- Mar 11, 2015
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One of the biggest dangers, with heat stroke is kidney & liver failure. That's most likely why they gave you IV fluids (probably with electrolytes). I made sure DH drank lots of water, to rehydrate, and kept checking on his kidney output & color - dark brown is bad & time to go to the ER.I ended up in ER one summer with dehydration, had to get IV fluids. The Dr told me best thing I could do is eat a banana every day durning summer. Hopefully your husband doesn't shares Bays dislike for them You lose a lot of possum though sweat bananas help replace
Yes, DH does like bananas, and he does eat them. However, the three most important electrolytes are:
DH was already taking magnesium & calcium several times daily. So, we added a 99mg capsule of potassium every morning, to make sure he has all the electrolytes he needs, to start the day.
WOW! 24 oz is not nearly enough water a day! You are in danger of damaging your kidneys, not to mention possibly damaging other organs, drying out your GI tract & increasing your risk of blood clots, which could cause a stroke! As a nurse, That scares me, for your welfare.Another thing to worry about. Spouse wouldn't know what to do if I passed out from the heat. I have never been a big drinker and had only about 24 ounces of fluid (all water) yesterday.
Do yourself a favor & set a timer, for every 2 hours and drink 8 oz of filtered water. That will give you 64 oz of water, spread throught the day, which will do a good job of flushing toxins and keeping your organs functioning properly.
If every 2 hours doesn't work, you could set it for every 4 hours and drink 16 oz of filtered water. Spreading it out, evenly, throughout the day is the healthiest way to do it.
BTW, Bottled water isn't good for us. The longer the water stays in a plastic bottle, the more molecules of plastic chemicals leech out into the water. Even if it is BPA Free. Those chemicals are toxic to our organs.