IV Hydration Specialist

Ketaesthetic

Ketamine Infusion Specialist & Wellness located in Midtown, New York, NY

Dehydration can cause a number of damaging effects within the body — headaches, exhaustion, and cramping, to name a few. At Ketaesthetic in Midtown Manhattan, the experienced intravenous (IV) treatment specialists offer IV hydration to rapidly restore your body’s optimal levels of fluids and relieve your symptoms fast. For IV hydration in a comfortable Midtown office, call Ketaesthetic in New York City or schedule an appointment online now.

IV Hydration Q & A

What is dehydration?

Dehydration means that you're eliminating more fluid than you're ingesting, leaving your body with inadequate fluids to function as it should. 

Some of the most common causes of dehydration include heavy sweating, vomiting, severe diarrhea, and increased urinary frequency. Also, you're more likely to grow dehydrated when you have a fever. 

In addition, you can become dehydrated if you're very busy and simply not drinking enough water. On average, you should drink about 64 ounces of water (eight 8-ounce glasses) a day for normal activity levels. 

If you're planning outdoor exercise, especially in hot weather, you need to drink 16-20 ounces of water about an hour before you start the activity. During the outdoor activity, drink smaller amounts (6-12 ounces) of water or other fluids like sports drinks every 10-15 minutes to avoid dehydration. 

Following exercise, you need at least another 16 ounces of fluids to replace what you’ve lost to sweating.

What is IV hydration?

IV hydration is a method of restoring your body's depleted fluid levels through an intravenous line. If you’re dehydrated, you may experience a wide range of issues like tiredness, headaches, cramping, constipation, and other issues. 

By rehydrating your body, you can quickly give your major organs what they need to function properly, and this in turn relieves your symptoms.

When might I need IV hydration?

Despite your best efforts, you may sometimes grow dehydrated, tired, and weak. IV hydration is a good way to curb the issues of dehydration in under an hour. Some common reasons to have IV hydration include:

  • Recovering from illness
  • After sports or heavy exercise
  • After food poisoning
  • After travel (especially when you have jet lag)

If you suspect that you're dehydrated for any reason, IV hydration is a shortcut to restoring fluids and feeling better.

What ingredients does an IV hydration treatment include?

IV hydration drips contain saline, a mix of sodium chloride (salt), and water that restores your electrolytes — essential body minerals — and total body fluids. In addition to the standard hydration, you can opt for vitamin therapy by adding vitamins and supplements to your IV.  

If you're dehydrated or simply trying to avoid dehydration after major activity or illness, IV hydration can help. Call the Ketaesthetic office or schedule an appointment online now.