One issue that affects many of us at some point in time is dehydration. When speaking about it, most people typically think about hot Texas summers, but dehydration goes beyond that. Outside of summers, there are many ways for our bodies to become dehydrated throughout any time of the year. In this blog, we will discuss the causes of dehydration and how IV Therapy is beneficial when you are dehydrated.
One way for the body to become dehydrated is alcohol consumption. Drinking alcohol in any amount causes the body to remove fluids in the system, causing dehydration. The effects can be more damaging if the person has not consumed enough water prior to a night out. The more alcohol you consume, the more the internal organs go into overdrive to help your body survive in an inebriated state.
On the flip side, becoming ill is also a culprit behind dehydration. For example, you eat at a sushi restaurant and become sick from eating raw fish. Now that you have food poisoning from it, you develop symptoms like vomiting, fever, and diarrhea. These symptoms cause your body to over-secrete fluids, and if you do not increase fluid intake, your body will become severely dehydrated.
One other major cause of dehydration is medical diseases. There are diseases in particular that increase the likelihood of dealing with dehydration. Diabetic people suffer the most from it. Having diabetes causes an overproduction of fluids and increases urination due to high blood sugar levels. Diseases that affect the immune system like cancer and Crohn’s disease also cause the body to lose fluids at a higher rate.
Dehydration causes dangerous effects on the body. One of the first signs is having dark urine and feeling thirsty. It can also cause your skin to become less elastic and eventually begin to attack your organs. Because the human body depends on water to cleanse itself, suffering from dehydration for a prolonged time leads to kidney and liver dysfunction. From there, the body will begin to shut down in every form. Mind you, this is in extreme cases, but there are ways to prevent it from getting that far.
In most cases, dehydration is reversed by increasing your fluid intake. Drinking water is always the best way to keep your body hydrated, but drinks like Gatorade, Pedialyte, and enhanced water help maintain your water intake. Regularly drinking water helps by flushing out its impurities and regulating body functions. In more severe cases, the best solution is IV therapy.
IV therapy is when you are connected to an IV bag and allow a mixture of supplements and fluids directly into the body through the vein. At Eyden, the most popular IV used is the Myers Cocktail. All IV therapy bags include saline and Vitamin B12 which helps increase energy and magnesium to promote inner health. Our Myers Cocktail assists with inflammation, fibromyalgia, and muscle aches. We offer our Pure Hydration IV therapy designed to increase hydration from the inside out. It helps balance electrolytes, thus increasing hydration, flushing out toxins, and balancing your fluid levels. Check out our services for more information regarding our IV drips services and book your appointment today.