Do you know that the most common reason for holidaymakers seeking medical help in Turkey is dehydration? See our tips on keeping out of hospital on your next summer holiday.
Summer in Turkey is hot, hot, hot. But, when you mix the sun, the heat and not drinking enough you’ll quickly start to dehydrate.
Once dehydrated at best you’ll feel rotton but at worst……….well guess!
You can avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of water.
The Food Standards Agency recommends that if you live in the UK (or somewhere with a similar climate) you should drink approximately 1.2 litres (6-8 glasses) of water every day.
Your intake of water should increase if you are ill with sickness and/or diarrhoea.
But in western Turkey you will sweat more and lose fluid from your body so you should look at drinking much more than that amount.
Of course we all like a ‘drink’ or two when we are out so follow our advice and match each alcoholic drink with a big glass of water. Not only will you save some money but you’ll replace the water taken by the alcohol and should stave off a really bad hang over.
If you do suffer from serious dehydration you should seek medical help. A doctor will often admit you to hospital and place you on a saline drip to replace lost fluids and salt.
But why waste your holiday in a hospital bed when all you need to do is drink some water.