Tips To Help Spot Deyhydration

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 9:06 am
By: News 9

Keeping cool isn't the only thing you need to worry about when it comes to the heat. Staying hydrated is also a concerning problem in the summer.

Health experts say the signs of dehydration are often overlooked. Just last week singer Meatloaf collapsed on stage. The singer's team said that collapse was due to severe dehydration.

One recent study found more than half of all children and teens aren't getting enough water. Researchers say people just don't realize the amount of fluid they lose in the heat or while exercising.

So to prevent dehydration be sure to look out for increased thirst or a dry mouth; Feeling tired, confused or angry. Also look out for dark urine and lack of sweat.

If you are out in the heat or exercising, doctors recommend a little more than just water. Plain water is good but a mixture of water and electrolytes and sodium is the best way to stay hydrated.