Millions of Americans suffer from dehydration and don't even know it. Severe dehydration can slow you down, make you feel really ill and even send you to an emergency room.

Dehydration happens when you lose more fluid than you consume. The body must have enough fluid to carry out normal body functions. When it doesn't, you will not feel "normal". states that in adults, dehydration can cause the following conditions:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Less frequent urination
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion

Dehydration may also cause rapid heartbeat, impaired kidney function and constipation.

Many factors can cause dehydration:

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Fever
  • Being out in the heat too long
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

and more.

In Las Vegas, partygoers who have had too much fun can get IVs provided by mobile units. You may also buy a bunch of children's hydration solutions and try that. For major cases of dehydration, you may be hospitalized.

In a pinch, you might try a drink that labels itself as being "the IV in a bottle". It's called Biolyte.

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Biolyte is Physician Formulated for dehydration, cramps, fatigue, upset stomach and overindulgence. It provides 550% more electrolytes than the leading sports drinks and way more than the leading children's rehydration drinks as well.

You don't need to have a prescription for Biolyte, you can find it at Racetrac service stations in the Acadiana area.

Instead of that caffeinated morning coffee that dehydrates you body, give your body hydration first thing in the morning. Or as a pick-me-up in the afternoon.

Biolyte is available in berry, citrus, tropical and now melon.

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