Show 118 - Dehydration, the Brain and Anxiety

My off-line life is getting more hectic. For the next few weeks there could be interruptions or delays in posting. Amalgamated Fire and Brimstone is upgrading to the newest salt analyzing widget and somebody has to stand by flipping the crystals the bird.

In today's show a look at the CVS pricing tool and dehydration and the connection to the brain and anxiety.

Some of the common symptoms of dehydration are your mouth is dry, you've got dry skin, feeling constipated and when you wake up all you want to do is go back to sleep.

You might be dehydrated.
You might have an anxiety disorder.

Or you could have both.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

AARP report on CVS drug price information for consumers at over 30,000 pharmacies.
Lifetime Nutritional Influences on Cognition, Behavior and Psychiatric Illness via Google Books - chapter on hydration and water. This is more for the science geeks among us.

Mayo Clinic Foundation page on Dehydration which contains a list of symptoms and how to prevent becoming dehydrated.

The Department of Defense Armed with Science blog has a page for soldiers who are consuming a lot of energy drinks that have high levels of caffeine. You might want to cut back or eliminate them from your diet.

National Institute of Aging on Getting Enough Fluids and pamphlet on Food and Water Preparation in an Emergency.


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