Heritage Urgent and Primary Care will no longer accept asymptomatic patients for COVID testing or offer separate appointments for antibody testing. For symptomatic and sick patients we are offering COVID testing In-Office or Curbside (Weather Permitting)! Schedule Your Appointment Today (it would expedite your check in process if you download and complete your paperwork prior to curbside arrival).

As the situation around the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, our paramount concern has been for the health and safety of our clients and associates for this reason we will temporarily adjust our clinic hours, now closing at 6 pm during the week to allow for nightly deep cleaning of our facilities. As news continues to develop rapidly, we’re sharing the latest on the virus and how Heritage Urgent & Primary Care, the NC Dept. of Health and the CDC are responding.

Heritage Urgent and Primary Care will no longer accept asymptomatic patients for COVID testing or offer separate appointments for antibody testing. For symptomatic and sick patients we are offering COVID testing In-Office or Curbside (Weather Permitting)! Schedule Your Appointment Today (it would expedite your check in process if you download and complete your paperwork prior to curbside arrival).

As the situation around the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, our paramount concern has been for the health and safety of our clients and associates for this reason we will temporarily adjust our clinic hours, now closing at 6 pm during the week to allow for nightly deep cleaning of our facilities. As news continues to develop rapidly, we’re sharing the latest on the virus and how Heritage Urgent & Primary Care, the NC Dept. of Health and the CDC are responding.

How can I Hydrate Myself Quickly?

It is critical to ensure you stay hydrated following any activity that stimulates heavy sweating. This can include activities such as intense workouts, sitting in a sauna, or hot yoga classes.

Rehydrating is also important to prevent damaging effects from dehydration raleigh if you are sick or drank too much alcohol. Every cell, tissue, and organ within the body depends on water to function.

Water aids your body in regulating the temperature, lubricating joints, delivering nutrients, removing waste, and circulating blood. When you are dehydrated, your body is unable to properly perform these daily functions. Dehydration is defined as losing more fluids than you take in. People commonly become dehydrated from sweating, vomiting, experiencing diarrhea, or taking a diuretic medication that increases fluid loss.

Certain populations are at a higher risk for dehydration than others, such as infants, children, older adults, and people with certain medical conditions.

The common signs and symptoms from dehydration include the following:

  • Increased thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Infrequent urination
  • Dry skin
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

The most effective methods for quick rehydration are summarized below.

Water

While it may seem obvious, drinking water is often the best and most cost effect method for staying hydrated and rehydrating. Water does not contain no added sugars or calories which makes it ideal to drink throughout the day and especially when you need to rehydrate.

Unless you are participating in a long or intense activity such as marathon in a hot environment, the sodium you lose while sweating is easily replaced through a balanced diet.

Caffeine

Coffee and tea contain caffeine which is a stimulant. When consumed in excess, caffeine can act like a diuretic. Consuming coffee and tea in moderate amounts, however, can give equivalent hydration as you receive when drinking water.

Caffeine is dehydrating when it is consumed in doses around 250–300 mg. This is the equivalent of two to three 8-ounce cups of coffee, or five to eight 8-ounce cups of tea.

Milk

In addition to having high nutritional value, milk also has the exceptional ability to hydrate. Milk naturally contains higher concentrations of electrolytes, which help maintain a balance of water within your body.

Research has demonstrated that skim and low-fat milk can help rehydrate you in the same way a popular sports drink does after an intense exercise. The high quality protein found in milk also makes it an ideal post-exercise beverage triggering the repair and rebuilding of muscles.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables which are comprised of 80–99% water, are a perfect snack which also provide hydration. In comparison, processed foods such as cookies, crackers, cereals, and chips are typically comprised of about 1–9% water.

Oral Hydration Solutions

Oral hydration solutions are specialized formulas designed to help prevent and treat dehydration from diarrhea or vomiting. They have also been found to expedite the recover process after exercising and in the prevention/treatment of hangovers.

IV Hydration

IV Therapy is delivered at an IV Hydration Bar. This method is a safe and efficient way to hydrate your body and instantly replace electrolytes. The results of IV therapy include an improved sense of well-being in addition to improved cognitive and physical function.

An IV Hydration Bar involves receiving a bag of saline which is combined with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. The saline is safely and quickly delivered to your bloodstream intravenously. Because these fluids, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins are able to bypass the GI tract, they are delivered directly to the bloodstream. As a result, they are completely absorbed and the benefits are immediately noticeable. IV Hydration can also aid in rebooting and strengthening the immune system.

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