Category Archive: Dehydration

Aug
13

Preventing heatstroke in football, soccer, and fall sports

PREVENTION OF HEATSTROKE: For Football, Soccer and Fall Sports Summer football training camps and practice sessions are in full swing in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A few years ago, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) implemented “Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines” This policy is slightly updated for starting dates each year (www.piaa.org). At this time each year, I receive …

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Jul
30

Prevent dehydration in elderly: Part 2 of 2

PREVENTION OF DEHYDRATION IN THE ELDERLY  (Part 2 of 2) Last week in Health & Exercise Forum, we discussed dehydration as a potentially life-threatening problem, especially in those over 60.Summer heat and humidity are here and the risk of heat related illnesses are greater than normal. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the …

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Jul
23

Dehydration risk and increase with age: Part 1 of 2

DEHYDRATION …increased risk associated with age! Part 1 of 1 Summer heat and humidity are here and the risk of heat related illnesses are particularly high for those over 65, especially dehydration. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the many reasons why elders suffer from dehydration not only in the summer heat, but …

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Jul
18

Dehydration and Special Considerations for the Elderly

Dr. Peter Cognetti

Guest Author: Peter Cognetti, MD, practices family medicine in Scranton and is regional education coordinator, family medicine for The Commonwealth Medical College’s North Campus in Scranton.   This column is a special feature the third Monday of every month of Health & Exercise Forum in cooperation with The Commonwealth Medical College.     DEHYDRATION: SPECIAL …

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Jul
07

Prevent Dehydration in the Elderly: Part 3 of 3

PREVENTION OF DEHYDRATION IN THE ELDERLY Part 3 of 3 on Dehydration in the Elderly Because of the possibility of the life-threatening, and at best life-altering, consequences of dehydration, prevention is best defense against dehydration. We must take a proactive approach to ensure and/or encourage adequate fluid intake. Consider some of the following practical tips …

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Jun
30

Benefits of Adequate Hydration in the Elderly: Part 2 of 3

BENEFITS OF ADEQUATE HYDRATION IN THE ELDERLY Part 2 of 3 on Dehydration in the Elderly   Water is needed to regulate body temperature, carry nutrients, remove toxins and waste materials, and provide the medium in which all cellular chemical reactions take place. Fluid balance is vital for body functions. A significant decrease in the …

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Jun
23

Dehydration in Elderly, Part 1 of 3: Special Considerations

 Summer heat is here and the risk of dehydration continues for one specific group, the elderly. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the many reasons why elders suffer from dehydration not only in the summer heat, but year round. Next to oxygen, water is the nutrient most needed for life. A person can …

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Jul
15

Be Cool During Summer Fun & Avoid Heat Stroke – Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 After a long cold and rainy spring, NEPA is finally experiencing hot summer weather! So, get outdoors and have fun in the sun. However, please be mindful of how your body reacts to high humidity and heat and take appropriate precautions. You don’t have to be running a marathon or playing …

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Jul
08

Be Cool During Summer Fun & Avoid Heat Stroke – Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2 After a long cold and rainy spring, NEPA is finally experiencing hot summer weather! So, get outdoors and have fun in the sun. However, please be mindful of how your body reacts to high humidity and heat and take appropriate precautions. You don’t have to be running a marathon or playing …

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Aug
06

Dehydration Part 3 of 3 – Prevent Dehydration in Elderly

Part 3 of 3 on Dehydration Because of the possibility of the life-threatening, and at best life-altering, consequences of dehydration, prevention is best defense against dehydration. We must take a proactive approach to ensure and/or encourage adequate fluid intake. Consider some of the following practical tips to promote optimal hydration. Review your medications and note …

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Jul
30

Dehydration Part 2 of 3 – Benefits of Adequate Hydration in Elderly

Water is needed to regulate body temperature, carry nutrients, remove toxins and waste materials, and provide the medium in which all cellular chemical reactions take place. Fluid balance is vital for body functions. A significant decrease in the total amount of body fluids leads to dehydration. Fluid loss also contributes and complicates many health issues. …

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Jul
23

Dehydration Part 1 of 3 – Dehydration and the Elderly

Dehydration Part 1 of 3: Dehydration and the Elderly  As the summer heat is upon us, so too is the risk of dehydration, especially in the elderly. While a potential problem year round in the elderly, the recent heat wave increases the risk of problems. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the many reasons …

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Sep
27

Steamtown Marathon Runners: Remember to Hydrate

Proper hydration is essential for the comfort and safety of the recreational and serious athlete. Hydration is critical to maintain cardiovascular function, body temperature and muscle performance.

Aug
10

Prevent Heat Stroke at Summer Football Practice

According to the PIAA, August 16th is the 1st day of full uniform and contact football practice sessions in Pennsylvania. Several parents have urged me to write a column on the prevention of heatstroke. I feel it is a critical issue and worthy topic to repeat regularly to raise the level of consciousness and prevent injury or death.

Jul
19

Dehydration and the Elderly – Part 3 of 3 – Prevent Dehydration

Because of the possibility of the life-threatening, and at best life-altering, consequences of dehydration, prevention is best defense against dehydration. Consider some of the following practical tips to promote optimal hydration.

Jul
12

Dehydration and the Elderly – Part 2 of 3 – Benefits of Adequate Hydration

Fluid balance is vital for body functions. If you are elderly or care for the elderly, understand that this may be one problem that you can often control. It is important for you to understand the many conditions complicated by dehydration.

Jul
05

Dehydration and the Elderly – Part 1 of 3

Summer heat is here and the risk of dehydration continues for one specific group, the elderly. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the many reasons why elders suffer from dehydration not only in the summer heat, but year round.