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How Quick Can I Recover From Dehydration After IV Therapy?

By: Dr. Nathaniel Shober


Dehydration occurs when our bodies lose fluids faster than we can replenish them. If you feel thirsty, lightheaded, or fatigued, sports drinks may not be enough to resolve these issues. IV (intravenous) therapy at Greystone Regenerative Medicine delivers much-needed fluids and nutrients directly to the bloodstream for almost immediate results.

Of course, how quickly you recover from dehydration depends on several factors, including your health and the severity of your symptoms. Dr. Nathaniel Shober can provide more information during a consultation in Concord, NH. Call now to discover the benefits of IV therapy and why so many people are choosing this treatment instead of sugary sports drinks.

What causes dehydration?

There are many reasons why you may become dehydrated, including excessive sweating from exercise, hot weather, medications like diuretics, or an illness that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Drinking too much alcohol also removes fluids from the blood through your renal system. Symptoms of dehydration range from mild to moderate and may include:

  • Thirst
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Fatigue or dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Headache

Those with severe cases of dehydration require immediate medical attention. Please see a doctor right away if you feel faint or confused, have a rapid heartbeat, or experience issues with urination.

Why IV therapy?

Many people turn to sports drinks for a quick pick-me-up, but these drinks are sometimes high in sugar, meaning they may actually contribute to dehydration. Intravenous therapy bypasses the digestive system and delivers fluids directly to the bloodstream for hydration that is almost immediate. Plus, there is no sugar crash afterward!

Greystone Regenerative Medicine also offers IV therapy to provide patients with essential vitamins and minerals for optimal health. Call our Concord, NH office if you are interested in the following:

  • Boosting your energy and metabolism
  • Strengthening your immune system
  • Addressing vitamin deficiencies
  • Recovering from a recent injury or illness

How long does it take to recover from dehydration?

A consultation with Dr. Shober can determine if IV therapy is right for you and how many treatments you may need. In general, most people feel better after just one appointment, but some require additional sessions to recover from dehydration.

Dehydration looks different for everyone, so the time it takes to recover varies depending on your individual circumstances. Please inform us of any medications you are taking, as well as any medical conditions, so we can provide an accurate timeline for your care.

What does an appointment look like?

Once we create a custom plan for IV therapy, patients are led into one of our comfortable treatment rooms. We then clean your skin and insert a small catheter into one of your veins. The IV is connected to a slow-drip saline solution, which delivers fluids and nutrients directly to the bloodstream.

You may feel a pinch when the needle is inserted, but most people find the process to be relatively painless. Patients are free to relax, read, or spend time on their smartphones. There is no recovery period involved, but Dr. Shober may suggest drinking water and avoiding strenuous workouts for the rest of the day.

Get better hydration from IV therapy

Dehydration is a serious condition that leads to a number of health problems. If you experience thirst or fatigue and are not interested in sugary sports drinks, intravenous therapy at Greystone Regenerative Medicine may help in Concord, NH. Dr. Nathaniel Shober understands the importance of hydration and knows how to help you feel your best.

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