Hastings & Hastings Urges Arizonans to Stay Hydrated for the Summer Months

In an effort to promote health and safety in the valley, Hastings & Hastings urges Arizonans to stay hydrated and avoid the sweltering heat of summer. Dehydration, referred to by the medical community as hypo hydration, is a condition when the body does not have enough water.

Jul 27, 2015, 04:00 ET from Hastings & Hastings

PHOENIX, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people in the world can tolerate a 3% to 4% decrease in body water, but when water loss reaches 5 to 8%, then fatigue and dizziness may ensue. If one manages to exceed ten percent, then physical and mental deterioration may follow. If one's body manages to lose more than 15 to 20% of body water, the result is inevitably fatal.

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If a person is experiencing the symptoms of dehydration, then it is highly advisable to seek medical assistance. Usually a water IV ought to suffice to revivify the dehydrated. Following are a few more symptoms that indicate hypo hydration or dehydration: thirst, headache, discomfort, dry skin, loss of appetite, decreased urine volume, confusion, tiredness, or irritability. Severe or prolonged dehydration generally yields the most devastating consequences: dark urine, rapid breathing, constipation, dizziness, fainting, hypotension, insomnia, or a loss of skin elasticity. Obviously, none of these symptoms are desirable, but all of them are easily detectable.

"We encourage all Arizonans to be mindful of their health during the summer months. Dehydration can creep up on you, and everyone should be vigilant to evade health and medical issues," said owner and attorney David Hastings at Hastings and Hastings.

In order to prevent dehydration from occurring, it is highly advisable to regularly drink water. Also, with regular exercise, take that into account that it is even more imperative. Moreover, it's not the worst idea to supplement water intake with electrolytes, such as coconut water or Gatorade. But as a general rule for exercising, one should intake 10 fluid ounces for every ten to twenty minutes of exercise.

It's also important to be wary of over hydration, a condition known as hyponatremia, a condition where excess water in one's body dilutes the sodium content of your blood.

Indeed, the best defense against the summer is to stay out of the heat, drink plenty of water, and be mindful of any exercise routine. Arizona is a beautiful paradise for about eight months of the year, but during the summer months it turns into an episode from Dante's Inferno.

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