August 28, 2010

Are You Taking Drugs That Cause Dehydration?

The heat wave just continues and its extremely important to stay hydrated when you're out on the tennis courts. But, be aware - it's not just the heat that can cause you to become dehydrated. Certain common drugs can also lead to dehydration because they cause you to urinate or perspire more than usual. These include diuretics (obviously), antihistamines, blood pressure drugs and a few psychiatric medications. If you're taking any of these, talk to your doctor to get all of the details and then up your water intake and avoid playing during the hottest times of the day.

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