The fastest way to treat dehydration is through intravenous therapy. Drinking water is but you absorb it through the digestive tract. IV hydration therapy goes directly into your blood stream thus providing fluids to where your body needs it most. Drinking high volumes of fluids to rehydrate can be hard on your digestive system. Iv hydration therapy also creates less waste than oral fluids.
Symptoms of dehydration include dry mouth or tongue, feeling thirsty, less urination/ sweat, and dark colored urine. Late signs of dehydration include dizziness, muscle cramping, fatigue and nausea. Headaches, dry skin, and poor skin tumor can also be included. Delirium, rapid heart rate and confusion are emergent signs and should be treated immediately.
IV fluids go directly into the vein supplying the body with the fastest recovery possible. Electrolytes also need to be replaced as many are lost in the dehydration process. magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, and sulfate. Trace minerals added to an IV can help the body to hold onto the fluids gained in the infusion. Normal Saline and Lactated Ringers are the best solutions for IV rehydration therapy.