The weather is warming up and chances are you’re making plans to have some fun in the sun! I know I am! With warmer weather, and perhaps more sweat, our hydration becomes even more important. So why is it that ¾ of Americans are chronically dehydrated. In fact, according to the CDC between 2005-2010 adults only drank about 39 oz a day, just over 1 L. And children averaged just 15 oz a day. SO, let’s talk water and how much you should be drinking each day.
If you know me, you know I have something called polycystic kidney disease (PKD). I was lucky enough to find out on my 20th birthday. Yes, I said lucky. Sure, no one wants to hear they have a disease where cysts grow on their kidneys (sometimes other organs), you have a susceptibility to kidney stones, you will get high blood pressure, eventually the PKD will lead to kidney failure and dialysis, and with a little prayer and luck, a kidney transplant, at which point you will be on a plethora of less than desirable medications that while have many side effects will keep you alive. Nope, no one wants to hear that….