesn’t bounce back when you pinch it 

Symptoms of Severe Dehydration

If someone is experiencing symptoms of severe dehydration, it is crucial to seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of severe dehydration include: 

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea 
  • Seizure
  • Sunken eyes
  • Confusion
  • Loss of consciousness

Signs A Loved One Needs IV Hydration

IV hydration delivers crucial nutrients and fluids intravenously, and is the fastest and most efficient way to replace fluids. Because IV therapy bypasses the digestive tract and delivers fluids directly into the bloodstream, IV hydration can be particularly beneficial in cases where an individual is struggling with a severe hangover or illness that is making it difficult for them to sustain fluids. If a loved one is experiecing symptoms of dehydration or is struggling to stay hydrated, IV hydration may be exactly the right solution to treat or avoid dehydration. 

Get Your Hydration At Prime IV

Prime IV offers an array of numerous IV fluid drips, giving your cells rapid access to the nutrients required for good health and healing. Study’s show that when taken orally, you can lose up to 80% of the vitamin’s nutritional value, making this method an absolute game-changer. With IV Vitamin Therapy, you can almost guarantee your nutritional balance and health will improve significantly. 

Our special blends of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are infused directly into the bloodstream, giving your cells rapid access to the nutrients required for healing. Instead of waiting for the inefficient absorption of vitamins in the stomach, our IV drips can take effect as soon as they are administered, each session taking only 30-60 minutes. Try one of our services such as ” The Pure Hydration” or ” The Revitalizer“, which will get you back on track and feeling like new.

With over 15 excellent options to choose from, we can guarantee you will feel a boost in your overall health immediatly. Call Prime IV today at (561) 902-9797 to schedule your first appointment and see what everyone is talking about!