Dehydration Millsboro DE

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.

Jerome E Groll, MD
(302) 645-2833
34445 King Street Row
Lewes, DE
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Family Practice Center
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Family Practice

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Midway Chiropractic
(302) 645-6681
18585 Coastal Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, DE

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Aaron Green
(302) 947-4437
32040 Long Neck Rd
Millsboro, DE
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Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine

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Paul E Gorrin
(302) 934-0611
230 Mitchell St
Millsboro, DE
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Internal Medicine

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Lisa Ann Martin
(302) 934-7344
201 Laurel Rd
Millsboro, DE
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Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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Dr. Habib Bolourchi
(302) 645-7671
18958 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Business
Henlopen Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Prevention Of Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes.
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, Amerihealth, Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Alliance Pro, Principal Health Care of Delaware Inc, Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Delaware, Delmarva Health Plan, Diamond State, 1st Health, Humana, Tricare, Alliance / Mamsi / Optimum Choice, Physici
Medicare Accepted: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Beebe Medical Center
Residency Training: Internal Medicine Residency, Sinai Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Tehran, Iran, 1972
Additional Information
Member Organizations: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (FELLOW), AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS (FELLOW)
Languages Spoken: English

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Milton Chiropractic
(302) 684-1995
113 Union St
Milton, DE

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Philip E Shaheen
(302) 227-8600
32711 Longneck Road
Millsboro, DE
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Fadi E Damouni
(302) 945-0440
26744 John J Williams Hwy.
Millsboro, DE
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Internal Medicine

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Prentiss Wayne Adkins
(302) 732-9593
29475 Vines Creek Rd
Dagsboro, DE
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Family Practice

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Dehydration

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Dehydration

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.

Prevention

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

  • Drink a minimum of eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Increase your consumption whenever your body must work harder to supply oxygen, heat you up or cool you down. This is includes
    • In the desert
    • At high altitudes
    • In extreme heat
    • In extreme cold .
  • Drink small quantities every 15 to 20 minutes even if you don't feel thirsty. By the time you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and soda.
  • If you are on prescription medication, check with your pharmacist to see if you need to hydrate more frequently.
  • Eat high water content foods like fruit and vegetables. Approximately 25 percent of the water in our bodies is extracted from the foods we eat.

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:

  • Dry mouth and lips
  • Intense thirst
  • Increased heart rate, characterized by a rapid, weak pulse
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Sunken eyes
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Rapid breathing
  • Blue lips
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Pain in chest or abdomen
  • Confusion, lethargy, impatience and tiredness.

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