Vida-Flo’s primary concern is our customers’ hydration needs and we use our IV vitamin therapy programs to meet those needs.
However, often, education about what prevents hydration is the key to actually preventing dehydration. Dehydration can have a serious backlash on your health and can often go undetected by busy adults, athletes or even junk food craving adolescents. Dehydration can be a part of an ongoing health condition or it can happen as a sudden phenomenon. An example of the latter would be when we exercise or otherwise physically overexert ourselves, especially during heat waves, and our glands and internal organs begin to suffer from lack of water. Dehydration can be fatal if left untreated, however, most commonly, it results in minor infections in the bladder, kidneys, or lungs. The following is a list of factors and habits that contribute to dehydration.
The primary cause of dehydration is simply not drinking enough water. A gallon of water per day is the optimal amount of water to drink. The typical recommendation of six to eight, eight-ounce glasses daily that many of us have been told as children does not take into account the high amounts of salt and sugar in the standard American diet. We also didn’t have the number of pollutants in our atmosphere when this recommendation first surfaced. Vida-Flo’s IV vitamin therapy programs can certainly help individuals meet this requirement but it is important to incorporate a water intake regimen that is sufficient for maintaining your hydration.
Another common but overlooked cause of dehydration is drinking coffee. Coffee, popcorn and white sugar can all play a vital role in drying out our bodies. What we eat plays an essential role in our body’s ability to remain hydrated. When we lose sodium and electrolytes through sweat and general activity, it is necessary for us to replenish it. Food also plays a role in this process. Certain foods, like pineapples and cucumbers, are even water-rich while eating in general triggers thirst which sends the signal to our bodies to start the process of water consumption.
Along these same lines, a balanced diet is also a vital aspect of preventing dehydration. Processed foods can trigger dehydration because they’re high in cholesterol, sugar, salt, and other chemicals. It is also important for your body to learn to expect food in order to set and maintain its natural schedule of processing what we eat and drink. If we do not eat enough nutritious food at fairly regular intervals, our bodies will simply not understand what to do with the nutrients that we provide it. In addition to healthy eating habits, healthy living habits and coping mechanisms are also an important part of preventing dehydration. Stress triggers our adrenal glands which essentially exhausts our bodies much the same as a workout. Vida-Flo can definitely help with IV vitamin therapy.