Toronto Functional Medicine Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada, has recently published a blog post that serves as part 1 of its resource on understanding the IV fluid therapy in Toronto that they provide. Intravenous (IV) fluids, which are directly administered into the bloodstream, are typically used in clinical settings as a way to avoid or counteract dehydration. The IV fluid is formulated in such a way that there is a balance of essential nutrients and electrolytes to help maintain or restore fluid balance in the body.
These IV fluids may be used in a broad variety of health situations, including in patients who are injured, ill, or undergoing surgery, including in athletes who are at risk of dehydration as a result of their intense exercise or athletic performance or the hot weather. IV vitamin drips may be used to provide complete absorption of nutrients and may be used for people suffering from malabsorption. IV drips offer the advantage of bypassing the digestive tract and depending on the ingredients included, they may help patients avoid undesirable side effects of oral supplements, such as stomach cramping. The IV rehydration to help with fluid balance and prevent complications from dehydration is usually performed by a trained health care provider in a hospital or clinic.
The ingredients of the IV fluids are customized for each patient depending on needs and health conditions. Also, the quantity and type of IV fluid prescribed can be tailored according to different factors and core components, such as the patient’s weight, age, and underlying health condition like nutritional deficiency, and any current medications or treatments.
There are various kinds of IV fluids and they can be classified as hypotonic, isotonic, or hypertonic, depending on their tonicity, which is the concentration of dissolved particles, such as glucose or electrolytes, in comparison with the body’s intracellular solute concentration. For the functional medicine and IV therapy practitioners at Toronto Functional Medicine Centre, this is vital because each category has a special role for a patient’s health goals.
Isotonic IV fluids have a concentration of dissolved particles that is similar to the intracellular solute concentration, which means they will not cause any drastic changes in the distribution of electrolytes and fluids in the body. Thus, isotonic fluids are typically used for keeping fluid balance and for replacing lost fluids because of dehydration or surgery.
Hypotonic IV fluids have a lower concentration of dissolved particles compared to the intracellular solute concentration. Thus, they are used for shifting electrolytes and fluids from the bloodstream into the cells. Thus, these are typically used for rehydration of patients suffering from cellular dehydration, such as with diabetic ketoacidosis.
Hypertonic IV fluids have a higher concentration of dissolved parties compared to that of the cells of the body, which means they tend to shift electrolytes and fluids from the cells into the bloodstream. Therefore, these fluids are useful for correcting electrolyte imbalances or in increasing blood volume in patients with hypovolemia or shock.
The Toronto Functional Medicine Centre is a functional medicine facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that follows the integrative functional medicine approach. It integrates naturopathic medicine, bio-identical hormone replacement, acupuncture, IV therapy, and more. These techniques can be applied for a number of health issues, including: postmenopausal health issues, acute health issues, neuropathic pain, athletic recovery, hormone imbalances, tissue repair, infertility, mineral deficiencies, thyroid issues, chronic fatigue, skin rejuvenation, immune function, adrenal function, and more.
Those who are interested in learning more about IV therapy, including IV therapy with selenium in Toronto, high dose vitamin C IV therapy, glutathione, and many more, can check out the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre website or contact them on the telephone (416) 968-6961 or through email email@example.com. They are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursdays; and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on alternating Saturdays.
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Toronto Functional Medicine Centre
162 Cumberland St 222 A
Toronto, ON M5R 1A8