Ever go days suffering from a mild to a severe headache that while dull, still lingers in spite of taking over the counter painkillers? Find yourself getting more cluster headaches and reaching for ibuprofen daily? While this may be an indication of different health problems, if all else has been ruled out like vision or dental problems, or stress – the relief you are seeking may have a simple fix: hydration.
Migraines and cluster headaches are often associated with not drinking enough water. If this is your case, proper hydration can help treat and even prevent recurring episodes of migraines and headaches. If you suffer from chronic headaches, but are not able to drink enough water (either by hectic schedule or your body’s absorption abilities are compromised by medication or physical ailments), IV Hydration Therapy can be a used to boost your fluid intake.
IV Therapy (intravenous therapy), used in hospitals and clinics for decades to treat dehydration and deliver medicines intravenously, can help alleviate and prevent migraines and headaches.
Migraines and Headaches as Signs of Dehydration
For some, even mild dehydration can trigger a terrible migraine episode. A dehydration headache, which is easily treatable and preventable, is caused by not having enough fluid in the body. Dehydration headaches can be relatively mild or as severe as migraines.
If you are not drinking plenty of water throughout the day, your body will trigger a set of physical responses to try to get you to remedy the lack of fluid intake.
The first indication is thirst. If your body’s automatic response for wanting more fluids is ignored, or you temporarily satiate your thirst with sugary drinks like sodas or lattes, for example, you can end up even more dehydrated as both sugar and caffeine have been shown to have diuretic properties. This means that consuming drinks heavy in sugar and caffeine will cause you to lose more water from your system than you are taking in leading you to a state of dehydration.
Secondly, prolonged dehydration, even mild, leads to headaches. When dehydrated, the amount of fluid available to your brain reduces, causing your brain to temporarily contract and shrink, causing the pain you feel. Once enough water is back in your system, this effect is reversed.
These two signs are a clear indication that your body needs more water. Drinking plenty of water regularly and daily can help you stay healthy. Water is essential – it helps regulate your body’s temperature, lubricates your joints, protects soft tissues, and flushes waste and toxins from your body. Staying hydrated also helps relieve the frequency and intensity of headaches and recurring migraines.
Here are 4 ways in which IV drip therapy can help you:
1. Lessens the Occurrence of Migraines
For some, even mild dehydration can trigger a terrible migraine episode. Migraines are triggered by many different elements, and each sufferer is different. If you suffer from frequent cluster headaches or several migraines a year, it’s important to take note of the factors that are contributing and leading up to your aches and pains. This is a great step to help you avoid and correct any behaviors that may be adding to the frequency of headaches you experience.
2. Fast and Effective Treatment
If you already are suffering from a migraine, you want relief, fast. IV Infusions are the fastest way to get fluids, nutrients, vitamins, and medicine into your system. The fluids are being directed into your bloodstream, which scientifically, is the fastest way to get rebalanced.
3. Nourish your Body with Electrolytes
IV hydration therapy provides your body with the correct blend of electrolytes needed to function properly. Electrolytes, and not just water alone, are needed to remain properly balanced. These include electrolytes which we usually consume thru our food intakes such as sodium, potassium, and dextrose. Consuming extremely large amounts of water alone (h2o) either by drinking or intravenously can have its own adverse and extremely dangerous effects on the body. That is why the IV solution must be properly balanced and must only be administered by an IV therapist, a highly trained medical professional.
Prevention is the key to avoiding the worst effects of dehydration. IV Therapy is safe to use as a preventative health method to maintain wellness. Since hydration is a building block for wellness, even if you don’t have consistent headaches, you can benefit from added hydration.
Many of us have demanding lives and hectic schedules that sometimes make it difficult to drink the recommended daily eight glasses of water or eat enough fruits and veggies to stay healthy. Chronic dehydration, even mild dehydration, can cause many problems for your health and even affect your energy levels and sleep patterns.
The general recommendation for adults is to drink 8 8oz glasses of water daily. Apart from water, eating fruits and vegetables is also important. Depending on your age, weight, height, and climate of where you live, the actual amount may vary. For some, this may prove to be a difficult task. Supplementing your fluid intake with regular IV therapy visits is a good alternative for long-term benefits.
So, next time you feel like reaching for a sugary drink, reach for water instead. If you are suffering from constant headaches, and know you’re not drinking enough water, make an appointment with an IV therapist for a hydration IV Drip that is customized to your needs.
IV Division is a Miami Beach-based mobile IV hydration company, providing in-home IV infusions with essential fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, and antioxidants, to quickly relieve a variety of conditions – including migraines and severe headaches.