With the first day of summer starting on June 20, you’ll probably be spending more time outside enjoying the pleasant weather and fun summertime activities with your friends and family. The summer sun is strong though – especially in Arizona — so here are a few tips to keep in mind so that you and your loved ones can experience a safe and healthy summer this year.
Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause skin damage and lead to premature signs of aging, such as age spots or wrinkles. Most importantly, it can put you at a higher risk for developing skin cancer.
As much as possible, try to limit excessive exposure to the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you have plans outside during this time frame when the sun is its strongest, it’s especially important to protect yourself. Try to find protection beneath a tree or umbrella to minimize your exposure. Protect any exposed areas of your body by wearing the proper clothing. Don’t forget about hats and sunglasses too!
It’s also important to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen and reapply it when it wears off. You want to have a minimum SPF of 15 in your sunscreen. The higher the SPF, the greater protection you’ll have against the UV rays.
Of course, excessive sun exposure can also lead to another serious health risk — dehydration. While we all lose water every day through normal bodily functions like breathing, sweating and urinating, dehydration occurs when the body loses more water and electrolytes than are replaced. This situation can occur if you have excessive exposure to direct sun, high humidity and high temperatures without drinking enough fluids.
If you get dehydrated, you may begin to experience symptoms such as:
While most moderate cases of dehydration can be relieved by drinking plenty of fluids like water or sports drinks, some cases require a quicker and more targeted approach. At Arizona IV Therapy, our Myers’ Cocktail IV with B-complex is designed to restore fluid and electrolyte balance to address moderate to severe cases of dehydration. It features a saline solution with six essential vitamins and nutrients to give your body what it needs as fast as possible.
In about 25 to 45 minutes, your fluid balance will be restored, and you’ll likely start feeling more energized and revitalized.
At Arizona IV Medics, we have a team of trained medical professionals who deliver IV hydration to those living throughout the Tuscon, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Flagstaff and Lake Havasu areas. Whether you’re in your home, hotel or office, we will bring our on-demand drips and equipment right to you within an hour. We can customize an IV to your specific needs to restore your fluid and electrolyte balance and allow you to experience quick relief from your dehydration symptoms.
Contact us today if you have any questions or want to schedule your appointment.