IV Hydration Specialist

Kansas Medical Associates, PA

Internists & Pediatricians located in Andover, KS

When you feel fatigued, run down, and listless, you may be dehydrated. Whether you’ve not been drinking as much water as you should, had a hard night of drinking, or can’t keep up with your sweat output, IV hydration can help you feel better rapidly. At Kansas Medical Associates, the expert team of doctors can offer this quick rehydration solution to revive your energy and overall sense of wellbeing. If you live in Wichita, Kansas, or the surrounding area, call the office or book an online appointment for IV hydration when you’re feeling down.

IV Hydration Q & A

What is IV hydration?

In cases where oral hydration isn’t enough to get you back to feeling your best quickly, the doctors at Kansas Medical Associates may recommend IV hydration.

During IV hydration, a technician sets you up with an IV drip of fluids, usually containing water and a little sodium or sugar.

Why does dehydration occur?

When you lose fluids through sweat and don’t replenish them, your body gets out of balance. Your supply of specific compounds, known as electrolytes — including sodium, magnesium, and potassium — fall out of balance, so you feel drained and unwell.

Vigorous exercise in high heat can cause you to become dehydrated, as can the effects of a night of heavy drinking. A serious illness that causes diarrhea and vomiting may also leave you dehydrated and needing IV fluids to feel better fast.

Hydration IVs can also help you feel better when you feel run down from the common cold or the flu.

What are symptoms of dehydration?

If you suspect you’re dehydrated and drinking regular water doesn’t seem to be improving your symptoms, come in for an IV hydration drip.

Specific symptoms that definitely indicate you would benefit from IV fluids include:

  • Reduced urination
  • Rapid breathing
  • Dry, wrinkly skin
  • Dry mouth and eyes

Headache and sleep disturbances may also accompany dehydration.

What are the benefits of IV hydration?

IV hydration can resolve the symptoms of dehydration. The IV delivers the fluids directly into your bloodstream, so rehydration happens faster than it does when you drink water or fluids. Plus, an IV hydration can contain an optimal mix of electrolytes.

What should I expect during an IV hydration session?

First, you’re placed in a quiet room and a technician from Kansas Medical Associates inserts an IV into a vein in your arm. The IV is attached to a bag with the hydrating fluids. You sit quietly as the fluids are delivered through the tube.

The entire process takes about an hour and you can go right back to your daily activities afterwards.

If you’re run down from dehydration, Kansas Medical Associates can help. They offer IV hydration to restore your fluid levels to an optimal state. Call the office or book online today.