Items Tagged ‘dehydration’

May 1, 2019

Healthy Tips for Ramadan

By uclahealth uclahealth

Ramadan begins on Monday, May 6, 2019 and ends on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Millions of people from around the world will be recognizing this Islamic holy day through prayer and dawn to dusk fasting. Fasting can be done safely if you take the necessary precautions— especially for those with certain medical conditions. If you […]

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Tags: breastfeeding, cardiac disease, complex carbohydrates, dehydration, diabetes, fasting, fasting for adolescents, fasting for children, fasting tips, heart disease, iftar meal, low blood sugar


How can I protect my child from heat-related illnesses?

June 20, 2018

How can I protect my child from heat-related illnesses?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children are at risk for heat-related illnesses when exposed to heat and humidity without proper hydration. What is a heat illness? When your child’s body produces too much heat (e.g., when running vigorously) or is unable to cool down when exposed to intensive heat (e.g., sitting in a hot car with the windows rolled up), […]

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Tags: childrens health, dehydration, fever, health tips, heat exhaustion, heat exposure, heat stress, heat stroke, heat wave, heat-related illness, hot weather, sweating


Heat stroke: Do you know the signs?

July 10, 2017

Heat stroke: Do you know the signs?

By uclahealth uclahealth

As you head into the hottest months of the year, be sure to stay cool. Overheating can lead to heat stroke, which is a medical emergency. Both children and adults are at risk when exposed to heat without proper hydration. Humidity only makes the problem worse. How heat stroke develops Heat stroke develops when the […]

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Tags: coping with heat, dehydration, dizziness, heat stroke. heat, high temperatures, humidity, signs of heat stroke, summer heat, sunscreen, sweating, treatment for heat stroke


Enjoying summer music festivals safely

June 20, 2017

Enjoying summer music festivals safely

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

With music festivals surging in popularity – it seems a new one pops up every week – it’s high time to talk about health and safety at these events. From Coachella to Bonnaroo to EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), festival-goers need to stay alert and stay healthy so they can better enjoy themselves. “While rock and […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, concert, concerts, dehydration, Dr. Mark Morocco, drugs, emergencies, emergency, emergency medicine, hydration, hygiene


Why athletes need to know how much they sweat

August 24, 2016

Why athletes need to know how much they sweat

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

We all know it’s important to stay hydrated when exercising, but just how much should we be drinking? It depends. Sweating is the primary way we lose fluid, but each of us loses it at a different rate – which means each of us has a different amount to drink. Instead of winging it, says […]

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Tags: athletes, dehydration, Dr Daniel Vigil, exercise, fitness, sports, sweat, sweat rate, sweating


June 19, 2016

How can I protect my child from dehydration?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Dehydration is a very common heat-related condition, and can be a dangerous consequence of diarrhea, vomiting and fever. In the most severe instances, dehydration can be life-threatening if left untreated. “Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water and salts than it replenishes,” says Carlos Lerner, MD, medical director of the UCLA Children’s Health Center. […]

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Tags: carlos lerner md, Chase Child Life Program, childrens health, dehydration, drinking, fluids, health tips, heat stroke, heat wave, hydrated, thirst, thirsty


Safe summer fun: Hydrate, apply sunscreen, repeat

May 5, 2016

Safe summer fun: Hydrate, apply sunscreen, repeat

By uclahealth uclahealth

Dips in the pool, long days at the beach and trips to the playground: summer is synonymous with outdoor fun. Prolonged heat exposure on sunny days can also carry potential risks for kids, such as dehydration, heat illness and sunburn. But the good news is that they are easily prevented with a little advanced planning. […]

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Tags: broad spectrum protection, dehydration, heat illness, skin cancer, SPF, summer, summer safety, sun protection factor, sun screen, sunburn, sunscreen, tanning