When you work out, it can be easy to get dehydrated if your body loses more fluids from sweating than you are taking in. To stay hydrated, you need to make sure you’re consuming the right kinds and amounts of fluids before, during and after you exercise.
Hydration is important because water is involved in the majority of the body’s major functions, ranging from regulating body temperature to maintaining blood volume and normal muscle function.
If you’re an athlete, you also need to be aware that dehydration can affect your performance. As you lose fluids, you’ll begin to feel exhausted and notice a decrease in your ability to perform both physically and mentally.
Dehydration in athletes can also lead to symptoms such as:
There are a few different ways that athletes can prevent dehydration when they are working out. Try to:
While drinking water or other fluids will rehydrate you, IV hydration therapy is the quickest way to hydrate your body after an intense workout. Because the fluids are being delivered through an IV line, your body will be able to use both the fluids and electrolytes right away.
For dehydration, we recommend our Myers’ Cocktail IV. Along with the saline solution, this treatment contains key ingredients such as Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, zinc, Magnesium and Glutathione. Once you start receiving your drip, your body will begin to rehydrate and revitalize. You should start to notice an improvement in your symptoms in around one hour or less.
Here at Arizona IV Medics, our team of paramedics travels all throughout Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver, offering mobile IV therapy services for athletes. If you are experiencing symptoms of dehydration, our team can come out — typically within the same hour you contact us — to assess your symptoms, take your vitals and recommend an IV solution for you.
To book an IV therapy session today, just text, call or fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you.
Last Reviewed by Matt Heistan on November 1, 2020.