Dehydration can easily occur with the soaring heat and humidity we are now experiencing daily in the ArkLaTex. I was working in the yard this past weekend and it happened to me and I was even drinking some water. Dehydration is a condition where the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that is taken in. The signs of dehydration include not urinating, feeling dizzy, rapid heartbeat, and fainting. Severe hydration can include, muscle cramps, heart palpitations, weakness, nausea and vomiting.

When you consider the average adult human body is 50-65% water, you start to realize how important it is to stay hydrated. Your brain, organs and muscles need water to function properly.

For a mild case of dehydration, it should be enough just to drink plenty of fluids. Water is a good start, but there are plenty of sports drinks available that will help you replace your body’s lost water and electrolytes. Intravenous fluid (IV) may be required in more severe cases.

Be careful this summer and stay hydrated. You’ll feel better and look better too! Take frequent breaks when outside and keep it on 98 Rocks all the time!





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