Summer is definitely here and the quest to keep cool is on.
One of the most common conditions people suffer from, especially in Southern California, all year round is Dehydration.
One thing about dehydration is that it mimics many other conditions and you may not know you are dehydrated until it is too late.
Consider the signs and symptoms of dehydration
- Being Thirsty
- Dark yellow urine
- Dry mouth, lips, skin and eyes
- Muscle weakness
- Rapid heart beat
- Kidney problems
- Loss of balance
So you can see many common symptoms people experience daily may be due to dehydration.
Some of the common causes of dehydration, besides not enough water intake, include:
- Heat exposure
- Mobility problems at home (can’t get to water)
- Side effects of medication
- Increase intake of coffee and/or alcohol
People who are ill and/or the elderly are at greater risk of dehydration.
So we all must be proactive in monitoring our water intake. We need more during the summer and when we are physically active!
The list of side effects above can also be caused by other factors but immediately increasing water intake may provide relief from the symptoms.
How much water do you need each day? An easy guide is to take your weight, divide by half and that’s how many ounces you should be taking in each day.
If you weigh 150 pounds, half of 150 is 75. You need a minimum of 75 ounces a day. Spread out through the day is recommended. If you are exercising you may need more overall and during exercise.
A great way to start your day is have 16 to 24 ounces of water first thing in the morning and add some lemon juice. Your body has been physiologically active all night and most likely you are dehydrated. Fill up on water first before the coffee.
Coffee is a diuretic and can cause you to lose water. Alcohol does the same thing, you lose water, so between drinks consume water. One the main causes of hangovers is the dehydration and its effect on your body.
Your body is made up mostly of water and hydration rates of less than 50% are common when you should be nearer to 70%.
Another way you can quickly elevate your hydration is with an IV drip of saline with vitamins and minerals called a Meyers Cocktail.
We have been providing these IV drips (Meyer’s Cocktail) at the office and are proving to be quite popular. Those who are tired and fatigued as a result of dehydration feel an immediate relaxing pick-me-up and function better.
The Meyer’s cocktail contains:
- Vitamin C (powerful immune function enhancer)
- Magnesium (Relaxes muscles and lowers blood pressure)
- Calcium (helps bone health as well as nerve and muscle function)
- B-Complex (Assists all body functions)
- Vitamin B5 (supports energy production
- Vitamin B6 (Reduces inflammation, balances hormones)
- Vitamin B12 ( Supports blood cells and nervous system)]
Everyone can benefit from these vitamins and minerals plus the saline in today’s high stress world.
Don’t you worry, help is on the way!
We are having a Mid-Year Special on Meyer’s Cocktails
4 Meyer’s Cocktail IV’s for $600 (normally $800)
These are by appointment only so call the office to schedule (626) 798-7805
One of our medical personnel will screen you to make sure that there are no contraindications to you receiving a IV.
Remember that many symptoms we experience daily may be related to dehydration so start increasing your daily intake of water and experience better health as you improve your internal environment.
Have a great summer, HYDRATED!
If you believe you would benefit from IV Therapy, Our motivated medical personnel at Health Advantage Physical Medicine are ready to assist you. For more information, call us today at (626) 798-7805.