Are you dehydrated? What are the signs and symptoms of dehydration and why does it matter?
Dark Yellow Skin
Shortness of Breath
Increased Heart Rate
Low Blood Pressure
Pain in Joints
Why is hydration so important?
IV fluids are also known as a saline solution. This sterile solution is made of sodium chloride and water. This liquid is the foundation of every IV solution, providing essential hydration, diluting medications, and facilitating the delivery of vitamins throughout the body.
The human body is composed of 60%+ water, which means that staying hydrated is essential to every system.
Proper hydration provides the following health benefits:
Maintains cardiovascular health
Promotes and improves energy production
Boosts concentration and focus
Helps provide mental clarity
In addition to these benefits, IV solutions ensure an almost 100% absorption rate, giving your body the maximum effect of the nutrients and medications in the IV formula.
Causes of Dehydration
Sometimes dehydration occurs for simple reasons: You don't drink enough because you're sick or busy, or because you lack access to safe drinking water when you're traveling, hiking or camping.
Other dehydration causes include:
Diarrhea, vomiting. Severe, acute diarrhea — that is, diarrhea that comes on suddenly and violently — can cause a tremendous loss of water and electrolytes in a short amount of time. If you have vomiting along with diarrhea, you lose even more fluids and minerals.
Fever. In general, the higher your fever, the more dehydrated you may become. The problem worsens if you have a fever in addition to diarrhea and vomiting.
Excessive sweating. You lose water when you sweat. If you do vigorous activity and don't replace fluids as you go along, you can become dehydrated. Hot, humid weather increases the amount you sweat and the amount of fluid you lose.
Increased urination. This may be due to undiagnosed or uncontrolled diabetes. Certain medications, such as diuretics and some blood pressure medications, also can lead to dehydration, generally because they cause you to urinate more.