With record temperatures sweeping across the United States this week, it’s a good time to review why you need to stay hydrated, especially if you have a chronic illness.
Your Body Works Best When You Stay Hydrated
Did you know every cell in your body is dependent on water to function correctly? Waste removal, food digestion, nutrient transport, and joint lubrication all rely on proper hydration. And in the summer heat, one of water’s most vital functions for the human body is temperature regulation. You need to stay hydrated to stay healthy in the summer heat.
Your Body Uses Water To Say Cool
When you breathe or sweat, your body is cooling itself down. Faster breathing and more profuse sweating, as during exercise, increases the need for water. If you don’t give your body enough water, you’ll experience dehydration and maybe even heat stroke.
Recognize the Signs of Dehydration
The first sign of dehydration is thirst. If you’re thirsty, that means your body is already in a state of mild dehydration, so it’s best to stay ahead of the game and drink your water. Other signs of dehydration include dry mouth, decreased urination, concentrated urine, fatigue or sleepiness, dizziness and dry skin.
If you notice any of these symptoms, get yourself a tall glass of water and start rehydrating your body right away to avoid more severe dehydration or even shock.
Hydration Therapy at IVX Health
In the summer months, it’s easier to get dehydrated due to the combination of heat and being outside and more active more often. But hydration therapy at IVX Health can help you feel your best. Whether you’re preparing for or recovering from a race or sporting event or just need to get your mind and body back into shape, hydration therapy get your body the water it needs to be at its best.
IVX Health makes it possible for you to get your treatment and engage in self-care with a spa-like environment and the comforts of home at any of our offices. You can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! It’s the right care at the right place to get your health on track.
We’re invested in helping you live your best life, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at any of our convenient locations. If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.