Summer is on its way and this brings longer days of sunshine and warmer temperature.

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Summer is on its way and this brings longer days of sunshine and warmer temperature.

One thing to be aware of with these changes is dehydration



Dehydration occurs when more water and fluids leave the body than enter it. Even mild dehydration can cause headaches, lethargy, and constipation.

Our human bodies are approximately 75 percent water. Water is found inside and between cells, and within blood vessels,

  • Our bodies are sophisticated at water management with a system that keeps our water levels balanced, and our thirst mechanism tells us when we need to increase fluid intake. The body can also move water around to areas where it is needed most if dehydration begins to occur.
  • Although water is constantly lost throughout the day as we breathe, sweat, urinate, and defecate, we can replenish the water in our body by drinking fluids.
    Early signs of dehydration:

Early signs of dehydration:

  • Dry mouth.
  • Thirst.
  • Lethargy.
  • Decreased Urination.
  • Dizziness.
  • Muscle pain and cramps.

Severe dehydration, a loss of 10-15% of body’s water, will show extreme versions of the symptoms above as well as:

  • Lack of Sweating.
  • Sunken Eyes
  • Unconsciousness
  • Low Blood Pressure.
  • Shriveled and Dry skin.
  • Fever.
  • Delirium.

.Dehydration in older adults is also common; sometimes because they drink less water so that they do not need to get up for the toilet as often. There are also changes in the brain meaning that thirst does not always occur.

When you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.

Prevention
Prevention is most effective tool against dehydration. Consuming plenty of fluids and foods that have high water content (such as fruits and vegetables), take electrolyte water with you when going out.

Plan outdoor activities in the cooler parts of the day-rehydrating with electrolyte infused water to replace losses, all day long. Have a safe and hydrated summer!



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