Seniors and Hydration in the Warm Summer Days!

An average senior citizen requires approximately two quarts of fluids each and every day to maintain good health. Without this water, the kidneys cannot excrete the minimum ten ounces of waste per day that is required. Without this excretion, the waste builds up in the body, leading to kidney stones, while adding additional stress on the kidneys.

Senior citizens and the elderly are at greater risk for dehydration because their kidney function is often somewhat diminished.
With that being said, it is essential for seniors to stay hydrated during the hot summer months!

Just because you have reached your senior years is no reason why you can’t still enjoy being outdoors.
You just need to remember to take precautions that will keep you safe from summer rays! 

Rules to avoid dehydration
• Stay out of the sun, preferably in a cool place or an air conditioned room during the hottest part of the day. Cool cotton clothing is a must!
• Drink as many as 8 or more glasses of water daily and minimize or stop the intake of alcohol completely. Alcohol acts as a diuretic and you can lose more fluid than is healthy without realizing it.
• Eat as much fresh fruit as possible and replace caffeine with fresh fruit juices or plain water. 
• As much as one would like to deny the signs of aging it is best to be sensible and reduce any strenuous activities to a more reasonable level during the summer months.

Symptoms of Dehydration in the Elderly
• Confusion
• Dizziness
• Disorientation
• Constipation
• Dry and poor elasticity skin
• Low blood pressure (hypotension)
• Weight Loss
• Irritability
• Fever
• Less urine output
• Increased Heart Rate


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