You don’t have to be a Functional Medicine Expert like Dr. Alison Levitt, M.D., to know that intravenous or IV therapy is the fastest way to introduce nutrients, medication, and other substances into the bloodstream.
Rehydrate with IVs at NeoGenix Medical and Aesthetics whenever you experience the following symptoms of dehydration.
Dehydration and the American Population
A recent study revealed a concerning pattern of chronic dehydration among 75% of Americans. It has everything to do with how much water we drink versus how much we lose on a given day.
The only reason women and men are asked to drink 2.7 liters and 3.7 liters of water (respectively) per day is that our body loses it quite frequently through urine, sweat, exhalations, and physical activity.
Even if you don’t lead a particularly active lifestyle, your body loses water due to external factors like high temperature. You should seek drip IV therapy when your dehydration reaches a critical level and starts displaying the following symptoms.
Signs of Chronic Dehydration
If you or someone you know is experiencing the following symptoms of dehydration, don’t hesitate to reach out to our very own Dr. Vanessa Gaudin, a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in IV nutrition, among other things.
Dehydration in Adults
Dehydration in adults is characterized by the following:
- Dizzy spells
- Extreme thirst
- Dark urine
- Fewer restroom trips
- Sunken eyes
- Lack of skin elasticity
- Low blood pressure
- Lack of spatial awareness
- Rapid heart rate
Dehydration in Children
Rehydrating with IVs is the first step to addressing the following symptoms of dehydration in children:
- Sunken eyes, cheeks, and top of the head
- Crying without tears
- A dry diaper three hours after changing
- Dry mouth
- Dry tongue
The Prevalence of Dehydration
The most likely victims of dehydration include babies, young kids, and senior citizens. Babies and young children get dehydrated easily because they can’t retain fluids like adults. Some babies also sweat faster than adults. Since they can’t vocalize their feelings, they’re the most likely victims of severe dehydration.
Kids get dehydrated when they’re more physically active or experience vomiting, diarrhea, or any other condition that causes them to lose water.
People in the advanced stages of life slowly lose the ability to retain excess fluids. This, combined with other conditions, such as diabetes, diarrhea, and vomiting, causes them to lose more water than the average adult.
That said, dehydration doesn’t pick and choose. It can happen to anyone who has lost a lot of fluid on a given day. Think about it; when you get a bad stomach bug, doesn’t your doctor recommend IV therapy? They do this because it’s the quickest way to pump the fluids back into your body.
Learn more about Why IV therapy is Good For You, and request an IV drip for dehydration from the most experienced staff in integrative and functional medical nutrition therapy comprising Dr. Chelsey Bennis, Dr. Steven Silverman, D.C., and co-founder Sasha Connolly.