IV Hydration

IV Hydration

IV Hydration services offered in Dillon, CO

You’re at a greater risk of dehydration at higher altitudes due to dryer air, rapid breathing, and an increase in urination. Peaks Medical and Urgent Care in Dillon, Colorado, provides intravenous (IV) hydration for those living and visiting the mountainous region. IV hydration rapidly replenishes fluids and electrolytes, helping you feel better. Call the office conveniently situated in Summit County, or request your IV hydration appointment online today. Walk-ins are welcome, and virtual consultations are also available.

What is IV hydration?

Intravenous (IV) hydration is the administration of fluids directly into your body through an IV line in a vein in your arm. IV hydration helps treat or prevent dehydration. 

There are different types of fluids used for IV hydration, including:

Normal saline

Normal saline is a saltwater solution. It is the most common fluid used for IV hydration.

Lactated Ringer’s

Lactated Ringer’s is an IV solution that contains sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and lactate. This formula is used for people who need fast fluid and electrolyte replacement.

Dextrose 5% in water (D5W)

D5W is a solution with glucose. It’s used to treat low blood sugar, insulin shock, and dehydration.

Peaks Medical and Urgent Care can talk to you about the type of IV hydration you need based on your symptoms, diagnosis, and medical history.

Who needs IV hydration?

Anyone experiencing symptoms of dehydration may benefit from IV hydration at Peaks Medical and Urgent Care. Symptoms of dehydration include:

  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry lips and tongue
  • Fatigue
  • Fast breathing
  • Cold feet and hands
  • Decrease in urination

Vomiting and diarrhea are common causes of dehydration. You may also become dehydrated when traveling to higher altitudes and not drinking enough fluids. Excessive exercising and heavy sweating also affect hydration and electrolyte balance.

Dehydration affects electrolyte balance, which can disrupt normal organ function. IV hydration rapidly rehydrates the body, restoring electrolyte and fluid balance. 

What can I expect during IV hydration?

Your Peaks Medical and Urgent Care provider conducts a history and physical exam before starting IV hydration. They review your symptoms and medical history and run lab work to check hydration status and electrolyte levels. 

If you’re dehydrated, they insert an IV line in your arm and start your fluids. They recheck labs following your first treatment to see if you need additional fluids. 

IV hydration at Peaks Medical and Urgent Care may take an hour or more, depending on the amount of fluids you need. 

What happens after IV hydration?

You can expect to feel relief from your symptoms following IV hydration at Peaks Medical and Urgent Care. 

Peaks Medical and Urgent Care gives you instructions on how to maintain hydration following your treatment, which may include drinking electrolyte replacement beverages. 

To learn more about IV hydration at Peaks Medical and Urgent Care, call, request an appointment online, or walk in for care today.