DEHYDRATION PROBLEMS? WANT TO WIN SOME SAMPLES AND SWAG?!
Hydration is so important it can cost you your life. Picture it: A cholera outbreak in 1993. Children are dying from diarrhea and dehydration. This is exactly what Mayo Clinic medical student Eduardo Dolhun experienced while traveling through Guatemala.
For patients like us it isn’t cholera we have to worry about (I sure hope not, anyway!) but rather short bowel syndrome, j-pouches and ostomies with high output, vomiting, and diarrhea from inflammation. If like me staying hydrated is a challenge, then you’ve probably found yourself in the hospital from time to time hooked up to an IV to replenish your fluids. Is your refrigerator stocked with pedialyte, gatorade, and vitamin water? Mine too…until now.