WINTERTIME DEHYDRATION FAQS

Although we have recently received some snow here in the high country, it has been a considerably mild winter in Breckenridge. Unfortunately for visitors and residents alike, this can lead to increased cases of dehydration, turning a fun day on the slopes into an unpleasant experience. In today’s post, we will take a closer look at wintertime dehydration and what you can do to alleviate the symptoms of this troublesome condition.

At Vida-Flo, we are America’s hydration experts, offering Breckenridge visitors and natives efficient and affordable dehydration treatments. With a clinic that is located conveniently off of Main Street, we are here to serve all of your hydration needs, not only in the wintertime, but all year round. Book your appointment today!

Is Dehydration Possible in Winter?

In the hot summer months, it is easy to be mindful of drinking enough water to keep our hydration levels up. However, during winter it can be easy to forget about drinking enough water to ensure that our body gets the hydration it needs. Many of us don’t think of dehydration as a wintertime concern, leaving us particularly vulnerable to the condition. In truth, your hydration needs are just as important during the winter months as they are during the summer, especially if you are someone who enjoys participating in the snowy activities our community boasts.

Although some like to take it easy during the snowy season, there are many people who remain very active in the winter. Activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice skating are fun, but they are also sure to get your heart pumping. It is also likely that you will break a sweat when participating in these activities, and even shoveling outdoors is enough of a workout for some. When paired with the use of fireplaces, layered clothing, and dry air, these activities pack a one-two punch on your hydration levels, and while it may seem like somewhat of a misnomer, winter dehydration is possible.

Am I Dehydrated?

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be difficult to drink enough water, and many of us find ourselves in a “holiday hangover” come January. The symptoms of wintertime dehydration are no different from those during other seasons, and some of them mimic the symptoms of a common cold. Dehydration treatment may be necessary if you find yourself experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Dry mouth and lack of skin elasticity
  • Fatigue and irritability
  • Thirstiness
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Fever
  • Low blood pressure

When considered individually, these conditions may not seem indicative of a major health concern, but they may be the only warning signs you receive at the onset of dehydration. Once dehydration is recognized, it may take several days to bring your body back into balance.

How Can I Quickly Rehydrate?

Thankfully, there is a quicker way to deliver the hydration and electrolytes your body needs for optimal performance during the winter months: IV hydration therapy. When properly administered by physician assistants, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners, IV therapy is one of the fastest ways to rehydrate your parched body. In fact, when you receive this type of dehydration treatment, you can get the same hydration benefits as you would from drinking more than two gallons of water — all without the health risks and side effects associated with trying to drink that much fluid in a short period of time. Even better, you can achieve healthy levels of dehydration in less than an hour, allowing you to get back to your day quickly.

BRECKENRIDGE DEHYDRATION TREATMENT

Vida-Flo in Breckenridge offers membership plans and various packages to make maintaining proper hydration levels simple and affordable. Whether you prefer targeted treatments that are designed to enhance health, wellness, and athletic performance or you are interested in a more personalized dehydration treatment, we have your needs covered. Our treatments contain saline, potassium, calcium, and lactate for optimal hydration, but they can also be enhanced with medications and essential vitamins to provide a dual benefit. When it comes to providing high-quality dehydration treatments, the Vida-Flo team is here for you.

Are you ready to experience the Vida-Flo difference for yourself? You can begin your journey to optimal hydration for as little as $69 per month. Call our Breckenridge clinic at 970-423-6555 today to get started. We look forward to speaking with you!

HOW TO TREAT DEHYDRATION

Dehydration occurs when the body isn’t receiving enough water to compensate for its daily output. Severe dehydration, while rare, can be life threatening, but even mild dehydration can have adverse effects on mood and energy levels. It’s important to notice and treat dehydration as early as possible. At Vida-Flo Breckenridge, treating dehydration is our specialty and we’re passionate about taking care of your body from the inside out.

SYMPTOMS OF DEHYDRATION

Dehydration symptoms usually include headache, lethargy, muscle cramps, dry mouth, weakness, dizziness, and heart palpitations (the feeling that your heart is jumping or pounding). You can also experience cravings for sweets, dry skin, fever and chills, and irritability and confusion. Since the body is made up of two-thirds water, dehydration should be treated with aggression and quick response. Stopping physical exertion is also extremely important because continuing to tax your body can continue the spiral towards further dehydration.

TREATMENT OF DEHYDRATION

The first action that you should take is to drink water. Sports drinks with added electrolytes, clear fruit juices, electrolyte drinks such as Pedialyte™, and coconut water are also great liquids to consume to help alleviate dehydration. You can also eat foods with high water content such as celery, apples, iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, and watermelon. Here at Vida-Flo, our IV treatments rehydrate the body rapidly with the equivalent of two and a half liters of water in a short amount of time. If you’re suffering from dehydration, you can be sure that you’ll leave Vida-Flo feeling better from the inside out.

PREVENTING DEHYDRATION

As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, and this is definitely the case with dehydration. It’s imperative to drink one to three liters of water per day to ensure that your body is properly hydrated. Make sure to rehydrate before and after physical activity, and also monitor your water intake in hot and dry weather. If you’re still struggling to consume the adequate amount of water, come to Vida-Flo Breckenridge. We know you’re busy and sometimes need a quick solution to alleviate dehydration symptoms.

In as little as 45 minutes, Vida-Flo Breckenridge will refresh your body with a large amount of fluids, vitamins, and even medications to help you to get back to 100 percent in no time. We have a clean, calm, and relaxing facility and an excellent staff dedicated to you and your overall health. Come see us today!