Can IV Hydration be Taken to Prevent Dehydration?

By: Dr. Paul K. Holden


Dehydration can cause chronic health problems like headaches and fatigue when left untreated. If you suffer from dehydration, intravenous (IV) therapy is a safe, effective way to introduce essential fluids back into your body. Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons has helped countless people recover from illness, travel, and exercise-related dehydration through this simple but life-saving solution.

Below, Dr. Paul K. Holden explains the many benefits of IV treatment and why it's a preferred choice among healthcare professionals. Call now for a consultation in Scottsdale, AZ – we'll help you get the hydration your body needs.

Who gets dehydrated?

Anyone can become dehydrated – from young children to the elderly – but it's especially common among people who live active lives. You can become dehydrated from not drinking enough water, illnesses such as the stomach flu or food poisoning, excessive sweating, or other factors that cause your body to lose fluids faster than you can replace them. Even if you don't feel thirsty, your body still needs fluids to stay hydrated.

What are the signs of dehydration?

It's important to recognize common symptoms of dehydration so you can seek treatment before it becomes too severe. Call Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons for an appointment if you experience the following:

  • Thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Lack of energy and fatigue

Why is IV treatment beneficial?

Drinking water is obviously important for hydration, but IV therapy has some distinct advantages. First, IV fluids are introduced directly into your bloodstream, allowing them to reach cells and tissues throughout your body quickly.

Our professionals at Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons are trained to carefully administer IV treatment, so you get the fluids your body needs in a timely manner. Additional benefits include:

  • Improved energy levels: Dehydration is linked to feeling tired, sluggish, and weak. When you rehydrate with an IV drip, you can start to feel energized again.
  • Fast results: When you are severely dehydrated, drinking water or other fluids may take too long to provide relief – but with an IV, the hydration is delivered directly into your system.
  • Reduced risk of complications: Severe dehydration can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. IV treatment ensures that your body is adequately hydrated.

Is IV therapy safe?

Yes, medical professionals have been administering IV treatment in various forms for decades. Of course, it's best to work with a trained specialist like Dr. Holden, so that the therapy is done in a safe and sterile environment. At Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons in Scottsdale, AZ, we use only top-quality, medical-grade supplies and equipment to ensure optimal patient safety. Our team is committed to providing the best care possible.

When to expect results from IV treatment

Most patients at Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons feel better within a few hours of their IV appointment, although the exact timeline depends on the severity of your dehydration. Dr. Holden can provide a detailed timeline once your fluid levels have been assessed. We encourage patients to drink water, eat a balanced diet, and take other steps toward proper hydration between appointments.

Ask about IV hydration

Want to stay hydrated and healthy? Dr. Paul K. Holden understands the dangers of dehydration and offers IV therapy to those in need. Contact Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons to schedule a consultation in Scottsdale, AZ, and learn more. Don't let dehydration take a toll on your health and well-being.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.