Tips to avoid dehydration in summer

Tips to avoid dehydration in summer
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Tips to avoid dehydration in summer. Dehydration can occur due to sunstroke when excess of body fluids are lost due to heat.

Dehydration can occur due to sunstroke when excess of body fluids are lost due to heat. It can also occur due to diarrhoea when body looses excessive body fluids and salts due to loose motions or when you do extensive workouts in the hot weather. It can also occur when you have high temperature and body tries to sweat more to reduce the body temperature.

Dehydration is a frequent problem is summer, when heat and temperature rises above 40 degree Celsius. Dehydration is a phase, when body looses more water than it consumes or holds.
Tips to prevent dehydration in summer
It is a good practice to drink sufficient water in summer. An average human being should at least drink 3 to 4 litres of water. Of water or any other fluids to prevent loose of fluids in summer. Drink water before and after going out in hot summer thus keep the balance of water and body fluids intact.
Don't wear dark dress in summer. In order to keep your body temperature normal wear loose fitted white or light-coloured dress with half sleeves. Dress plays a very important part in preventing dehydration.
Eat fleshy and juicy fruits in summer to restore some of the body fluids which are lost in the course of the day. Eat ripe mango, watermelons and vegetables which help to reinstate body fluids.
Administer liquids like ORS or prepare fresh dihedral liquids by taking one litre of water. Add one spoon of sugar and a pinch of salt into it and stir well. Take the solution in regular intervals. The ORS liquid will prevent dehydration.
If the stage of dehydration level is critical, take medical advice and if required administer intravenous dihedral fluids to prevent critical conditions.
Athletes who indulge in regular workouts need to take care of their body fluids twice than a normal person. They should use sports fluids which are rich in sodium to restore lost body fluids.
Excessive dehydration can lead to kidney failure and also could result in death. There is a saying prevention is better than cure.
Dr Ather Pasha
General Physician
CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills
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