Due to medical situations, environmental concerns, illnesses, or other similar issues some patients become high risk for dehydration. There are many health risks that are associated with dehydration therefore it is important to quickly treat dehydration if it is suspected. In some cases having a patient drink water frequently may be enough, but if he or she is already dehydrated or unable to drink water then medical professionals may decide to start hydration therapy IV to immediately get the patient the fluids that they need.
Why is Hydration So Important?
There are many different reasons that staying hydrated is essential. The first of which and the most important is the fact that the body needs water to run. Without water it will simply break down leading to cardiac issues at the most extreme, and on an everyday basis to lingering headaches and a general feeling of malaise. There are many everyday issues that patients complain about that can be caused by lack of proper hydration. Many people do not realize they are dehydrated unless it is to the point of being life threatening. Some of the most common signs of dehydration include:
• Dry and sticky tongue and overall mouth
• Sleepiness, feeling you are dragging, unable to focus
• Dry skin
How You Can Remedy These Problems
Hydration therapy is the easiest way to make sure that your body receives the proper amount of water that it needs to function. It can be used in hospital settings in medical emergencies or sometimes administered as part of alternative medicine or homeopathy. In these cases specialty waters are generally used that have had herbs infused into them and then super diluted so that the herbs are unnoticeable. In some cases the salinity and pH of the water many also be slightly toyed with for maximum benefit. Although science has not researched the benefits of these types of alternative therapy, many people that have chosen to try out homeopathic waters benefit greatly and report that their symptoms have been relieved. It can also help you recover from an illness quicker if you are proper hydrated.