IV Hydration Therapy Specialist

Dr. Slater & Ventura Medical Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Internal Medicine located in Ventura, CA

Dehydration is something that can affect anyone and often develops without you realizing until you start feeling ill. Susan Slater, MD, MPH, and her team at Ventura Medical Aesthetics can rehydrate your system and return you to health using IV hydration therapy. Whether you’re dehydrated after an illness or you find it hard to take in enough water day to day, IV hydration therapy is a safe and effective way to increase fluid levels in your body and help you stay hydrated. Call the Ventura, California, clinic today for more information, or book an appointment using the online tool.

IV Hydration Therapy Q & A

What is IV hydration therapy?

IV hydration therapy is a simple, effective method of introducing fluids into your system when you need them. Your practitioner inserts an intravenous needle into your arm, through which the liquid drips steadily into your vein, providing an instant rehydrating effect.

Receiving IV hydration therapy enables you to have a carefully formulated mixture of fluids and electrolytes or salts introduced safely into your body to reverse the effects of dehydration and reinvigorate you.

Why might I need IV hydration therapy?

When you aren’t taking in fluids at the same rate your body’s losing them, you can become dehydrated, which as well as making you feel unwell can be a serious threat to health in severe cases. You might need rehydration therapy at Ventura Medical Aesthetics for conditions such as:

  • Exhaustion
  • Post-viral fatigue
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Overexertion
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea and vomiting

IV rehydration therapy is also useful for clients who are involved in training programs that require high levels of physical effort.

Why is dehydration such a problem?

Most people know that humans can’t survive without water for more than a couple of days, and understand that severe dehydration can cause death. However, the effects of mild and moderate dehydration are less widely appreciated. Many of the symptoms you might encounter regularly but attribute to your busy life or stress could well be due to mild or moderate dehydration, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Dry or rough skin
  • Constipation

As the dehydration worsens, the effects become more severe, and you may feel dizzy, nauseated, or disorientated. You urinate far less frequently than normal, your urine becomes darker, and you may feel an extreme listlessness.

How can I prevent dehydration?

To prevent dehydration, you need to monitor how much you’re drinking and ensure you’re taking in enough fluids each day, allowing for the temperature and the amount of physical activity you’re doing. You lose a large percentage of water every day through breathing and sweating, and this loss increases enormously if it’s hot or you’re exerting yourself physically.

Bear in mind that drinks such as coffee and alcohol have a diuretic effect, which means they make you urinate more often, so you don’t benefit from the water content in the drink. Water is the best fluid to drink, especially if you’re feeling thirsty.

If you think IV rehydration therapy could help, come to Ventura Medical Aesthetics and learn more about how the therapy works. You and your practitioner can discuss why you might be suffering from dehydration, and develop a treatment program to optimize your hydration levels using the most appropriate combination of self-help and IV rehydration therapy. Call the clinic now to schedule an appointment or book online.