TX Primary Care Plus
Internal Medicine located in Plano, TX
Taking liquids orally isn’t always the right way to hydrate your body. At TX Primary Care Plus, internal medicine specialist Venkatesh Madhav, MD, and the team use IV hydration therapy to deliver fluids directly into your bloodstream. IV hydration therapy ensures your body gets the fluids it needs, even if you aren’t feeling well enough to ingest fluids orally. To learn more, call the practice in Plano, Texas, or book an appointment online now.
IV Hydration Therapy Q&A
What is IV hydration therapy?
Normally, when you ingest fluids, vitamins, or minerals, they must bypass your gastrointestinal tract. The digestive process not only takes time, but it also reduces the potency of the substance you ingest.
IV hydration therapy delivers electrolyte-packed fluids straight into your bloodstream to bypass the digestive process. That means the fluids reach your body’s organs and tissues immediately, retaining the fluid’s original potency.
For people with severe gastrointestinal disorders or difficulty ingesting liquids, IV hydration therapy can also reduce the chances of uncomfortable digestive side effects, such as vomiting or diarrhea.
Who needs IV hydration therapy?
IV hydration therapy is essential if you’re severely dehydrated. Common symptoms of dehydration include:
- Excessive thirst
- Dry mouth
- Increased heart rate
- Rapid breathing
- Difficulty urinating
- Very dark urine
Dehydration can be dangerous without prompt care. IV hydration therapy allows your body to take in the electrolyte-infused fluids it needs to function properly.
What are the benefits of IV hydration therapy?
Delivering fluids into the bloodstream offers many advantages when compared to oral ingestion. Common benefits of IV hydration therapy include:
IV therapy sends electrolyte-rich fluids into your bloodstream to quickly replenish vitamins and minerals. By bypassing the digestive system, IV fluids can reach your organs and tissues as soon as possible.
If you’re experiencing advanced symptoms of dehydration, the vitamins and minerals that IV hydration therapy provides can reach your bloodstream quickly to relieve your discomfort.
Hydrating your organs directly allows them to flush out harmful toxins, particularly in the liver and kidneys.
When you experience nausea or vomiting, drinking fluids orally can further upset your stomach. Fortunately, IV hydration therapy bypasses your gastrointestinal tract, so your body can absorb any necessary vitamins and minerals without irritating your digestive system.
At TX Primary Care Plus, your doctor can customize the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in your fluids to address your specific symptoms. They can carefully curate your fluid bag depending on the severity of your dehydration for targeted relief.
To learn more about IV hydration therapy, call TX Primary Care Plus or schedule an appointment online today.