What exactly is hydration therapy?

Hydration therapy is a simple treatment that delivers fluids directly into your bloodstream through a small IV inserted into your arm. The fluids may also include vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants and even medication in the mix. By allowing fluids to circulate quickly through your body, hydration therapy rapidly replenishes fluids in a way that drinking fluids can’t.

Why would I need hydration therapy?

Hydration therapy can be used for a number of reasons. Some people seek IV hydration as a hangover cure or for migraine treatment. Others find it useful for athletic recovery, stress relief, or as a way to rehydrate after a long flight, an illness or a hot day in the sun. If your body is crying out for fluids and that lack of fluids is leaving you not feeling your best, hydration therapy can help.

Will I be able to tell if I’m dehydrated?

Many signs of dehydration are pretty obvious. Increased thirst is a sign. In fact, if you’re feeling thirsty, you’re probably already dehydrated. Dry mouth, headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and dark urine are other signals that your body is crying out for fluids.

But wait… How did I get dehydrated in the first place?

You can get dehydrated when you lose more fluids than you take in, like when you sweat during exercise or spend time outside in hot weather. Drinking too much alcohol causes dehydration and so can long airplane flights. You can also become dehydrated when you’ve been sick with fever, vomiting or diarrhea, or even if you just forget to sip water throughout the day.

Remind me again why I can’t just start chugging water if I need fluids?

Whenever you drink fluids, your small intestine gets first dibs. So it will soak up most of what you send its way before the rest of your body can benefit. If you down massive amounts of water too quickly, it can upset your digestive system and may even cause your sodium levels to drop to dangerous levels. If you’re dehydrated, IV fluids can get the job done more quickly and efficiently than drinking water.

What will the experience be like?

Hydration therapy only takes about 30 to 45 minutes.The only discomfort you may feel is a slight pinch when the IV needle is inserted. Other than that, you can just sit back and relax. By the time your treatment is done, you’ll likely already start feeling better.

Hey, what’s that in my IV bag?

The cocktail you receive during hydration therapy will depend on why you’re getting the treatment. You’ll get a specially chosen mix of fluids with vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and/or medication.

Why get a B12 injection?

Our bodies require a daily intake of essential vitamins and minerals in order to properly function. If one of these vitamins is deficient, it can result in serious health problems. The shot is a quick way to get your B12 levels back to where they should be. An injection of B12 may bring on immediate health benefits including:

  • Increases Energy Levels And Concentration

  • Improves Metabolism And Helps With Weight Loss

  • Boosts The Immune System

  • Helps Improve Sleep Patterns

  • Helps Stop Certain Types Of Hair Loss

What will the B12 injection be like?

A B12 injection is an intramuscular injection similar to a vaccine. You can expect a bit of discomfort with the injection of the needle, but otherwise the side effects are minimal. There might be some tenderness or slight bruising at the site of the injection. This process will take less than 5 minutes.

Do I need to sign up in advance?

Scheduling in advance is recommended due to limited spots. We have 2 chairs available at a time and IV hydration fluids run usually over 30-45. Walk-ins are accepted if a chair is available.

How do I know if I qualify?

Upon signing up you will be sent a link with a medical questionnaire to fill out. This will determine whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for IV therapy. There are very few contraindications or reasons not to get IV hydration therapy.

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Discharge Instructions

Remember to follow the Discharge Instructions after your therapy.

Risks of Therapy

Pain and discomfort from the injection site are possible. Serious adverse effects from therapy are extremely rare. Make sure to read and review the Informed Consent prior to your appointment so you understand the risks, benefits, and alternatives to therapy.