IV Fluids Los Angeles
What is IV Fluid Therapy?
IV fluid therapy is most often used in the treatment of dehydration and other associated symptoms. People can become dehydrated (which is the lack of sufficient fluids in the body) by not taking in enough fluids or by losing too much fluid.
Our bodies are made up of about 75% water, and therefore our health is dependent on a sophisticated water management system. There are times, however, where people are not able to drink enough fluids because of nausea, sickness, sore throat or diminished appetite. Fluid loss can result from sickness and resulting vomiting, diarrhea, excessive urine and sweat.
According to one study reported in Medical News Today, dehydration of this sort can lead to a number of symptoms, including lethargy, headaches, dry mouth, low urine output, eyes that are sunken and overall lack of alertness.
Patients who are experiencing these types of symptoms should call one of our Concierge Doctors at My Concierge MD to immediately administer IV Fluid Therapy in the relaxing atmosphere of our Beverly Hills office or in your home, hotel or office. As with IV Vitamin Therapy, you may relax with music, read a book, watch a film or television or work on your laptop.
My Concierge MD doctors have administered IV fluids to patients with flu/cold symptoms (including diarrhea), nausea and various illnesses in order to help then feel better at a more rapid pace.
Who is at risk of being dehydrated?
Although dehydration can happen to anyone, some people are at a greater risk. Those highest at risk include:
- Athletes, particularly marathon, triathlon, and tournament cyclists.
- Those who live in elevated altitudes
- Those with chronic illnesses (e.g., diabetes, kidney disease, colitis, cystic fibrosis, alcoholism and inflammatory bowel disease)
- Older adults, young children and infants.
- Patients with Nausea and Vomiting
- Patients with Diarrhea
- Those who have not been drinking adequate amounts of fluids
- Too much Alcohol consumption
What are the symptoms of dehydration?
Initial symptoms of dehydration include thirst, lessened urine production and darker colored urine (generally, the clearer the urine, the more hydrated a person is and the darker, the less hydrated). Secondary moderate dehydration includes the following symptoms;
- Dry mouth
- Feeling extremely tired
- Limited or no tears when crying
- Muscle weakness
- Low Blood Pressure
- Body Aches
How is IV Fluid Therapy administered?
After your initial consultation, the IV Vitamin Therapy treatment is provided at our office or in the comfort of your own home, office or hotel. The fluids are given intravenously under the doctor’s supervision. The treatment can last from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the amount of fluids needed to regain balance. There is minimal discomfort and you can immediately resume your normal activities as soon as the treatment is completed.
If your personal medical circumstance requires IV Fluid Therapy and you want to maintain a healthy balance (remember, proper fluid intake is also essential for beauty in keeping your skin hydrated and healthy looking), our Concierge Doctors at My Concierge MD can help you with the best of care – where you want it and when you need it!