July 3, 2012

HEAT WAVE 2012: How to Keep Kids Hydrated in Hot Weather


How can you feel confident your child is getting enough water? As temperatures and activity levels increase in the summer, loss of body water through evaporation and respiration also increases, which leads to dehydration. “Besides just being thirsty, there are other signs of dehydration that we need to watch for,” says Stephanie Maves, M.D., family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Onalaska. “Fatigue, restlessness, reduced and concentrated urine, rapid heart rate, dry mouth, and dizziness are all signals that it is time to encourage your child to stop for a water break.”

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Tags: dehydration, dehydration symptoms, Dr. Stephanie Mayes, Mayo Clinic Health System, Pediatrics, WEAU, Wellness

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