Chronic State Of Dehydration ( Ericson 1 )

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Thirsty Yet? Dry, sticky mouth, sleepiness, dry skin, and headache! Do you know what those are signs of? Dehydration! “Dehydration happens when you 've lost too much water in your body without replacing it, preventing your body to perform its normal functions” (Mercola 1). With your schedule being so busy sometimes, making sure you have an adequate amount of water a day slips your mind. “Your body is mostly water. So even 1% difference effects you in a huge way” (Dustin Freckleton, MD). This is a crazy thought, because it doesn’t sound like a lot, but “75 percent of the American population fall short of the 10 daily cups prescribed by the Institute of Medicine – which, in medical terms, means that most people in the U.S are functioning in a chronic state of dehydration” (Ericson 1). An idea of the first hydration monitor, which was developed February of 2012, was called the LVL hydration monitor. “LVL is a wearable hydration monitor that gives you the complete picture of your health by also tracking activity, sleep, mood and HR” (Freckleton). Another idea that was developed was called, The Conway, “the first-ever women’s handbag that contains a removable water bladder and drinking tube for easy hydration” (Smith, Fallyn, and Chelsea Star Alexander). Both are great products, but very different in a variety of ways. The LVL was developed by Dustin Freckleton, MD, when he had his first stroke, which was from dehydration. The LVL monitor comes with different color bands, which

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