IV Therapy: Stay Hydrated this Summer

July 24, 2019 0 Comments
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Texas summer is no joke, and we’re reaching the point in the season where we should all be taking extra measures to stay safe and healthy as temperatures rise.

Regardless of if you’re chugging water all day long or you’re guilty of reaching for a can of Diet Coke more than your water bottle, there are some other things we can be doing to make sure we’re hydrated this summer.

We’ve written before about the benefits of IV therapy, but today we want to focus on the advantages of getting this treatment in the summer months and specifically how they can help keep you hydrated.

If you’re not familiar with IV therapy, you can check out this page for some useful starter info. Read on to learn more about why IV therapy may be an excellent option for beating the summer heat and staying healthy!

Beat the Texas Heat with IV Therapy

Unless you’re able to sit inside your home with the AC on blast, you’re sweating. When we sweat, our body is losing electrolytes. Why does this matter?

Ask anyone how they plan to stay healthy this summer, and they’ll likely say “drink water” and while that is important, maintaining balanced electrolytes is equally as important. Our body can’t fully absorb the water we’re consuming without the proper amount of electrolytes.

Electrolytes are minerals that have:

  • An electric charge
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium

When these are in balance, our body can regulate the functions of muscles and nerves and keep our cells hydrated. Therefore, an imbalance of electrolytes can open us up to the risk of dehydration.

In addition to staying hydrated, you also need sufficient electrolytes to absorb vitamins and minerals from the food you eat.

Electrolyte Imbalance and Dehydration can manifest in various ways. Some of the most common signs of these conditions are:

  • Fatigue/exhaustion
  • Headache
  • Muscle weakness
  • Faster than normal heart rate

Think Dehydration Can Only Occur in the Summer?

Wrong. Studies from New York Hospital and Cornell Medical Center found that 75% of its 3,003 subjects were experiencing chronic dehydration, and the consequences can be detrimental.

When left untreated, dehydration can cause physical and emotional distress, making it hard to concentrate and making us feel sick. Apart from being aware of how much water you’re drinking, why not try out one of our IV therapies?

Stay Hydrated this Summer with IV Therapy

IV nutrition supplements are great options for those looking to battle summer fatigue and dehydration. Escape the heat and meet us at our Drip Lounge for a relaxing IV therapy that can replenish your body and revitalize you.

Our medical team will discuss your symptoms (if any), your goals, and answer any questions you have. Together we can determine which IV therapy is the best approach for your wellness plan!

How It Works

This safe and quick procedure can take up to 30 minutes during which you will sit comfortably and are free to use your phone, read a book, listen to a podcast, or even nap!

Our team will be nearby to assist with any concerns and ensure you are taken care of while receiving treatment.

Many patients report feeling calm, relaxed and refreshed during the process. Effects are felt immediately as the IV therapy reaches your bloodstream instantly, replenishing your body and restoring electrolytes.

Are There Side Effects?

There are no harmful side effects, with very few patients appearing flushed or having a vitamin taste in their mouths, but the majority leave feeling energized!

Regardless of the IV mixture you choose, your body will be getting essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in an extremely efficient manner.

Choosing Your Drip

While we offer various IV therapies, some of our most popular during summer are the Myers Cocktail and Peak Performance.

Myers Cocktail is a potent solution containing a specially balanced combination of vitamins and minerals, including:

  • Vitamin B complex 100
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol)
  • Calcium (Calcium Gluconate)
  • Vitamin B12 (Hydroxocobalamin)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride).
  • Depending on the type and severity of the condition being treated, additional nutrients may be added to the solution.

The Peak Performance IV is the Myers Cocktail plus:

  • Arginine
  • Methionine ​
  • Glycine​
  • Taurine ​
  • Glutathione

We Can Help Keep You Hydrated!

IV therapy circumvents the need for nutrient absorption through the gut. Patients who opt for IV therapy can get higher levels of vitamins and absorb more quickly, getting up to 10 times the vitamins and minerals in one treatment than you could get orally in one day.

If you’re ready to take care of yourself, give us a call! Be sure to inquire about any special offers or ongoing promotions and schedule your IV therapy today.

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Stay hydrated this summer with IV therapy! Learn about the innovative and simple Myers Cocktail treatment that can help keep you vibrant all summer long.

We are committed to staying up to date on CDC guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). It is critical that our team helps support our community’s efforts to guard against the spread of COVID-19.

Our healthcare team understands this and does not take the situation lightly. Our goal is to not only impart knowledge regarding the situation, but also ways to help our patients optimize their health. At this time, we we will continue to be open for regular business hours and are scheduling VIRTUAL PATIENT CONSULTATIONS.

Additionally, we are taking added measures to keep our office sterilized. We are requesting that all patients give us a call to request a virtual consultation during this time, and any patient that may have recently traveled to high risk areas or experience viral illness symptoms respectfully call us to reschedule your appointment.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns, at 405-266-5011 or schedule your virtual consultation easily online!

Current office hours may vary and we will reevaluate the office opening for “in office” appointments after April 10th based on the COVID-19 status.

Yours for better health,

Monica Ortega, CFNP