IV hydration — replenishing fluids and electrolytes intravenously — can provide significant benefits in restoring your energy and sense of well-being. The treatment has expanded beyond critical care, and many people have found that optimum hydration allows them to think clearly and perform their best. M Rameen Ghorieshi, MD, MPH, and his colleagues at Palo Alto Mind Body are pleased to offer IV hydration services to their patients while they relax in the comfortable office. Call the practice in Palo Alto, California, to learn how you can schedule an IV hydration appointment. We also serve many patients located in the surrounding Bay Area, such as South Bay, North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, San Jose, and San Francisco.
Dehydration develops in a few ways. Perhaps you’re not consuming enough fluids. It’s also possible that your body is excreting more fluids than normal due to sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, or urination. Sometimes both scenarios can occur.
Athletic activity and chronic medical illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease and diabetes frequently lead to dehydration that’s severe enough to benefit from IV hydration. Many patients going through alcohol withdrawal or suffering the side effects of chemotherapy also become severely dehydrated.
Dehydration affects your body temperature and many other body systems, such as:
Total blood volume, blood pressure, and heart rate are determined by fluid intake and output. When your body is dehydrated, blood volume drops and your heart works harder to circulate enough blood.
It only takes a 2% drop in body weight due to sweating to reduce endurance and increase fatigue. By comparison, athletes can easily lose 6-10% of their total body weight from fluid loss during intense activities.
Mild dehydration can interfere with your ability to concentrate, while mild to moderate levels can affect short-term memory and psychomotor skills.
Ongoing or severe dehydration depletes your energy and increases your risk of serious health complications such as heat stroke, kidney problems, and electrolyte imbalances.
When you become dehydrated, you may not be able to restore enough fluids orally. Even if you eventually become well hydrated by consuming hydrating beverages, it’s a slow process.
Your rehydration is limited by the amount and speed with which you can comfortably drink beverages. More importantly, the rate of rehydration is affected by gastric emptying and your gastrointestinal health.
IV hydration efficiently overcomes these issues by bypassing your gastrointestinal tract and introducing a vitamin-infused, saline solution directly into your bloodstream. As a result, your body rapidly rebalances its total fluids, restoring your energy and well-being.
IV infusions are also an exceptional option for replacing nutrients rapidly and safely into your body. When consumed orally, most vitamins and minerals are not fully absorbed through your gastrointestinal tract.
An enzyme deficiency, inflammatory bowel disease, and low stomach acid are just a few of the possible health problems that inhibit nutrient absorption. Additionally, your small intestine can absorb only a limited amount of some nutrients.
By delivering vitamins and electrolytes directly into your bloodstream, your body quickly receives 100% of a therapeutic dose.
When you get an IV infusion at Palo Alto Mind Body, your overall health is considered. Whether you are deficient in electrolytes or vitamins, the providers at Palo Alto Mind Body, will customize your infusion to your particular needs and provide the right balance to restore your optimal state.
To learn more about IV hydration and vitamin infusions, call Palo Alto Mind Body or request a confidential appointment online. Please note, we also serve many patients located in the surrounding Bay Area, such as South Bay, North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, San Jose, and San Francisco.