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Dehydration

 

Dehydration is a typical summer illness. Hot and dry weather conditions of summer precipitates dehydration. Dehydration occurs when there is an imbalance between the water intake and water loss from body.

Causes of Dehydration
Summer is not the only cause for this condition but there is definitely a bigger risk during this season. The imbalance of water level inside the body condition can occur in several other conditions like:
Diarrhoea -
Frequent, watery stools lead to heavy water loss from the body. Summer time is host to several bacterial and viral infections causing loose stools.
Vomiting -
Sweating -
Extreme physical activity in hot weather signals the body to produce more sweat in order to keep it cool but it also can cause dehydration if water is not replenished along with.

Symptoms of Dehydration
Dry tongue & mouth
Flushing of skin
Fatigue, extreme tiredness
Loss of appetite
Intolerance towards heat
Light-headedness
Excessive thirst
Urine turning dark
Dry cough

How to Avoid Dehydration
The ideal way to avoid dehydration is to drink fluids before getting thirsty. Thirst is usually a late sign dehydrated and should not be waited for.
To avoid dehydration in summer, people who are planning for heavy physical activity outdoors should drink minimum 1.5 litres of water 2 hours before the activity. After the activity, they should again consume enough fluids.
If diarrhoea and vomiting are observed, immediate check is needed. Fluid replacement may be needed, oral or through IV line.

Dehydration Prevention & Tips
Dehydration can be prevented by observing some measures

Avoid heavy, strenuous workouts in hot climate
Keep drinking water and other fluids at regular intervals
Diarrhoea and vomiting should be kept under check
Fluid replacement should be done, if loose stools become frequent
Avoid high salt & high protein diet

Fluids to Drink and Avoid
Not all beverages are good and are considered an ideal fluid replacement to combat dehydration.

What to Drink -
Fresh juices, lemonade
Electrolyte based rehydration drinks/powders
Sports drinks

What to Avoid -
Tea, coffee & other caffeinated drinks
Alcohol
Aerated drinks, soda 


TREATMENT -  Baidyanath Amla juice 2tsp with glass of water on empty stomach.
                           Baidyanath aloevera juice  2tsp with glass of water .
                           Baidyanath gulkand 7-10gm morning and evening on empty stomach .
                           Baidyanath sutshekhar ras 1-1tab morning and evening  with water. 
                           Baidyanath amlapittantak vati 1-1 tab morning and evening after meal.