04 May Treat Seasonal Allergies with IV Therapy
Springtime is in full swing, but it’s not all sunshine and roses! Despite being the season of colorful flowers, blue skies, and new life, it can put a real damper on those who suffer from seasonal allergies. While many people turn to over-the-counter medications, some people are turning to IV therapy. If you are looking for a way to treat seasonal allergies, read on to learn more about the role that hydration plays in decreasing symptoms, like sinus pressure, watery eyes, and headaches.
The Effects of Histamines
When you are exposed to allergens like tree pollen, grass, mold, and ragweed, your immune system responds by releasing a chemical called histamine. Histamines cause the blood vessels to dilate, which can lead to inflammation and swelling. The primary goal of histamines is to remove allergens from the body by any means necessary, causing common symptoms like watery eyes or an itchy nose. And when you are dehydrated, histamines are elevated! This can lead to even more intense allergy symptoms and an especially miserable day.
The Role of Hydration
Adequate hydration can help you feel better and be an effective seasonal allergy treatment. Largely by aiding in the performance of your immune system! Here is how:
- Decreased mucus production – Proper hydration will keep your air passageways (nose and mouth) moist. Therefore they will produce less mucus, as your internal water levels can sufficiently protect the tissues. In turn, you won’t have to deal with a stuffy or runny nose.
- Decreased histamine production – When you are hydrated, histamine levels are balanced and you will notice less sneezing, watery eyes, and allergy symptoms. So no more itchy, red, and raw nose!
- Regular bowel movements – Maintaining proper hydration means that your body doesn’t have to use the water reserves from your colon. This means the colon will have sufficient water to work in harmony with your body and release allergen toxins regularly, rather than storing them.
Maximize Hydration to Treat Seasonal Allergies
Drinking bottled water is not the most effective way to get the hydration required to prevent seasonal allergies. This is because most of us are drinking water that has been stripped of vital nutrients! Real hydration, complete with electrolytes, minerals, and sodium, will provide your body with what it needs to perform at its best. The best way to get these essential nutrients? IV hydration therapy at Vida-Flo!
We specialize in hydration therapy tailored to your individual needs. At every appointment, you will work one-on-one with a registered nurse to determine the best course of treatment. Once you’ve been hooked up, you will have 45 minutes to sit back and relax while water infused with saline and minerals is administered through an IV. Injected directly into your bloodstream, you will feel the benefits much faster than if you were to drink water. It is virtually painless and after the session, clients report feeling energized, alert, and without the symptoms of allergies. Book an appointment at one of our Middle Tennessee locations, or take a look at our full menu of treatments.