Although dehydration can occur any time of the year, we're starting into the time of year when it is more likely to occur.
Did you know that the human body is 65% water? Simply put, dehydration occurs as the result of excessive loss of
water from the body, when we lose more water than we take in. It's a
bit more complicated than that since the body loses valuable
electrolytes as well. That's why sports drinks have become so popular;
they replenish electrolytes as well as just fluid. Dehydration can be a
major issue, both in and of itself and as a headache or Migraine trigger .
Let's take a look at dehydration, what it does to the body, how
to treat it, and -- perhaps most importantly -- how to prevent it. Read Dehydration - An Avoidable Migraine Trigger .
Summer heat got you feeling wilted? If you don’t drink enough water, you’ll feel even worse. Water is absolutely essential for your life and your body. Everything from the simple, small cells that protect you to the complex brain that controls you relies on water to operate. When you begin experiencing dehydration, an immediate alarm goes off in the brain and you’ll feel thirsty. Ignoring that signal from the brain will result in a series of disasterous symptoms from dehydration like:
Rapid Heart Rate
Preventing dehydration can be a challenging aspect of survival. Drinking water seems easy enough. But people often forget when busy or distracted, especially young people. And some people think that sodas, coffee drinks and energy drinks will suffice. Wrong, those drinks that contain caffeine just make dehydration worse because caffeine turns you...
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