IV Treatments and Vitamin Treatments
At Natures Remedy Clinic, we are pleased to offer IV therapies to our patients. We offer a wide range of treatments, from simple hydration to more customized therapies, including unique combinations of vitamins and minerals. We tailor each IV therapy session to the individual, depending on their needs and existing conditions.
The primary benefit of IV therapy is that it delivers the needed products directly to the bloodstream. Rather than waiting for nutrients to be absorbed through the digestive system, our patients can quickly receive them where the body will actually utilize them. Most therapies take between 15 and 30 minutes to administer, and we even have some patients come in on their lunch breaks!
Natures Remedy Clinic provides dehydration IVs throughout Woodland Hills and Los Angeles, CA, to cure dehydration and get you feeling better as soon as possible. Read on to learn how dehydration IV therapy works and how it can help you.
What Is Dehydration?
Dehydration is a condition that occurs when your body loses more fluid than you take in. If left unaddressed, the lack of water throws off the balance of minerals in your body. This will ultimately affect how systems in your body function and lead to serious health consequences. Therefore, it is essential to avoid dehydration and replace lost fluids. Dehydration can cause fatigue, brain fog, irritability, anxiety, and kidney stones. There are three stages of hydration: mild, moderate, and severe-which is the most dangerous, and you can experience seizures and go into shock.
What Causes Dehydration?
Dehydration can result from excessive sweating and poses a risk to athletes and people who work outdoors in hot weather. Sweating, however, can lead to dehydration in any weather if, for instance, you have a high fever due to flu or another illness.
Illness conditions such as vomiting, persistent urination, and diarrhea can be significant causes of dehydration.
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it causes frequent urination. Hangovers and headaches can be a sign of dehydration.
People with diabetes have a higher risk of dehydration because the body constantly tries to remove high levels of glucose from the body by creating more urine.
Symptoms of Dehydration
Dehydration can range from mild to severe. Some of the most common symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration include the following:
- Feeling thirsty
- Dark-colored urine
- Infrequent urination
- Dry skin
- Dry lips
- Dry tongue
- Rapid breathing
- Dizziness or fainting
- Muscle cramps
Severe dehydration cases will lead to symptoms such as:
- Rapid heart rate
- Severe dizziness
- Poor skin elasticity
- No urine or little urine that is dark yellow or amber.
What Is Dehydration (Vitamin IV) Therapy?
Consuming water may not be enough to treat dehydration; your body needs electrolytes to replenish fluids. We get our electrolytes from foods such as fruits and veggies. These foods contain vital electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium, sodium, and chloride. Electrolytes are crucial for helping your cells absorb water to hydrate properly and regulate muscle and nerve function. If you have an electrolyte imbalance, you will continue to feel thirsty and consume more fluids without replenishment.
Dehydration (Vitamin IV) therapy delivers a specially formulated mix of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants designed to support healing, recovery, and restore nutrient levels while treating dehydration symptoms. Your doctor may suggest and include an IV therapy in your treatment plan as one of a comprehensive, individualized care plan based on your health status and laboratory results, for example, if you have health conditions such as:
- Low on specific vitamins
- Gastrointestinal conditions
- Thyroid problems
The exact combination of fluids will depend on factors like age, medical history, existing medical conditions, and severity of dehydration.