Fluid is essential to an individuals over all health. Replenishing fluid into the body in situations such as strenuous work-out or extreme heat is also essential. If the body doesn’t receive fluids that it’s losing this can lead to dehydration. This can lead to even more serious conditions such as heat stroke. But for some just drinking water or sports drinks may not be enough to put the fluid back in the body. Especially in cases where illness is involved. This is where hydration therapy can come into play. Hydration or rehydration therapy as it’s more commonly known is a way through intravenous treatment to put fluid along with essential vitamins and minerals back into the body. Such treatments as these are done in Emergency rooms at hospitals to treat patients who are seriously dehydrated but they can also be done at clinics as treatments for patients seeking to replenish fluid in their body.
Benefits of Using Rehydration IV Treatments
Of course the main benefit of doing IV rehydration is to help treat those who are dehydrated. Yet there are other conditions that can be treated through this process. There are also several benefits to the human body in general that make it a treatment that individuals especially athletes like to have done. These conditions include the following:
What are the Side Effects of IV Rehydration
From what has been documented patients haven’t reported too many if any side effects to having the rehydration therapy done. Perhaps one of the most common complaints is maybe irritation to the IV area over time. But other then that there have been very few side effects reported. Despite the fact that the treatment is relatively safe for patients they are still required to fill out medical history. This no doubt give the clinics more information about the individuals own personal needs when giving them the treatment. Also keep in mind that unless the IV treatment is being done in an Emergency Room for some given reason but in a clinic setting as an alternative medical treatment odds are it won’t be covered by a health plan. So, this is something that most individuals will need to keep in mind when they decide whether hydration therapy is right for them.