Dehydration becomes more common as we age. For instance, studies show that 40% of older adults are chronically dehydrated. Unfortunately, chronic dehydration can have serious impacts on your body, both mentally and physically. Today we’ll be covering some of the causes and symptoms of dehydration. Plus, how IV hydration for anti-aging can help relieve pain and make you feel revitalized!
Dehydration and Aging
We can’t avoid aging – although we might wish it! And one side effect of aging is that it makes us more prone to dehydration. Why? There are three main reasons:
- Less water storage
- Weaker thirst response (unaware that you’re thirsty)
- Decrease in kidney functions (release more water in urine)
Others include diet, medication, limited mobility, cognitive impairment, and a plethora of health conditions. These include diabetes and kidney disease, which become very common as we age.
Symptoms of Dehydration
One especially unfortunate issue encountered among the elderly is underdiagnosis. That is, doctors do not always recognize dehydration in older patients. They must first rule out the many potential conditions that come with age. This usually causes worsening symptoms that lead to a medical emergency. These are some of the mild and moderate dehydration symptoms you should keep an eye out for:
- Dry Mouth
- Reduced Urination
- Darker Urine
- Dizziness/ Lightheadedness
- Sunken Eyes
- Muscle Cramps
If left untreated, dehydration may become severe. Symptoms include:
- Trouble walking and with balance
- Dizzy spells and fainting
- Diarrhea and vomiting
IV Hydration for Anti-Aging
Sometimes, drinking water isn’t enough. IV Hydration Treatment may be necessary if you are experiencing severe or chronic dehydration, as it will flow through the digestive system faster than taking fluids orally. And for those who are unable to take fluids orally, it can be a lifeline. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) provides fluids and nutrients through an IV, for a convenient and speedy recovery.
At Vida-Flo in Nashville and Vida-Flo Franklin, we’re passionate about helping people meet their health and wellness goals. We offer innovative IV hydration treatments for a variety of ailments, as well as IV therapy for anti-aging. Visit our clinic today or we can come to you. Call and set up an on-the-go IV drip!