How Does IV Hydration Work?

Many people spend most of their time dehydrated and don’t even know it. We assume that the symptoms of dehydration come from being tired or stressed when often the first thing our bodies need is hydration. IV hydration speeds more fluids into your body than trying to drink enough, and it can have added benefits for your health.

What is Dehydration?

The body requires hydration for all essential functions. Our cells need water to keep them functioning, and our blood needs hydration to flow smoothly. People can become dehydrated during an illness, from exercising and not drinking enough fluids to recover, or simply from not drinking enough water every day. 

Symptoms of dehydration can include:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Aching muscles
  • Dry, itchy eyes
  • Chapped lips
  • Brain fog

Many people do not recognize the signs of feeling dehydrated or attribute them to something else, not realizing how much better rehydration could make them feel. By the time you feel the symptoms, your body has already become dehydrated, and you may struggle to drink enough fluids to catch up. 

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What is IV Hydration?

IV hydration uses an intravenous line to deliver hydration directly into your bloodstream. This improves your absorption of the fluids and gets them into your system faster than trying to drink enough to rehydrate yourself.

How Does IV Hydration Work?

To provide you with IV hydration, a small cannula will be placed under the skin, and the fluids will be hung in a sterile bag above your head so gravity can help the fluids into your body. For basic hydration, the fluid often contains only sterile saline, or water with salts dissolved in it. These salts help rehydrate the body by helping it absorb hydration and by restoring your natural balance of electrolytes. Because the hydration fluid has the same saltiness as blood, the body can use it effectively. 

What are the Benefits of IV Hydration?

The benefits of IV hydration are both immediate, and if you use it regularly to stay well-hydrated, beneficial to your overall functioning. A hydrated body functions better and lets you think more clearly. Benefits of IV hydration can include:

  • Quick absorption
  • No need to drink large amounts of fluids
  • Decrease in headaches
  • Less fatigue and more energy
  • Relief from muscle cramps
  • Hydrated, healthy mucous membranes
  • Improved dry eye symptoms
  • More alertness

At Cutler Integrative Medicine, we understand that proper hydration is a fundamental cornerstone of keeping the body in a healthy balance. With the body in a state of dehydration, other systems cannot function at their best. IV hydration speeds fluids into your system to quickly refresh your body with an ideal hydration solution. 

If you wish, we also offer numerous boosters that you can add to your IV treatment to help optimize your health and well-being. 

Take the Next Step

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Doug Cutler and his team of expert naturopathic providers to learn more about IV hydration. Call us at (248) 663-0165 today! Cutler Integrative Medicine is dedicated to your health and well-being. 

Cutler Integrative Medicine is a premier award-winning wellness clinic that provides patients with unparalleled individualized naturopathic healthcare. Dr. Doug Cutler is a nationally renowned expert in Naturopathic medicine and has the highest training in his field, as well as in Environmental Medicine, IV Nutrient Therapy, and Detoxification. His ClubIV™ is one of the most extensive IV Nutrient Clinics in the country.

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