In yesterday’s post, I described sharply increasing my fluid intake this past week. I'd learned that dehydration might be a factor in a series of recent symptoms. While outside on warm days, I'd sometimes get dizzy or feel very listless. I noticed that my blood pressure (BP) underwent sharp drops, too.
While I've only been on this hydration project a few days now, I've noticed results. The big surprise? My long-standing incontinence issues have abated dramatically. Research shows that drinking more usually means peeing less.
Who knew? Not me.
But one thing has remained a constant -- the city's sweltering summer heat and humidity... until this year. 2014 has brought the most pleasant summer weather I can remember.
I hadn't packed my little wrist BP monitor (wish I had), but I did feel a mini sinking spell during the outing. On the plus side -- I never felt faint, and I comfortably moved around for three hours outside, with plenty of breaks. When I got home, I took a nap. Then I took my BP -- 105/70. I figured the systolic number had surely been below 100 earlier in the afternoon.