IV Therapy vs Drinking Water?

May 28, 2020 by admin

Intravenous (IV) therapy is an effective and fast method to restore the inner balance of water and electrolytes. But you might be wondering, “Can’t I just drink more water instead?”

Hydration is certainly crucial for a healthy lifestyle but there are additional benefits to IV therapy.

Faster effect

IV fluids work faster than drinking water. When you drink water, you hydrate your oral cavity, which gives you the feeling of hydration. From there, water takes hours before it enters your system since most water is absorbed in the large intestine, which is the lower part of the digestive system. On the other hand, when you receive IV therapy, IV fluids enter your bloodstream directly. This means that the effects of hydration begin immediately, so you will feel better faster than when you simply drink a cup of water.

Ideal for nausea

IV Hydration is better for nauseous people. Nausea is one of the worst things that can happen to people, especially after drinking alcohol. When you are nauseous, your stomach aches and your consciousness is impaired. Vomiting is also associated with nausea and people who drink know how exhausting vomiting and nausea are.

IV fluid therapy can restore lost electrolyte and restore lost volume in the body when one is unable to drink fluids due to nausea. IV fluids do not pass through the gastrointestinal tract, making them the ideal and most effective for treating nausea and heartburn. IV fluids are highly effective in eliminating nausea and vomiting in about 20 to 40 minutes. They work fast since they are administered directly into the bloodstream.

More than just fluid

IV hydration provides our bodies with essential elements and electrolytes. Dehydration is not only about our water levels but also about electrolytes. Minerals and trace elements such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are necessary for our hydration. When someone is dehydrated, IV therapy is administered, replenishing them with potassium and saline solution to make them fully hydrated. You do not have to eat or drink while administering the IV fluids.

Additional supplements

IV fluids can be tailored to include additional supplements. Dehydrated people, especially alcoholics, should get IV therapy. IV fluids can be customized to contain vitamins, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory agents, antioxidants, and anti-nausea (antiemetic) medications.
Hangovers are among the most common causes of using IV fluid therapy. If you struggle with recovering from hangovers frequently, choose IV fluid therapy and you will be rehydrated fast and get back to your normal life in no time.

IV therapy at IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles

At our Beverly Hills center, we provide residents of LA with the most convenient ways to get rehydrated again. The procedure is safe and painless. It is performed by professionals who will make sure you are comfortable throughout the entire procedure.

During the session, you can either rest or spend time doing activities such as reading or listening to music. Our medical office is designed to allow patients to have their sessions privately and in complete comfort.

To book your appointment, call us on 877-760-3564.

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