Ever felt tired after a long workout session? Dehydration is a condition that occurs when our body loses large amounts of fluids and water due to varied reasons, such as exertion, diarrhea, excessive sweating, sun exposure and vomiting. Basically, in dehydration, the body loses more water and salts in a day than actual intake.
The symptoms of dehydration are usually easy to recognize. Common symptoms include:
It is important to understand that dehydration can be mild or severe, and treatment depends on the extent of the condition. In case of emergencies or extensive dehydration, medical providers will focus on bettering blood volume, following which body fluids are restored. When the patient has a high fever, healthcare professionals will first cool the body using different techniques. For moderate or mild dehydration, fluid replacement is the first line of treatment. Your healthcare expert will suggest electrolyte drinks and fluids containing carbohydrates along with water. For extreme dehydration, fluids may be administered through an IV. Ibuprofen or related medicines can be given to reduce fever and pain.
While mild dehydration can be treated at home with electrolyte fluids, you should rush to the doctor if you see any or a mix of these below mentioned symptoms.
A little care and attention to the body signals can help in preventing dehydration. Make sure that you drink a lot of water all through the day and boost the intake with increase in sun exposure and physical activities. Unless required, it is best to avoid exposure to high temperatures. Adults need to take special care of the fluid intake of kids and seniors, especially during summers. Alcohol can increase water loss and should be avoided to the possible extent. In summers, it is a good idea to eat light and healthy foods. Fresh fruits and veggies also have a lot of water, which can avert dehydration.
Sore throat is pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat that often worsens when you swallow. A simple throat swab in the clinic may help you determine if this is a bacterial Strep infection.
Sinus infections are generally the result of sinusitis, which is due to the inflammation of sinus tissues. Presence of fluids, bacteria and viruses can cause a blockage in the sinuses, which can lead to an infection. A common illness, many suffer with acute and chronic sinus infections caused from a variety of issues including the common cold, allergies, blocked sinus ducts, and polyps.
Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often comes before vomiting. Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying (“throwing up”) of stomach contents through the mouth. This can lead to dehydration, which can be treated at Urgent Clinics Medical Care with IV fluids and anti-nausea medication.