Q: During the summer months, I will be working out in the sun and heat. I want to make sure I drink plenty of water so I can stay well hydrated. How will I know if I am dehydrated? What are the signs?
A: You should drink water every day. Here’s a bit of trivia for you: Up to 60 percent of the human adult body is water. Our bodies use water in all of their cells, organs and tissues to help regulate our temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because our body loses water through breathing, sweating and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids.
We’ve all heard that we should drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. However, like most things, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to how much water is enough. Different people need different amounts of water to stay hydrated. Thirst is often the first sign of dehydration. Other symptoms of mild dehydration may include:
1. Dry mouth 2.Tired 3. Weakness 4. Headache 5. Dizziness
If you are concerned call Accordia Health at (251) 824-8320. Accordia Health is an integrated care model, and that means we offer primary and mental health care under one roof. We are located at 13833 Tapia Ave, Bayou La Batre, AL 36509.
Accordia Health is a Federally Qualified Health Centers. This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.