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How can you replace electrolytes to avoid dehydration?

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When you lose electrolytes, you need to replace them. There are many over-the-counter products for doing this. Most people get these through their regular meals by eating meats, vegetables and fruits. But there are also sports drinks, gels, candies and gummies you can take. There's also a tablet that you can dissolve in water and drink, and oral rehydration solutions.

From: How Can I Prevent Dehydration? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Dehydration.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Dehydration and Heat Stroke.”

Medscape: “Dehydration in Geriatrics: Prevention and Treatment,” “Dehydration Treatment & Management.”

American Council on Exercise: “Electrolytes: Understanding Replacement Options.”

NHS Choices: “Dehydration – Prevention.”

Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging: “Preventing and Treating Dehydration in the Elderly during Periods of Illness and Warm Weather.”

University of Utah Health: “How to Prevent Dehydration.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on May 2, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Dehydration.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Dehydration and Heat Stroke.”

Medscape: “Dehydration in Geriatrics: Prevention and Treatment,” “Dehydration Treatment & Management.”

American Council on Exercise: “Electrolytes: Understanding Replacement Options.”

NHS Choices: “Dehydration – Prevention.”

Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging: “Preventing and Treating Dehydration in the Elderly during Periods of Illness and Warm Weather.”

University of Utah Health: “How to Prevent Dehydration.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on May 2, 2017

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