Dehydration in Alexandria

Suffer from Dehydration in Alexandria VA?

What a Chiropractor can help

It is vital to remain hydrated, year round, but especially, during the hot summer months. With the recent heatwave that has impacted our area, drinking plenty of water is essential. Dehydration occurs when the body uses more fluid than it consumes, which results in the body\'s inability to properly function.

At Rosa Family Chiropractic of Alexandria in Virginia, which is located at 4875 Eisenhower Avenue Suite 215 Alexandria, VA 22304, chiropractor Dr. Jasmine Bradley will examine the patient to determine the cause of their complaint. As a result, Dr. Bradley will evaluate the biomechanics of the patient and assess how well the body is functioning.

Everyone should drink an adequate amount of water daily, especially the following groups: infants, children, the elderly, athletes and people who suffer from chronic illnesses. When a person becomes dehydrated, some possible signs and symptoms include: thirst, fatigue, decreased urine production, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, confusion, irritability, dry skin, lightheadedness, dry mucous membranes, dizziness, fever, rapid heartbeat, muscle cramping, muscle twitching, low blood pressure, sunken in skin, dry mouth, lack of tear production, delirium and unconsciousness.

At times another indication of dehydration can be determined by the color and odor of the urine. The dehydrated person will have a dark yellow to amber color of urine with a strong odor, instead of the normal pale yellow to straw colored urine. In most cases, dehydration is reversible. In most cases, the person must increase his or her water intake; at times, sports drinks or Pedialyte is advised. In more severe cases of dehydration, the person may be required to have intravenous fluids, in order to replenish the body\'s fluids and electrolytes. The patient is advised to cease and or limit alcohol intake, as it contributes to depleting the body of essential electrolytes and other important elements that allow the body to function properly; alcohol contributes to dehydration.

Chiropractic care along with, proper nutrition and lifestyle modifications, are essential. The soft tissues and ligaments will also be evaluated to determine the best and most effective methods to treat the patient, in order to help the body to restore its proper function and ranges of motion.

Dr. Jasmine Bradley will conduct a thorough chiropractic exam and discuss the importance of remaining hydrated and water consumption. A proper chiropractic evaluation will permit Dr. Bradley to provide specific adjustments for the areas to be treated. With the aim of maintaining your chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative exercises along with proper water intake will be prescribed in order to strengthen the muscles and stabilize the other structures surrounding the adjusted areas. Dr. Bradley will also discuss diet and nutrition and how it vitally contributes to overall health and wellness.

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