Dehydration Ashland KY
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
University Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Family Practice, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1971
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1980
Keep your outdoor adventures mouthwatering
While most outdoor enthusiasts know enough to drink plenty of liquids in the desert , don't make the mistake of thinking hot weather is the only cause of dehydration. Some of the most common causes of dehydration are hypothermia , diarrhea and vomiting . You don't even need to get sick. The ultra-dry cabin air on planes can land you at your outdoor adventure already down a quart or two of water.
Hydration is important for more than quenching thirst. Without it, your blood becomes thicker, making your heart and other organs work harder and function less effectively. The combination of extreme heat and dehydration is a recipe for heatstroke .
Clichéd as it may be, the human body is more than 60 percent water by weight. Even the loss of one or two percent of this water can cause long-term health complications. Losing as little as nine percent can kill you.
The best way to prevent dehydration is to maintain your fluid levels. Although this may appear to be a no-brainer, the guidelines aren't as simple. The amount of liquid you need will vary depending on your age, level of physical fitness, environmental conditions, activity level and your own unique physiology.
However, a good place to start is making sure that you
Signs and Symptoms
While the signs and symptoms of dehydration vary depending on the degree of dehydration, you know you need to hydrate if you notice the following: