Recurring Medical Conditions


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Celiac Disease

Two of the most debilitating and awful symptoms of Celiac are vomiting and chronic diarrhea. These common side-effects often cause chronic dehydration due to quick onset loss of fluids and electrolytes. Usually, we’re able replace the fluids and electrolytes we lose by drinking water and absorbing electrolytes from the foods we eat but this is not an option for those suffering from Celiac Disease.


Bottom Line: people that are considered Gluten-intolerant commonly experience diarrhea or constipation.  Frequent diarrhea can cause some major health concerns, such as loss of electrolytes, dehydration and fatigue. IV hydration is medically proven to help relieve the effects of those symptoms.

Prescription Medications

If you have not already, always check the list of side effects associated with your prescription. Many medications act as diuretics, upping your urine output and your risk for dehydration. Allergy and blood pressure medications are two common examples. If diarrhea or vomiting is listed as a potential side effect, dehydration could be a side effect you may experience.

Menstrual Period

Estrogen and progesterone are two hormones that greatly influence the hydration level in your body. During PMS these two levels are fluctuating greatly and can cause serious bouts of monthly dehydration. In some cases women with exceptionally heavy periods, lose a large enough amount of blood to affect fluid levels, also causing dehydration.

Alcohol Overindulgence

Why do people suffer from hangovers? Drinking causes you to use the bathroom because alcohol inhibits an antidiuretic hormone. Translation: that fluid you consume that is normally going back into the body, instead gets sent to your bladder. Also, because alcohol is a diuretic, the body’s cells shrink, and even more water gets pushed out to the bladder. All this lowers your body's hydration levels. In addition, with awareness levels that alcohol is known to impair, you may not realize and some signs of dehydration (like thirst and fatigue) so you may not even realize you have gone way past your dehydration point.


Anxiety, strain and tension cause your adrenal glands to secrete “stress hormones”. If you are under a lot of pressure for a long period of time those same adrenals will become super-exhausted, and might even cause an adrenal insufficiency. Another job of the adrenals is to produce a hormone called Aldosterone. Aldosterone’s function is to help regulate proper levels of fluid and electrolytes in the human body. Adrenal fatigue leads to lower production of Aldosterone which will trigger both dehydration and low electrolyte levels.

Gastrointestinal Diseases (IBS, Crohn’s & Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis,
Short Bowel Syndrome)

These issues are everything from a nuisance to downright debilitating. As if common symptoms were not bad enough (such as nausea and chronic diarrhea) there are other things associated with these conditions that can cause dehydration. Often times people who suffer from GI problems force elimination diets on themselves to avoid so-called “trigger foods”. Without a diet that includes plenty of fluids or fluid-rich foods, a common result will be increased dehydration.


There are a number of reasons Vida-Flo IV therapy can be beneficial to pregnant women. A number of changes in your body can increase the necessary fluid requirements and intravenous hydration might be the best way to make up the difference. Additionally, vomiting and nausea associated with morning sickness can adversely affect and create dehydration. Before Vida-Flo provides any therapy to pregnant women, all patients must get the approval of their personal doctor. (Yes, we need a note from your doctor.) Additionally, each location will reserve judgment on whether to treat women during their pregnancy in order to ensure the safety of both mom and baby.


As kind of a cruel joke, as your body begins to age it loses the ability to conserve water but also our sensation for thirst declines. Yes, it’s easier to become dehydrated and it gets harder to tell when your fluids are depleted! A continuous, healthy regimen of IV hydration therapy can help take some of the guess work out of it to avoid any additional health issues.


Keeping your body adequately hydrated is critical to preventing eczema, and also to healing existing eczema breakouts. When you aren’t properly hydrated, the percentage of water in these important functioning parts of the body decreases and we perform at less than our optimal health. A lack of hydration slows down your metabolism and dehydration is a trigger for the dry itchiness of eczema.


Gout causes production of higher than normal levels of uric acid in your body. When too much uric acid builds up around a joint, uric crystal forms, causing the pain associated with gout symptoms. All sorts of things — from certain foods and drinks to stress and medicines — can cause your uric acid levels to go up. Dehydration can be chief amongst the triggers. In this case when the amount of uric acid in your body rises, your kidneys' ability to get rid of extra uric acid decreases. So when your body doesn't have enough water, you can be more likely to get a gout attack. IV Hydration can act as both a treatment for and preventative measure against gout.

