Many struggling with dehydration as temperatures rise

Many struggling with dehydration as temperatures rise

October 31, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


CAROLINE FLYNN IS OUR HOT SKYDECK.. WITH HOW TO STAY SAFE IN THE SUMMER HEAT. NADINE . DOCTOR LICHFIELD WITH PROVIDENCE URGENT CARE SAYS IN ADDITION TO STAYING THE SHADE AND APPLYING SUNSCREEN. ITS ALL ABOUT UPPING YOUR H-2-O INTAKE. DURING ANY OTHER TIME OF YEAR YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DRINK 6 TO 8 GLASSES OF WATER EACH DAY….. IN SUPER HOT WEATHER LIKE WE ARE EXPERIENCING TODAY. ITS DOUBLE THAT. HE WARNS AGAINST USING GATORADE OR SODA TO HYDRATE…. THE SUGAR IN GATORADE CAN ACTUALLY DEHYDRATE…. AS DOES THE CAFFIENE IN SODA. WE ACTUALLY LOSE WATER WHEN WE DRINK IT. SOME WARNING SIGNS OF DEHYDRATION TO BE AWARE OF INCLUDE HEADACHES. WEAKNESS. FEELING TIRED AND NOT SWEATING. Usually the line I give most folks, most of the time you get fairly dehydrated outside, if you can get out of the heat, if you can get in the shade, drink some water, you’re going to be fine. 9 WHEN YOU CANNOT HOLD DOWN WATER. THAT’S WHEN IT IS TIME TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. URGENT CARE HAS SEEN PLENTY OF PATIENTS THIS SUMMER FOR DEHYDRATION AS THEY ARE ABLE TO ADMINISTER IVS…. AN OFTEN QUICKER AND CHEAPER OPTION THAN HEADING TO YOUR HOSPITALS EMERGENCY ROOM. ALSO IMPORTANT: IF YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS. DR. LICHFIELD URGES YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE LABELS. SOME MEDICATIONS LIST DEHYDRATION AS A SIDE EFFECT AND IN THIS HEAT YOU WILL WANT TO ESPECIALLY STAY IN A COOL ENVIRONMENT AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.