What is IV Hydration?
IV Hydration Therapy starts with the insertion of a small sterile needle into the vein, connecting to a bag of sterile solutions of electrolytes with or with out medications or vitamins and infusing by gravity over time. IV administration of nutrients can achieve blood concentrations not obtainable with oral (pills or liquid), or even intramuscular (IM) administration.
IV Therapy may be more effective for correcting nutrient deficits inside cells, where they are needed. In certain disease states, the capacity of nutrients to get in and stay inside the cells may get diminished. IV administration helps get those nutrients inside the cells. If cells are repeatedly “flooded” with nutrients, the improvement may be cumulative in their ability to heal and improve their illness/condition.
Does it hurt?
There may be acute pain initially, however we can reduce the skin pain with a topical spray anesthetic. We also use the smallest needle possible, designed to minimize skin trauma. There may be a temporary sensation or feeling of coldness in the arm after IV infusion has started. This is normal and we will provide a heating pack and personal disposable blanket to each patient to ensure comfortability.
How long does it take?
It varies. Every patient receives a minimum 1 liter of fluid, depending on the type of IV you receive it can range from 30-90 minutes. Based on different medications we may have to infuse at a slower rate.
Who needs IV Hydration Therapy?
Anyone who is dehydrated, continuously losing fluids, suffering from digestive issues (nutrient deficiency), expectant mothers, patients undergoing surgical procedures, recovering from surgical procedures (invasive or non-invasive), patients undergoing chemotherapy, suffering from active nausea with vomiting, and profuse diarrhea or excessive heat exposure with sweating. Athletes will also need to rehydrate regularly after aggressive workouts or marathons. IV Hydration Therapy is beneficial for everyone whether it is to correct a deficiency/ailment or to take a healthy lifestyle to the next level.
What are the symptoms of dehydration?
It can be obvious with dry mouth, dizziness, drop in urine frequency/volume, and dark urine may have odor. These following symptoms may also be a sign of dehydration:
- Low Grade Fever
- Sweating may Stop
- Muscle Aches/Cramps
- Heart Palpitations/Rapid Heart Beat
- Lightheadedness (Especially when standing)
- Impaired Memory/Concentration
- Cracked Lips/Hands
What other symptoms can IV Hydration Therapy treat?
IV Hydration Therapy can treat a myriad of conditions and illnesses. Dizziness, Fatigue, Headaches, Morning Sickness, Hangovers, Jet Lag, Joint and Muscle Pain, Non-Restful Sleep, Frequent Infections, Bladder Infections, Allergies, Asthma, Cold/Flu, Sinus Infections, Frequent Kidney Stones, Improve Athletic Performance and assist with Athletic Recovery. IV Hydration Therapy is highly beneficial and can be incorporated to any plan of treatment to assist in improving a person’s overall well-being.
What kind of Medical Staff is allowed to give me an IV?
Registered Nurses, LVN’s and Medical Assistants under the supervision of a Physician can administer IV fluids with established protocols.
How do I start or schedule an appointment?
You can book online right on our website under the “Appointments” tab or call our office at 210-647-6423 so our staff can work you in for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcomed during business hours. Wait time may vary.
Cancellations require a 24-hour courtesy notification.
“Mobile Therapy” treatments require payment in full and are non-refundable. Expect a 1 to 1 ½ window before treatment. Any cancellation will result in a credit to apply towards future treatments. “Mobile Therapy” hours are available Saturday to Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm. All treatments must be paid online in advance.
Do you take Medical Insurance?
Currently we do not accept any medical insurance. Our model of care is health maintenance and prevention. We accept Cash and Credit Card only. Personal Checks are not accepted. At Recharge Zone IV we have modeled our pricing competitively based on quality of product and service we are offering to our patients. We have taken to consideration cost effectiveness and created an alternate option that is beneficial to our patient financially and first and foremost health wise. A trip to an Emergency Room and Urgent Care can have a high-financial impact on our patients based on Co-Insurance, Co-Pays and Deductibles.
How do I choose or know which IV is good for me?
Our IVs will have recommendations based on symptoms they are meant to treat. Upon arrival to your appointment our staff will confirm your appointment and make sure you are receiving the optimum IV to meet your needs. If needed our staff will consult with our Medical Director Dr. Thet Aung to ensure you receive the proper treatment to achieve the highest level of results.
What are the potential complications or risks?
The risks are very minimal. Inflammation and swelling of the vein accessed may occur during infiltration of fluids into the surrounding tissue. A detailed list of any other possible risks will be addressed on our consent form you will be signing during your visit before therapy starts.
What should I do if I have complications?
Our staff is trained for medical emergencies and common remedies for each complication. You will be discharged only when you are safe to do so.
What if veins are too hard to access and I can’t get fluids started?
Our staff is trained to access veins and protocols to obtain access. If access is unobtainable you will not be charged or funds will be refunded when paid in advance.