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  •  My dehydrated friends (11+ / 0-)

    I have three different friends who wound up in the ER for dehydration:

    1) On foreign study in Israel, hiking around in the desert, mild sunstroke and dehydration.
    2) 40something guy who started having chest pain and thought he was having angina at the least--he's a cautious type with good insurance so he hightailed it to the ER without thinking twice.
    3) 70something guy who'd been on antibiotics for something, which gave him diarrhea, which dehydrated him. He felt OK until he suddenly got woozy and keeled over during a rehearsal (luckily someone caught his instrument before it hit the ground).  

    Their stories all turned out well in the end, but they've made me much more aware of how important hydration is and how many ways dehydration can impair you.

    "There you go, givin' a f*ck when it ain't your turn to give a f*ck." -- Bunk Moreland

    by slapshoe on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 11:14:11 AM PST

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