Dehydration during the summer months is a common occurrence. Adequate water intake is key to ensuring health and wellness during the hot weather, however, it is very easy to forget to drink the proper amounts of fluids.
Common signs of dehydration include feeling incredibly thirsty, urinating less than usual, headache, fatigue, nausea, and dizziness also known as vertigo.
Some of the top ways to curb these symptoms and to stay well hydrated are to drink 2.5-3.5 liters of water a day, increase the number of electrolytes consumed by drinking other fluids such as Gatorade and Propel water, and try to increase water if you are going to be outside for long periods of time. The summer months typically mean warmer weather and increased body temperature and sweat production.
When you lose sweat you lose a lot of water and electrolytes and this can lead to increased dehydration. Another option to quickly rehydrate and replace electrolytes is through IV hydration. IV Hydration goes directly into the bloodstream and can help reduce symptoms of dehydration faster than absorption through the digestive system. Replacement of electrolytes can help reduce vertigo and other symptoms and added medications such as Toradol and Zofran or Ondansetron can help relieve headaches and nausea from dehydration