How Soon After IV Fluids Do You Feel Better?


Sculptology is Northern California’s premier wellness center, dedicated to improving the health and wellness of both men and women from the Bay Area, so one of the wellness services we offer is IV Drip Therapy. When you are feeling under the weather, one of the best things that you can do is to give your body the fluids that it needs in order to recover, which is why many people turn to IV fluids when they are feeling sick. But how long does it take for IV fluids to actually start working? Let’s take a closer look.

How IV Fluids Work

IV fluids work by quickly replenishing the fluids that your body has lost and delivering nutrients and vitamins right into your bloodstream. This can help to hydrate and rejuvenate you more effectively than drinking water alone or taking vitamins orally. 

How Soon After IV Fluids Do You Feel Better?

Been battling a sickness or illness, and feeling run down and dehydrated? Or maybe you partied a little too hard last night, and are feeling like you’ve been hit by a bus? Even a little too much time in the sun or an intense session at the gym can deplete your body of essential nutrients. When you are sick or run down, your body can lose a lot of fluids very quickly. This can lead to dehydration, which can make you feel even worse. By getting IV fluids, you are giving your body the chance to rehydrate and start feeling better. 

So, how quickly can you expect to feel better once you get an IV drip? Most people feel the effects of IV fluids within a few minutes. When you receive an IV, the fluids go directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system, so that means that they take effect much more quickly than if you were to drink them or take them in pill form. Plus, IV drips allow for better absorption – nearly 100%! 

However, it can take up to an hour for the full effect to kick in. The time that it takes for you to feel better will depend on how dehydrated you were to begin with. If you were only slightly dehydrated, you may only need a small amount of IV fluid in order to feel better. However, if you were severely dehydrated, it may take a larger volume of fluid in order to help you feel better, and it may take a couple of hours to truly feel better. 

Also, it’s worth noting that there are other reasons to get an IV drip, other than just to feel better from illness or drinking alcohol, as we outlined in our blog: What Are IV Drips Used For? If you visit Sculptology for an IV to boost your immune system, accelerate your metabolism, or improve your skin, it may take at least a couple weeks for you to truly start to notice the positive effects. 

When to Get IV Fluids At Sculptology

If you are not sure whether or not you need IV fluids, there are a few signs that you can look for. First, check your urine output. If you are urinating less than usual or if your urine is dark in color, this could be a sign that you are dehydrated and need IV fluids. Other signs include dry mouth, fatigue, dizziness, and headache. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is a good idea to contact our team or seek medical attention so that you can get the hydration that you need. 

Call our team at at 925-329-6333 to schedule an IV Drip Therapy appointment so you can get to feeling your best as soon as possible!



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