Have you been enjoying the shiny sun and warm weather lately in Sayulita? Have you been sweating a lot? WATCH OUT! Because you might be also dehydrating!
This last month I’ve noticed that 9 out of 10 patients coming to consultation where having some degree of dehydration that actually worsened the symptoms of the different illnesses they were having, and instead of having 2-3 days of recovery they went up to 5-7 days.
How would you notice you are having dehydration?
One or more of the following symptoms might appear: thirst, discomfort, dry skin, dry mouth, dry lips, headache, loss of appetite, dizziness, muscle cramps, constipation, decreased urine volume, insomnia, and they can become as severe as seizures, loss of consciousness, fainting, and death.
Dehydration comes when we have reduced water consumption and an increase in the loss of it (sweating, sun exposure, exercise, fever, etc)
This is a very easy issue that can be prevented and solved by drinking enough plain water (tequila and beer doesn’t count) and don’t forget about getting some electrolytes too!
Let’s keep enjoying our nice and beautiful town with enough water in our bodies. Salud!
Healthy tip of the week: Drink 2-3 liters of plain water by day and at least on bottle of liquid electrolytes (Pedialyte/Electrolit/Gatorade) that can be easily found in grocery stores and pharmacies in town.