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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 3, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A6 JULY 2002 THATS LIFE When it comes to summer waters still best BY Press TORONTO The only thing better than long hike ride on hot summers day is a eool refreshing Or maybe an leed No definitely a fizzy lemonade not too tart and not too It seems that during sultry thirst takes hold often and reaching for a delicious beverage is the Hut the truth by the lime you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated and at risk of heat And if you consistent ly reach for something other than you may not be doing yourself any When it comes to water is the If you plan on any outdoor activity or the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association recommends proper hydrntion to stay healthy and maintain a high level of That includes drinking at least 250 mil lilitres of water before getting 125250 ml every 1520 minutes during the workout and 500 ml for every pound of weight loss alter the The association also recommends that if the exercise is intense or lasts longer than 4550 a sports drink containing six to eight per cent carbohydrates should be consumed dur ing the While the study was geared towards Maggie a member of the said the study is also valid for people such as construction mail carriers or anyone out in the heat being Unless you are an athlete or outdoor worker who needs to replenish calories WARNING SIGNS During summer exercise or he risk of heatrelated ill ness Look nut for the warning signs of dehydration and heat exhaustion I hirst Irritability Headache Weakness Dizziness Irani ps Nausea Decreased performance tlu Athletic Thrrapisls Janrtdian and electrolytes those tiny ions in our bodies that regulate the electric charge and How of water molecules water is absolutely the best said Anne president of the National Institution of Water as opposed to other bever particularly carbonated which dont have the same thirst quenching Kennedy said from You also have to watch out for beverages that contain caffeine because it has a diuretic effect and alco holic beverages Its not that you cant have an iced its just that you dont want to be having 12 a said a dieti cian who keeps a glass of water at her desk even if it isnt the If you dont like find some thing you do like that is noncalleinated and said who added that most fruit juices and soft drinks have a high sugar content that slows down fluid But it isnt only exercising adults who need to worry about dehy Many toddlers and some older folks have a hard time getting enough Kennedy said diluting fruit juice is a good way to keep children Often parents think giving their chil dren juice is a much better alternative to pop but the reality is too much fruit juice gives little tykes Also large amounts of fruit juices crowd out their food intake so they need to be spaced throughout the Kennedy For older dehydration can be a For Kennedy mobility is an issue so getting up and getting a glass of water is an Also many seniors are starting to loose continence If they think they might be unable to control their many will choose not to drink as Kennedy offers a way to keep seniors hydrated Keep a jug of water and glass near their favourite That way water will always be on if their drink of choice is make sure it is a fairly weak brew less There are a few symptoms to let you know if you are dehydrated and on the way to a heat If your thirst goes you may begin to feel irri or perhaps a You may begin to feel weak or Cramps and nausea may follow and then you may lose Thats the It does go unde Often one of the first things peo ple feel is and it just goes further and said Dont wait until you get CANADIAN PRESS Tremblay from Gatineau Quebec rehydrates by drinking Gatorade after kayaking on the Ottawa It seems during sultry thirst takes hold often and reaching for a delicious beverage seems the The truth is by the time you feel thirsty youre already dehydrat ed and at risk of heat And if you constantly reach for some thing other than you may not be doing yourself any Glasses for nearsighted children If you have a child who is nearsight he can see near objects better than those at a He may not need glasses for but hell need them to bring distant objects into oth erwise his distance vision will be When a child develops nearsighted the condition usually becomes worse as he grows The problem may increase only slightly each but often the change is great enough to require new glasses to keep his vision Once the child has grown how there is usually a leveling and his glasses will not have to be changed as Parents need to be especially aware of their childrens vision so they can detect any problems at the earliest pos sible when they can be Young in may have vision problems and not be aware of Thats why eye examinations for children are recommended as early as age Protect your childs vision through regular eye GERALD DRESSIER Evr TO EYE Gerald Dressier is u Brandon Just Garden Furniture riuuisc Iri mi hcndux MiiuliaK aiul hisirn 1 GARDEN CENTRE 1329 Rosser East 7275884 Store Hours In 9 lu 6 Check Out Our INSTORE SPECIALS We want to fill your fashion needs 126 9th Brandon Phone 7260096 Fax 5716428 Monday lo 10 00 to lo Unusual ways to treat morning sickness How would you feel if you were suf fering from the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy NVF but your doctor said you must grin and bear it Because there wasnt any safe drug available to light this And later you discover he was Youd have every right to be Particularly if your illness had forced a termina tion of the pregnan Mild forms of NVP adversely affect the quality of life for the patient and her But severe cases known as hyperemesis gravidarum can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance which can be Morning sickness has been a prob lem for women for It affects an many as 50 per cent of pregnant And a variety of voodoo tac tics have been employed in an effort to stop this A report in The Medical Post claims that the Roman physician Soranus rec ommended that pregnant women with morning sickness punch a leather If that failed her arms and legs should be bound and she be dunked in hot water One wonders what fee he charged for that advice Other physicians over the years were less Some advised women to swamp or wine of ipecac or an extract made from the alder an ancient Indian But the ancient world was not the only era to advocate wild ways to treat this Not too long ago a renowned Canadian professor of Obstetrics believed that pernicious vom iting of pregnancy was a neurotic man His patients had to be husbands had to agree not to visit the patient until the vomiting had ceased for 48 And rather than give the patient a vomit bowl she had to vomit in the bed He claimed his cure had never Old studies have also suggested that NVP reflects a conscious or uncon scious rejection of But pre sent evidence does not support this After its been shown that women will endure immense suffering before giving up a wanted Their suffering is far from Some women can vomit up to 15 times a day Its understandable that doctors are loathe to prescribe medication to preg nant The visions of limbless children following the thalidomide dis aster are hard to Children in By calling 1800 4368477 patients in Canada and the can talk to trained counsellors about And doctors and patients in both countries can call 4168136780 to ask if a particular drug is safe for preg nant In Motherisk advertised in womens magazines and the electronic media in both Canada and the asking women to report their experience with They discovered that women who had to terminate their or considered had several behavioural Frequent symptoms were feel ings of being neglected by their hus and that the doctor was not tak ing their nausea and vomiting They also suffered fears of severe sick ness and During a twomonth women were interviewed about their experience with Seventeen report ed having to terminate an otherwise healthy pregnancy due to severe morn ing Fortunately today there are humane and safe measures to treat morning an antinausea is available in Canada and con tains 10 milligrams mg of Vitamin B6 and 10 mg of doxylamine But it is not being fully utilized by The recommended dose for daytime nausea and vomiting is two tablets at one in the morning and anoth er if symptoms emerge only in the morning two tablets at bedtime are usually Diclectin is not available in the But it is possible to get basically the same result by taking a tablet of Vit B6 along with Unisom which contains doxylamine Unfortunately surveys show a grim picture of the medical management of this As many as onethird of pregnant women are not being informed about the safety of Its usual ly due to the ignorance of medical staff in believing that common antinausea drugs cause birth Or not realiz ing that Diclectin is the only drug approved by Health Canada for erase from their Canada has a very unique pro Called Motherisk its the brain child of Gideon a pediatri cian at the Hospital For 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