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Why are children more prone to dehydration?

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Children are more prone to dehydration and heat illness than adults because they have more body surface area per pound of weight. Young athletes, practicing hard in the summer heat, are at particular risk. Learn to recognize the early warning signs of heat stress. Your knowledge could save a child's life.

SOURCES:

Albert C. Hergenroeder, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; chief, the sports medicine clinic, Texas Children's Hospital.

Jackie Berning, PhD, National Alliance for Youth Sports.

Heat-Related Illness. , Sept. 1, 1998. American Family Physician

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: Heat-Related Illness.

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on May 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Albert C. Hergenroeder, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; chief, the sports medicine clinic, Texas Children's Hospital.

Jackie Berning, PhD, National Alliance for Youth Sports.

Heat-Related Illness. , Sept. 1, 1998. American Family Physician

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: Heat-Related Illness.

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on May 16, 2019

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