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The Importance of Water Hydration and Liquid IV Hydration in Atlanta, GA

Water Hydration  and  Liquid  IV Hydration  In Atlanta, GA

Water is essential for life and is necessary for many bodily functions, including digestion, absorption, circulation, and excretion. It also plays a crucial role in maintaining body temperature and lubricating joints. A person can survive for weeks without food but would only last a few days without water. Dehydration is a serious condition that can cause health problems, so it’s important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during, and after exercise.

Water is important for our health because it makes up about 50-70 percent of our body weight. It is crucial for most body functions.  Water acts as a transportation vehicle for nutrients, electrolytes, blood cells, antibodies, enzymes, hormones, glucose, and metabolic waste.  Blood, which is ninety percent water, is not just a  vehicle of transport in the body, but also as fluid tissue blood that structurally supports blood vessels that would collapse in its absence and many other organ systems such as the brain, heart, lungs, muscle, liver, and skin. Every organ system is affected by water or the lack thereof.  Hydration is crucial for even the simplest chemical reactions in the body.

Hydration with water  is required for even the most basic chemical reactions.  Water is an ideal environment for chemical reactions because of its ph and ability to store a large amount of heat caused by chemical reactions.  It is involved in many enzymatic reactions by breaking chemical bonds or, by its removal from a molecule, to new form bonds.

Cellular hydration is necessary for the body to function optimally.  The body’s ability to create and burn energy is diminished when hydration is diminished. Increasing hydration allows cells to restore glucose transport across the cell membrane and increase their sensitivity to insulin which improves the body’s ability to lose weight.  On the other hand, dehydration causes cells to shrinks, slow down their metabolism and burn fewer calories.

Water acts as a lubricant and as a shock absorber. Mucus is primarily made up of water. Mucus is needed to discharge nasal irritants,  trapping pathogens, breathing, transportation of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract, and elimination of waste.

Water is the main component of the lubricating fluid between joints and eases the movement of bone joints. It fills the extra space in the eyes and the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord and buffers these organs against sudden changes in the environment.  Hydration also helps regulate body temperature known as thermoregulation which balances the amount of heat gained and lost by the body. Hydration is important for our health and wellness. 

The body has two mechanisms to prevent dehydration, including 1) the thirst mechanism and 2) the sodium/water balance mechanism. Thirst is a signal that the body has become dehydrated. When the body perceives dehydration, it increases its need for water by increasing thirst. Thirst is driven by osmolarity and is diminished when a person drinks fluids to replace lost fluid. The second mechanism to prevent dehydration is the sodium water balance mechanism. When a person takes in an excess of sodium, the body will excrete excess sodium by increasing urine output and sweating. The sodium water balance mechanism is a very effective means of preventing dehydration because it is an adaptive response to changes in body fluid status. The body maintains the sodium water balance by excreting excess sodium along with urine or drinking more fluids to dilute the urine. Sodium intake is the primary factor in maintaining normal fluid balance in the body. Sodium intake ranges from 3,000 to 5,000 mEq/day for adults.

How to Restore Hydration  With Liquid IV Hydration in Atlanta

Oral hydration is one way to treat mild dehydration. Mild dehydration is defined as being below about 1.5% of body weight and may be caused by illness, taking certain medications or by not drinking enough water By the time that you are thirty, you are severely dehydrated. Oral hydration is recommended for people who are mildly dehydrated, as they can avoid the risks of dehydration. Mildly dehydrated people may be able to use oral hydration, but even mild dehydration may be dangerous in serious cases. Oral hydration is less effective than IV hydration because it cannot replace all the lost fluids from sweating and vomiting. Water is the most common fluid used for IV hydration. There are many fluids that can be used in an IV bag, but water is the most common. You can rehydrate by drinking water, but many people need to be hydrated with IV fluids. IV hydration is an important part of treatment for many conditions. IV hydration can be used to treat dehydration, flu, or even poisoning from drugs or alcohol.

Liquid IV hydration is when you inject fluids into your body by using an IV bag that is hung on a pole in the hospital or doctor’s office. IV hydration is used to replace lost fluids and electrolytes, which can result from conditions such as dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, or other causes. Water and liquid hydration therapy have long been used for treating a variety of ailments. The benefits of this type of treatment are numerous, including reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and speeding up healing.   

Liquid IV hydration IV  can quickly restore hydration and relieve symptoms of dehydration.  Dehydration can make you feel sick, tired, and lead to health problems. Get your liquid IV hydration  therapy today! 

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Elded B. Taylor, M.D.

Eldred Taylor, M.D. is a well-known, dynamic speaker and expert on Holistic Functional and Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Taylor is the President of the American Functional Medicine Association, a national non-profit organization, which educates healthcare providers and the public on functional (holistic) medicine. Dr. Taylor is a pioneer of bio-identical hormone replacement and has over twenty years of experience in this field. Dr. Taylor has traveled the world educating thousands of doctors and pharmacist on how to treat patients with bio-identical hormone replacement. As a hormone expert, Dr. Taylor has also been featured on many television, radio, and podcast shows. Dr. Taylor has helped thousands of patients with bio-identical hormone replacement. Dr. Eldred Taylor has practiced holistic and functional medicine for over 25 years. Dr. Eldred Taylor provides cutting-edge hormone replacement for men and women. Dr. Taylor specializes in salivary hormone testing which is much more accurate than blood testing in diagnosing hormone disorders. Dr. Taylor specializes in hormone pellets for the treatment of hormone deficiencies which affects men and women as they age but can occur at any age.

Dr. Eldred Taylor is the co-author with his wife, Ava Bell-Taylor, M.D, of two must-read books, Are Your Hormone Making You Sick? and The Stress Connection, and also a sought-after radio and television personality who has been featured in local and national publications.