Safe Family: Dehydration

By: Ryan Loyd Email
By: Ryan Loyd Email

Dehydration is serious business anytime, but especially during the summer months. Keep hydrated, and read some facts we found:

When you are dehydrated, it means that the amount of fluids (water) your body is losing is more than the amount of water your body is taking in. Your body is made up of about two-thirds water. Read more:

http://www.scottishwater.co.uk/portal/page?_pageid=173,480245&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

What causes dehydration?

Excessive loss of fluid through the intestinal tract can happen when the intestine is "inflamed" or damaged, or when bacteria or viruses cause the lining of the intestine to produce more fluid than can be absorbed. Read more:

http://www.medicinenet.com/dehydration/article.htm

Dehydration... true or false?

Anxiety, confusion, dry skin, increased heart rate and decreased blood pressure are all signs of dehydration.

Take the complete quiz:

http://womentodaymagazine.com/fitnesshealth/dehydration.html

Stay well hydrated this summer, and keep watching our SAFE FAMILY reports every Tuesday and Thursday on First News at Noon and First News at Ten.


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