IV Hydration

Avesta Ketamine and Wellness

Anesthesiology & Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in McLean, VA, Bethesda, MD & Washington, DC

You might not realize the importance of staying hydrated until you experience the effects of dehydration, which can include low mood, mental fogginess, and fatigue. Avesta Ketamine and Wellness in McLean, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington DC offers IV hydration to restore nutrients and fluids in your body after a hangover, jet lag, or intense workout. To find out more about how IV hydration works, schedule your consultation at either location by phone or online today.

IV Hydration Q & A

What is IV hydration?

IV hydration is a therapeutic treatment to restore a balance between nutrients and fluids within your body. Dehydration can have serious effects, and there are numerous activities and occurrences that can cause your body to lose or stop retaining the water it needs. They can also deplete your nutrients and lead to unfavorable symptoms like fatigue and headaches.

IV hydration restores necessary nutrients to your body that can help you retain water and other fluids. Because it's an infusion, the nutrients and fluids go directly into your bloodstream instead of through your digestive system. This leads to faster effects and a higher rate of nutrient uptake than the alternative option of drinking or consuming fluids and electrolytes. 

When should I consider getting IV hydration?

Dehydration doesn’t just come from not drinking enough water. While this is just one cause of dehydration, certain activities can lead to the same effects because they alter your body’s ability to hold water. 

The symptoms of a hangover, for example, are largely linked to dehydration because alcohol, or ethanol, is a diuretic. This means it causes your body to lose its fluids quickly. It’s also why you might notice yourself visiting the restroom more frequently than usual when you’re out for a night of drinking. 

Other reasons to consider IV hydration include jet lag, general fatigue, and sports conditioning. 

What’s in a hydration IV?

IV hydration beats drinking lots of water because you also need to restore your electrolytes, which help your body retain the water you consume. Therefore, a hydration IV contains a solution including vitamins and other important nutrients. A few possible ingredients for your infusion are:

  • B-complex
  • Biotin
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium
  • Glutathione
  • Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)
  • Amino acids

If you need them, Avesta Ketamine and Wellness offers anti-nausea, pain medicine, and immune boosters as add-ons to your IV hydration treatment. 

What should I expect during IV hydration?

After selecting ingredients and add-ons for your IV hydration session, your provider inserts the IV line into a vein in your hand or arm. It’s connected to a one-liter bag containing the fluids. 

During the infusion, you can get comfortable. You can bring a book to read or a personal device to listen to music, or you can sit back and enjoy a snack. 

IV infusion results in nearly immediate relief from headaches, nausea, and other symptoms of dehydration. To schedule a consultation, call Avesta Ketamine and Wellness, or book an appointment online today. 

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