Ask a Doctor: Dehydration

Ask a Doctor: Dehydration

November 1, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


Kelly: EVERY OTHER THURSDAY WE’RE TAKING A LOOK AT A HEALTH ISSUE OR CONCERN AFFECT MANY PEOPLE. BREAKING DOWN THE INFORMATION AND TELLING YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY. DR. KALANI BRADY FROM THE JOHN A. BURNS JOINING US WITH THIS WEEK’S TOPIC. DEE DOE. GOOD MORNING. — DEHYDRATION. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. Kelly: WE’VE BEEN BREAKING HEAT TEMPERATURES. WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE SUMMER MONTHS. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT TEMPERATURES ON OR EXCEEDING 90 DEGREES FARENHEIT IN YOUR WEATHER REPORTS. Kelly: WHICH IS VERY WARM. SO HOW DOES THE TEMPERATURE CORRELATE TO DEHYDRATION, AND WHAT IS DEHYDRATION? SWEAT COOLING MECHANISM TURNS ON, AND THAT CAUSES DEHYDRATION. EVEN BEFORE WE FEEL THE DEHYDRATION, WE SHOULD BE LOADING WITH WATER. BECAUSE OUTSIDE AN EGERTION, AND ATHLETES CAN CAUSE PROFEWS SWEATING. WE SHOULDN’T WAIT UNTIL WE’RE THIRSTY TO HYDRATE. WATER IS SUITABLE. HOWEVER, FOR PROLONGED SWEATING, LEC ELECTROLYTE DRINKS WITH EXCESS SODIUM ARE PREVENTED PREFERRED. IF YOU STOPPED URINATING, YOU WANT TO USE ELECTROLYTE DRINKS. Kelly: WOW. IT DOES GET THAT BAD. PEOPLE AREN’T GOING TO THE BATHROOM ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY’RE DEE HYDRATED. AND GET OUT OF THE SUN. FIND A COOL PLACE TO COOL OFF IN. Kelly: WHAT IS DEHYDRATION? IS TA JUST THAT IS SHE IT JUST — IS IT JUST THAT YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH WATER? A DEFICIT OF WATER IN YOUR BODY. Kelly: WHAT ARE SOME OF THOSE SYMPTOMS? HOW WOULD YOU YOU KNOW YOU’RE DEE HYDRATED? EARLY SYMPTOM IS NONE. YOU SHOULD BE DRINKING BEFORE YOU’RE THIRSTY. IN LATER DEHYDRATION, YOU DEVELOP THE THURSDAY AND — THIRST AND IT’S MORE SERIOUS. DIZZY AND WEAKNESS ARE COMMON SYMPTOMS. Kelly: A LOT OF US HAVE HEARD, IF YOU’RE THIRSTY, YOU’RE ALREADY DEHYDRATED. THAT’S TRUE THEN. CORRECT. Kelly: INTERESTING. IF YOU’RE FEELING THIRSTY, DRINK WATER. WHAT ABOUT IF YOU’RE FEELING THESE MORE SEVERE SYMPTOMS. IN YOU’RE HEIGHT — LIGHT HEADED? WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? GET OUT OF THE SUN. REHYDRATE. IF YOU’RE PROGRESSING TO A MORE SERIOUS CONDITION CALLED HEATSTROKE, THERE ARE OTHER THINGS TO DO LIKE COOL OR COLD WATER BATH EMERGENCE. AND IF IT’S HEATSTROKE, REMEMBER YOUR FIRST AID, A, B, C’S. AIRWAY, BREATHING AND CIRCULATE AND CALL 911. Kelly: WHAT IS A SIGN? HOW WOULD YOU KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO CALL 911? CONFUSION. MENTAL CONFUSION. THE LADY IS — BODY AND RED AND DRY FREQUENTLY AND STOPPING OF MAKING URINE. WHEN IT COMES TO HEATSTROKE, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE HOW QUICKLY DEHYDRATION CAN LEAD HOW QUICKLY CAN IT BE BROUGHT ON? VERY QUICKLY IF YOU’RE A MANUAL LABORER OR ATHLETE. YOU NEED TO TREAT IT AGGRESSIVELY. BAD CASES OF HEATSTROKE RESULT IN DEATHS 89. HUNDREDS OF DEATHS IN THE HEATWAVE IN CHICAGO AND IN THE RECENT HEATWAVE IN FRANCE. Kelly: IT IS CORRELATED. PEOPLE ARE SAYING IT’S HOT BUT BRING A FAN. DRINK A LITTLE MORE WATER. IT IS SIGNIFICANT INTAKE OF WATER YOU HAVE TO HAVE DURING WARM, SUMMER MONTHS. RIGHT. AND ELDERLY ARE ESPECIALLY PRONE. Kelly: WHY? THEIR MECHANISMS FOR REGULATING THE BODY’S TEMPERATURE AND WATER ARE OFF. THEY’RE NOT AS SENSITIVE TO DEHYDRATION AND THEY GET HOT FASTER. Kelly: SO IS THERE DIFFERENT SUGGESTED AS OF WATER? HOW MUCH SHOULD WE BE DRINKING? IF YOU’RE OLDING, SHOULD YOU BE DRINKING MORE THAN THE REGULAR RECOMMENDATION? WITH ELDERLY THAT DON’T HAVE KIDNEY FALL LURE, DRINK LIBERALLY UNTIL YOU’RE PASSING URINE A GREAT DEAL. Kelly: STAY HYDRATED. A LOT, IT’S A GOOD SIGN. BETTER THAN DEHYDRATION AND BETTER THAN HEATSTROKE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. EARLIER WE WERE TALKING TO BETTY, OUR SURF REPORTER. SHE HAD A LITTLE ESPECIALLY SPODE. — EPISODE. STAY HYDRATED. IT’S GOING TO BE WARM THROUGH AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. Kelly: THAT’S RIGHT. JUST THE START OF SUMMER.