Common Cold

Even if you don’t have symptoms that cause obvious water loss–like a runny nose, sweating, vomiting or diarrhea–a cold can dehydrate you in hidden ways. Just a slight rise in body temperature requires more water for metabolic reactions and breathing. On top of all that, when you’re sick you just might not feel like eating or drinking as much as usual. That’s why Mom always reminded you to drink lots of fluids! Vida-Flo IV hydration therapy super-charges Mom’s advice and adds in electrolytes and vitamins that you lose when you are under the weather.

Flu & Stomach Flu

Having the flu or a cold causes dehydration and being dehydrated magnifies the symptoms of the illness.

What is the connection between having the flu and dehydration? The flu often brings a fever, which typically leads to an increased metabolism so a fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit equates to a metabolic rate spike of roughly 10%. This increased metabolism dehydrates you for two reasons: you will expel i.e. lose more water; your breathing speeds up which leads to releasing more moisture. This water-loss combo will create a negative differential in your body that will always cause dehydration. In addition, the typical signs and symptoms of many flu strains, like vomiting and diarrhea, will cause an immediate loss of fluids and electrolytes as well.

IV Hydration is the fastest and most efficient way to bounce back from the symptoms and effects of the Flu. Our combination of fluids, electrolytes, vitamins and targeted medications will have you on your feet in no time!

Food Poisoning

If you have ever experienced food poisoning, you will probably never forget it. Symptoms include extreme nausea, diarrhea and vomiting which all cause dehydration. The best steps to take after food poisoning is to replenish your fluids and nutrients. Unfortunately the way one usually accomplishes this is by drinking fluids and having a well-balanced meal. When you are suffering from food poisoning, because of the nausea associated with it, this is the LAST thing you want to do.

At Vida-Flo we can eliminate nausea with Zofran, a targeted Antiemitic medication. We also completely bypass your need to eat or drink by introducing replacement fluids, electrolytes and nutrients directly into your bloodstream with IV hydration and vitamin infusion. This is the absolutely most efficient and effective way to treat food poisoning and have you back on your feet in no time.

Heat Exhaustion

It is incredibly important to keep yourself hydrated in the heat because dehydration can cause and lead to this much more serious condition. Common Heat Exhaustion Symptoms include fainting; clammy, pale skin; weakness & fatigue; rapid pulse; nausea or vomiting; excessive sweating. Make sure you find a cooler location, rest, and start to rehydrate if you start to experience any of these symptoms. Left untreated, heat exhaustion can become heat stroke—a much more serious condition that may require hospitalization.

Vida-Flo is both a preventative and treatment option for the dehydration effects of heat exhaustion. The intravenous infusion of our 1000mL bag of Lactated Ringer is equivalent to drinking 2.5 gallons of water. Additionally, the LR includes the electrolytes sodium, calcium, lactate and potassium. Our medically supervised rehydration therapy is the safest, most effective and efficient way to bounce back from heat exhaustion.

Whipple Disease

This is a bacterial infection that adversely affects the G.I. (gastrointestinal) system. Whipple Disease interferes with the breakdown of foods, such as fats and carbohydrates. The result hampers normal digestion by impairing your body's ability to absorb nutrients. Symptoms include diarrhea; abdominal cramping and pain; weight loss; fatigue and weakness; inflamed joints like the ankles, knees and wrist.

Vida-Flo’s infusion of intravenous fluids and vitamins helps to counteract the effects by bypassing the G.I. and introducing everything directly into the bloodstream.


The effect of eating disorders affect the body in many harmful and negative ways. With bulimia where patients purge or starve themselves, the body is deprived of much needed food and robbed of water, resulting in dehydration. Considering that the body is about 60 percent water, prolonged dehydration can lead to electrolyte imbalances that affect the heart and other organs. The dehydration and vitamin deficiencies can lead to liver and kidney problems and damage. Additionally, bulimia can cause anemia, and low levels of sodium, potassium, and magnesium in the body.

With IV infusion therapy, Vida-Flo can rapidly rehydrate and replenish the electrolytes and other nutrients that have been lost due to purging. In our 1000mL Lactated Ringers we can provide the electrolytes and fluids necessary to counteract the effects of the disease. Additionally, our intravenously delivered vitamins can help return the body to a more normal, balanced state. It is important to note that bulimia is a problem that must be addressed by mental health professionals and physicians trained in its treatment. Our services can attend to the short-term effects of the disease but will not provide treatment towards its cure nor diagnosis.

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