25 Jul Get the Healthy Boost You Need to Have the Perfect Vacation
Your perfect summer vacation is only a week away, but you’re feeling a bit more frazzled and fatigued than normal. Perhaps it’s all the anxiety of running around and making sure you have all of your last-minute necessities, plans, and reservations in order. Or maybe it’s because you’re not consuming as much water as you should be during the summertime heat. Here are some reasons why you should get a little intravenous fluids (IVF) boost before you leave on your trip.
You’re Not Functioning
Your vacation should be just that, a vacation away from everyday life. However, dehydration can definitely put a damper on your plans. It is believed that dehydration of little more than 2% of body water can lead to a decrease in cognitive performance. This pertains to a person’s awareness and judgment and includes factors like attentiveness, critical thinking, and memory. However, this study says otherwise. It is now speculated that these impairments can occur even during mild dehydration, which is a body water loss of 1–2%.
Physical effects that come with dehydration can include symptoms like headaches, light-headedness, and being constantly tired. On a more serious note, if dehydration is left untreated for too long, it can lead to serious complications that can result in death.
You Might Be Overhydrating
Wait a minute, are you experiencing similar symptoms but you’ve been drinking plenty of water? Believe it or not, you might be overhydrated. Overhydration occurs by drinking lots of water which causes you to lose electrolytes due to frequent urination. By drinking too much water, you’re not able to replace the necessary salts that your body requires to function properly. If left untreated for too long, you can experience severe complications which can lead to seizures, a coma, or death. Athletes, infants, and the elderly are the most at risk for experiencing overhydration. Depending on how overhydrated you are, an IVF can still be used to bring your electrolyte levels up.
Help Prevent Jet Lag
Are you flying for your vacation? Whether you’re going cross-country or around the world, get an IVF boost before you go! Although jet lag isn’t directly caused by dehydration (but instead a direct disruption on your body’s internal clock), being dehydrated can significantly make symptoms worse. Being properly hydrated before a long flight can greatly reduce fatigue and other common symptoms associated with jet lag, and as a result will give you more time to enjoy yourself!
Don’t jeopardize your perfect vacation due to dehydration or overhydration. Give us a call at (817) 416-5698 and schedule an appointment for a Hydration Hero IV fluid boost today!