Hydration therapy is an essential activity for the sustenance of animal and plant life. It has been asserted that humans who may already suffer from either mild dehydration or acute dehydration only have about one week to live if the condition remains untreated with a coma preceding demise. The symptoms of dehydration are said to include dry sticky mouth, lack of skin elasticity, dark urine, and in severe instances unconsciousness or delirium. Mild dehydration is treatable with increased intake of water or sport drink such as Powerade. Sudden or acute dehydration evidenced with vomiting or diarrhea requires treatment by a qualified healthcare provider.
The lymphatic system has a dual task of removing toxins away from the blood while simultaneously transporting cells whose purpose is to strengthen immunity. Unlike the heart, the lymphatic system is not an organ. This process described above is called lymphatic drainage therapy. This can be aided according to health experts by alternating cold and hot water during a shower. The alteration occurs about every 30 seconds. Other measures include using a skin brush below one’s face on the upper and lower body for a few minutes daily, seeking a massage therapist who can perform lymphatic massage, or conferring with a noted lymphatic drainage therapist.
- Someone has been diagnosed with dysphagia, difficulty swallowing.
- A person has been placed on end-of-life care through Hospice and is largely unaware.
- Frequent loss of fluid through sweating, vomiting or diarrhea using up needed electrolytes.
Using Oral Therapies
Findings indicate that on average human beings lose over 60 ounces of water daily, and over half of the body comprises water. About 45 percent is estimated to be lost in going to the bathroom and about 20 percent in sweating and breathing. The common problems known in hydration therapies in turn support treatment by oral administration. These incidence include patients may find tube placement to be uncomfortable; difficulty breathing or feeling sluggish over time; blood in the tube on occasions when the needle infiltrates a vein; infusion of nutrients may speed or slow during administration due to equipment settings. Largely, these problems can be addressed through healthcare means and close monitoring.