Home » Bridger Teton National Forest »Grand Teton National Park »Greater Yellowstone »Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

Park Treats Dehydration Cases

dehydration

Officials in Grand Teton National Park say they have had to respond to several cases of individuals suffering from dehydration.  Often, people do not realize how quickly the heat and low humidity can take its toll on them.  Medical experts point out that symptoms generally become noticeable after only 2% of one’s normal water volume has been lost.  The prevention of dehydration is easy: drink plenty of water…and no, carbonated or caffeinated beverages and alcohol actually work against you.  A leading organization involved in outdoor activities suggests that if the temperature is 78 to 82 degrees, you should drink one pint per hour.  If the temperature is 82 to 85 degrees, drink one to 1 ½ pints per hour.  If the temperature is 85 to 88 degrees, make that 1 ½ pints to one quart per hour.  Above that, you should drink fully one quart of water per hour.  Symptoms of dehydration include fatigue, dizziness, nausea, headache shortness of breath and decreased alertness.  Anyone experiencing these symptoms should stop activity immediately, drink fluids and seek a place to cool down.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
  • The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014
    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]
  • Warm Through Saturday, Cooler Weather Arrives Sunday - September 26, 2014
    High pressure continues to be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect abundant sunshine and mainly dry conditions for central and eastern portions of the state, but there could be isolated showers and thunderstorms in far western Wyoming.  Temperatures will remain very warm to hot and about 15-20 degrees above average.  […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin