As the excitement for The XIT Rodeo and Reunion continues to increase, we should be mindful to ensure our fluid intake matches our excitement.
What can you do?
- Drink plenty of fluids. How much? Tough to say person to person. I often tell patients who present with some of the diagnoses listed above to drink plenty of fluids until their urine is clear for several days.* (*assuming normal food/salt intake)
- Find shaded/well-ventilated places to rest.
- Limit alcohol use. Despite being a fluid, alcohol can contribute to dehydration.
Click here to view more hydration tips from the CDC. Please review and be mindful as you continue to enjoy the XIT weekend festivities. I hope everyone has a safe and fun time at XIT. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any health-related questions you would like me to answer in the next blog post.
Stay healthy Dalhart,