Dehydration, Rehydration, and Hyponatremia

Cause for Alarm?

  • Roland J. Lamarine California State University, Chico


Current health culture suggests that sedentary individuals should be consuming at least eight, eight ounce glasses of water each day. This injunction further stipulates that the water requirement cannot be adequately met by consumption of sweetened, caffeinated, or alcohol containing fluids. An additional concern is that thirst may not serve as an adequate early indicator of hydration needs. These propositions are reviewed in light of current research findings and suggestions are submitted for appropriate emendation of these rules.
How to Cite
Lamarine, R. J. (2003). Dehydration, Rehydration, and Hyponatremia: Cause for Alarm?. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 1(1), 46-48.