Seniors, unlike the younger population, cannot retain as much water. Additionally, they also suffer from a poor sense of thirst. So if you aren’t careful, by the time you feel thirsty, you may already be suffering from mild dehydration.
So what can you do to avoid this from happening and continue to stay healthy this summer? Here are some tips.
- Always have a water bottle with you. Use reminder apps or ask your provider of private duty in California to remind you to drink water if you’re the type to often forget.
- Do not engage in excessive physical activities for long periods if temperatures are too high and if you are alone. Always make sure you’re with someone.
- Choose the right foods. Some foods and drinks can cause you to expel more water from your body. These are your diuretics. Common examples include coffee and tea.
Aside from the abovementioned tips, it also helps to know the signs of dehydration. Common signs include dizziness, headache, dry mouth and lips, cramps, and heart palpitations. You may also notice that you don’t pee as much and that your urine is dark yellow. Work with your care provider to ensure someone is with you in cases of emergencies.
If you need compassionate and skilled home care in South San Francisco, California to ensure dehydration safety and overall health, Care America HomeCARE Services is here to serve.