Reasons You May Need IV Hydration

14 February 2019
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When most people fall ill or have health issues of any kind, they try to power through the situation without getting medical care or support. However, many of these people make a serious and grave error in judgment when it comes to their overall health. There are many instances, for example, in which people are desperately in need of significant rehydration, so much so that it can only really be achieved through an IV infusion. Get to know some of the scenarios in which you may need to go to the doctor or hospital for IV hydration services. Then, you can be sure you are doing everything you can to take good care of your health. 

You Have Severe Morning Sickness

Many women do not realize the major effects that morning sickness can have on the body. Women with mild to moderate morning sickness can often get their fluids back after vomiting just by drinking water or drinks with electrolytes. However, women with severe morning sickness may not be able to keep fluids that they drink down. 

If you are experiencing such a bout of morning sickness, you need to talk to your doctor immediately. If you cannot keep your fluids down, you can quickly become dangerously dehydrated, which can negatively impact you and your baby. IV fluids can be administered alongside pregnancy-safe anti-nausea medications to help you get hydrated again and get your morning sickness under control. 

Severe morning sickness, known medically as hyperemesis gravidarum, can be managed and treated. Along with the fluids and medications, IV vitamin therapy may also be recommended just to ensure you and the baby do not become malnourished. 

You Have Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is another one of those conditions that can dehydrate you quickly. Like morning sickness, it involves a lot of vomiting and trouble keeping down fluids. However, food poisoning often also involves diarrhea. This means you may be losing twice as many fluids if you are both vomiting and experiencing diarrhea. 

When you have or suspect you have food poisoning, going to the ER or urgent care clinic is in your best interest. While the doctors will not be able to "cure" your food poisoning, they can keep you hydrated, safe, and as comfortable as possible while you recover. 

You Have a Bad Hangover

On the trendier side of things, many people that have severe hangovers from a night on the town swear by IV infusions of fluids and/or vitamins to help with their hangovers. Oftentimes, people who have consumed alcohol will be dehydrated and depleted of necessary vitamins.

Because of this, an IV treatment could potentially help them feel better sooner, though there is no guarantee. What an IV infusion will do is get the body replenished with the fluids and/or vitamins it needs to function properly and to process the alcohol out of the body as efficiently as possible. 

Now that you know a few of the many reasons that you might need IV hydration, you can be sure you head to a doctor's office as soon as possible if one of these scenarios affects you.