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IV Rehydration Therapy: The Cure to Dehydration

Among the many medical services offered at Ole Town Med, perhaps one of the most popular is Intravenous (IV) Rehydration Therapy. While it is not new in the world of medicine, this form of therapy is becoming more and more popular among non-medical people. When people feel dehydrated, they may drink one or two glasses of water in order to feel better; however, consuming water orally requires time for the water to actually have its hydrating effect. Intravenous fluids, on the other hand, are injected directly into the bloodstream and work almost instantaneously. Because IV rehydration therapy quickly replenishes fluids and electrolytes at a higher absorption rate, it is sometimes necessary for those who have become moderately or severely dehydrated. From the flu to heat exhaustion, there are many ways a person may become dehydrated and require rehydration intravenously.

Some of the most common causes of dehydration are:

  1. Vomiting

  2. Diarrhea

  3. Fever

  4. Strenuous exercise or activities

  5. Hot weather/Getting overheated

  6. Alcohol consumption

  7. Certain medications

  8. Chronic illnesses such as diabetes

  9. Severe burns

Some of the symptoms of dehydration include:

  1. Thirst

  2. Nausea/Vomiting

  3. Headache

  4. Dizziness

  5. Fast heart rate

  6. Decreased concentration

  7. Dark-colored urine

  8. Tiredness

  9. Weakness

  10. Dry mouth, lips or eyes

  11. Passing small amounts of urine infrequently

  12. Passing large amounts of urine too frequently

If you feel like you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you need to rehydrate! The professionals at Ole Town Med will thoroughly evaluate your condition to determine if you are dehydrated and in need of IV Rehydration Therapy. To make your rehydration therapy treatment session a comfortable experience, Ole Town Med has a dedicated room (pictured above) where patients can relax in a comfortable recliner and watch some television while getting rehydrated. It is a great way to recover from an illness or a night out on the square. Ole Town Med is open seven days a week, requires no appointment, and has a wait time of less than 15 minutes (or even shorter if patients fill out an intake form prior to arrival, which is available online). Stop on by to experience our friendly service and state-of-the-art facilities.

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