Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 19, 2013
During a summer heat wave, reports water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne, nothing is more important in saving lives than the ability to recognize, prevent and treat dehydration. Dehydration defined as the loss of water content in the body, skin and eyes.
Sharon Kleyne is Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, a water and health research and product development center. Kleyne hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on Voice American and Apple iTunes.
According to Kleyne, dehydration affects nearly everyone, male or female, young or old, healthy or not, summer or winter, no matter where you live. Kleyne believes that all living organisms on Earth begin dehydrating at birth and that life cannot survive without adequate water. Kleyne has discovered that the best action a person can take to maintain good health is to pay attention to their personal hydration and dehydration.
Health consequences begin to occur after a loss of only 2% of the normal body water. During a summer heat wave, such as the one currently blanketing the Eastern United States, the dehydration process is accelerated and so are the consequences.
During an extreme summer heat wave, dehydration can become very dangerous very fast. Cold and clammy skin, shortness of breath and dizziness are the earliest indicators of heat stroke. The body is losing too much water and salt, and is working overtime to cool itself. The initial life saving treatment is to get out of the sum immediately and slowly sip water until you feel better. Sunburn makes the situation worse.
When the body actually does run out of water and salt, the body temperature will rise precariously, muscles become weak and the person may become delirious or pass out. This is an extremely dangerous situation that may result in death without immediate medical treat
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