IV Hydration as Dehydration Treatment in Magnolia, TX & the Vintage Park Area
To quickly and effectively address the effects of dehydration, Medella Urgent Care offers IV (intravenous) hydration therapy at our two convenient locations in the Magnolia, Texas, and Vintage Park areas. Dehydration occurs when the body does not have sufficient fluids to perform its vital functions. Common causes include overexertion and sweating, vomiting and diarrhea, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, diuretic medications, and certain illnesses and chronic health conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes.
Why Not Just Drink Water?
If you are dehydrated, thirst and other early symptoms may be enough to compel you to remedy the situation on your own. That’s why it’s so important to listen to what your body may be telling you. For instance, if you are sweating profusely, urinating less often than usual, starting to feel tired, or sensing that a headache is coming on, pay attention—these are signs that you need to immediately slow down and drink some water. That might be all it takes to replenish your fluids and help you feel better.
Sometimes, however, fluid loss can quickly progress beyond mild dehydration to a potentially life-threatening condition, at which point it is critical to take in fluids as quickly as possible. In this situation, IV hydration therapy can be beneficial because higher volumes of fluid can be delivered than would be possible with oral administration. IV hydration therapy introduces essential fluids and electrolytes directly and immediately into the body’s circulatory system (bypassing the digestive system which might be afflicted by nausea/vomiting and/or diarrhea for a faster effect).
Signs to Watch For
In addition to thirst, infrequent urination, headache, and fatigue, some symptoms of severe dehydration that may require IV hydration therapy include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dry mouth and lips
- Low blood pressure
- Cool, dry skin that doesn’t snap back when you pinch it
- Urine that is darker in color than usual
- Lightheadedness, irritability, or confusion
- Muscle cramps
IV hydration therapy is a relatively simple procedure that has been used for years to treat and manage dehydration and other health issues. However, to ensure optimum safety, it should be performed by a trained medical professional in a sterile environment.
At Medella Urgent Care, we understand that our patients are busy and need to feel better fast. We’re pleased to offer IV hydration as dehydration treatment at our two Houston-area clinics serving residents of Magnolia, TX, and Vintage Park. Contact us or stop by today to learn more about our urgent care services. We are open every day with extended evening hours, and we do not require appointments.