What is Altitude Sickness?
High altitude sickness, also known as Elevation sickness or acute mountain sickness, is a temporary condition brought on by climbing or walking to a progressively higher elevation too quickly, without giving the body enough time to adapt to the reduced air pressure and oxygen levels that exist at higher altitudes. The faster the climb to high altitude, the more likely it is that altitude sickness will develop. Anything at 8,000 – 12,000 feet above sea level is defined as high altitude, while 12,000 – 18,000 feet is considered very high altitude, and anything above 18,000 feet is considered extremely high altitude. Altitude sickness symptoms include dizziness/ lightheadedness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, headache, disorientation, and trouble sleeping, and can affect people of all ages and fitness levels. Those who live at sea level or have had altitude sickness before are more prone to experience this condition.
How Can IV Hydration Help with Altitude Sickness?
Our bodies need hydration to keep all our internal organs healthy and functioning at peak efficiency. Activity at higher altitudes in dry mountain air and colder temperatures causes us to become dehydrated quickly, often before we realize it, since hunger and thirst both decrease at higher altitudes and the body’s fluid metabolism changes. This can lead to a decrease in electrolytes, the minerals in our bodies that help balance the amount of water in our organs and tissues and balance our pH levels. Hydration is always important to maintain a healthy balance in our bodies, but doubly so at higher altitudes. Proper hydration helps rid our bodies of damaging free radicals we produce when we exercise. By flushing out these free radicals, hydration helps promote muscle healing after an active day in the mountains. Water also increases the volume of blood to oxygenate and increasing our blood oxygen levels helps us recover from altitude sickness faster.
At Hydrate IV Bar, we believe in providing wellness from within. We have worked diligently with doctors and other medical professionals to create the best IV hydration treatments to assist people with altitude sickness in Denver and help them recover quickly. Hydration is not just for battling elevation sickness, however. IV hydration bypasses your stomach, thereby avoiding any nausea, and infuses water, essential nutrients, and vitamins directly into your bloodstream for maximum benefit. Hydration isn’t just for athletes or the extremely active; IV therapy is here to help anyone, and everyone feel better and get the most out of life. Are you looking for a healthy way to give your body what it needs? Don’t wait, hydrate®! Call now or book an appointment with us online today and let us show you how good you can feel when you promote wellness from within at Hydrate IV Bar.