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Summer months: Dehydration
10 Jul 2018

 

During the sweltering summer months, it is essential to stay hydrated. Dehydration occurs when we use or lose more fluids than we have taken in. 

 

Symptoms:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Decreased urination 
  • Dark coloured urine
  • Fatigue 
  • Dizziness 
  • Confusion

 

Common causes:

  • Lack of fluid intake
  • Vigorous exercise in the heat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Fever
  • Increased urination
  • Excessive sweating 

 

Prevention:

  • If ill with vomiting and/or diarrhea, ensure to intake a large amount of fluids
  •  Ensure to drink a large amount of water before, during and after exercise to replenish the fluids lost through sweating
  • Drink additional water in hot or humid weather to lower your body temperature and replace what is lost through sweating

 

Make sure to see a doctor immediately if you are feeling irritated, disorientated and more fatigued than normal, especially if this is accompanied with diarrhoea and vomiting.  

 


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