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Hydration And Sport
I am a lineman for my company! what can I drink to keep hydrated throughout the day? Besides water sports drinks etc! I work 13hrs a day in the sun!
Any Commercial: electrolyte containing drink will do but make certain that you drink enough PLAIN WATER! Follow your won body..it "tells you" when you need water...you get THIRSTY ...THIRST indicates you need plain water..sweating will result in Sodium loss as well thus the electrolyte "drinks" during the day.. CARRY BOTH! Hope this helps! DO NOT FORGET SUN BLOCK!!!! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am allergic to most sport drinks, and it takes a lot of water for me to feel fully hydrated. What is the best way for me to rehydrate?
Determine allergy: Water and electrolytes are critical to rehydration, particularly during strenuous activity, and in hot weather. Sports drinks are fine. They contain a variety of different ingredients. Determination of exactly what the allergy is would be helpful in being able to avoid the allergen. An allergist might be able to help. ...Read more
White slime-like, possible like mucous, buildup on my mouth during sports? I maintain hydrated, so what else could be the cause?
Post nasal drip?: Does this interfere with exercise? Is there shortness of breath? Cough? If not, another possibility is that during your exercise, running, jumping or core-based exercise is causing stomach contents to splash up your esophagus; this irritation can trigger mucus build up in the back of your throat. Try watching what you eat or drink just before exercise. Avoid tea, lemon water and acidic drinks. ...Read more
When I play sports most of the time my throat feels dry like around my right tonsil area, even If I'm hydrated & drinking water. How can I relieve it?
See your doctor: Dry throat is a pretty common condition and it can be associated with many different conditions. Here are just a few: nasal allergies and/or chronic sinus congestion might create drainage down the back of the throat, which could give a sensation of dryness. Rarely, dry throat is a symptom of a serious medical problem. If concerned see your PCP for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feed them : Breast milk and formula are perfectly designed to meet both fluid and caloric requirements. So if you are feeding your baby and they are happy, making tears, and wetting a goodly number of diapers then they are well hydrated. At times of water loss, such as fever or diarrhea, then pedialyte makes a good temporary rehydration solution. Water can do too in smaller amounts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body hydration: Make sure you stay adequately hydrated by following the general rule of thumb: "drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water daily". Adjust your fluid intake during exercise and during activities that increase perspiration. Skin protection with proper SPF CONTAINING lotions during outside activity is beneficial. Using a good quality lotion when skin feels dry (Eg., Eucerin™) is helpful. Avoid hot shower ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds.: Only your prescribing physician can advise you on how to come off of the medication. ...Read more
Many Tricks: Proper bathing routine (short 5 min shower, luke warm), immediately moisturize with a thick cream (no lotions) within 3 min after exiting the shower. Reapply moisturizer at one other time during the day to trouble areas. Also using a oil-based shower wash (like eucerin calming body wash, robathol, or neutrogena rain bath) can give some oil back to your skin in the shower. This should help a lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nourishing creams: First, try not to dehydrate the skin by excessive washing with soaps, or by prolonged exposure to wind. Avoid irritating soaps with perfumes or deodarants.Second, select skin moisturizers without perfumes. Simple sunstances that work often have vitamin E oil, aloe vera gel, or other gentle oils. Aquaphor and vaseline can decrease skin breakdown from dehydration as well. ...Read more
Vertigo: rarely responds to hydration. Lightheadedness due to volume contraction / dehydration, on the other hand is more likely to improve with hydration. Consider sodium levels and imbalance (increasing free water intake can lead to hyponatremia). Diuretics are sometimes used to treat forms of vestibular dysfunction. ...Read more
Use your judgement: Function of the colon is to absorb water from so that the liquid form of stool become more solid. Nutrients are absorbed by the small bowel. If you have diarrhea and fluid loss, you will need to increase fluid intake. Don't force yourself to drink too much free water. You may be better with an electrolyte solution like gatorade. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lips: Any form of lip balm should work but needs to be applied as often as necessary ...Read more
Berry tea: A lot of diets say-- drink eight glasses of water a day. Realize one thing-- all liquids are water-based. Tea is nothing more than water with tea in it. It is, however, important that you keep up with your fluid intake, especially if you are on a high protein diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer