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Hydration and Self-Care: A Winning Combination for a Healthy Mind and Body

     Research suggests that 75% of American adults suffer from chronic dehydration, with the older population experiencing the highest rates. It is a well known fact that adequate hydration is a key component of overall health. 

     While daily water intake varies among individuals, a general recommendation is to consume between 72-104 ounces of water daily. Smaller individuals may require less, while those who are physically active may need more. The human body is composed of 55% to 65% water, with two-thirds of this water inside cells and one-third outside cells.Woman staying hydrated after a workout. Approximately one-fifth of the extracellular water is intravascular, found within arteries and veins.

     Body water is primarily lost through the skin, lungs, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract. Dehydration occurs when the body loses water without a corresponding loss of sodium. It is crucial to differentiate between the three common types of dehydration: isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic dehydration.

     Isotonic dehydration occurs when water and sodium are lost simultaneously, commonly due to illnesses like vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, or kidney issues. Hypertonic dehydration arises when water loss surpasses sodium loss, often seen in situations of excessive sweating without adequate fluid intake. Hypotonic dehydration results from greater sodium loss than water loss, often triggered by diuretic use.

     Alcohol consumption inhibits the antidiuretic hormone (ADH), leading to increased urinary output and potential hypotonic dehydration. While caffeine was previously believed to be a diuretic, scientific findings suggest otherwise. Although caffeine consumption may transiently increase urination, it does not inherently lead to dehydration. Notably, beverages like coffee and tea can contribute to daily water intake, with 20% of water intake originating from food sources such as fruits and vegetables.

     As we anticipate summer festivities and festivals, hydration remains paramount. Amidst busy schedules and the allure of the New Orleans events, maintaining adequate water intake can be challenging. IV hydration offers a swift and efficient method to restore and sustain proper hydration levels. This is especially crucial during outdoor events like festivals and concerts, where alcohol consumption can heighten dehydration risks. IV therapy with isotonic fluids ensures rapid hydration and organ protection, particularly for the kidneys. Fleur-De-Lis Aesthetic’s IV Bar, presents signature physician-formulated IV cocktails to support hydration and well-being for both locals and visitors in New Orleans. IV hydration therapy bags at Fleur-De-Lis Aesthetics New Orleans

     Fleur-De-Lis IV Bar provides both in-office, group, and mobile IV hydration services to promote year-round health and hydration. Stay hydrated my friends!