How Pedialyte Helps DehydrationFitness Gear & Equipment
You're probably wondering how, if you are drinking, your body can become dehydrated--alcohol is a liquid after all. Yet despite its liquid form, the main ingredient in alcohol is ethanol, a colorless and highly-flammable liquid produced by the fermentation of yeast. Ethanol not only is a depressant psychoactive drug but also a diuretic, which means it makes your body produce more urine. This, in turn, removes water from your body, which leads to dehydration. Dehydration then causes headaches and fatigue, two of the classic hangover symptoms. While drinking water may seem an obvious remedy, if you're in the midst of an excruciating hangover, you may be unable to digest any form of food or liquid--even water. Why is this? In addition to dehydration, ethanol can irritate the stomach lining, which leads to nausea and vomiting. And vomiting only leads to further dehydration, which exacerbates the symptoms. http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4586025_drinking-alcohol-cause-hangover.htmlHere is an excerpt straight from the Abbott website for those of you unfamiliar with Pedialyte: What is Pedialyte?
Pedialyte is an oral electrolyte solution that is specifically designed to replace fluids and minerals (electrolytes) that are lost when a child has diarrhea with or without vomiting. Pedialyte is effective because it contains only small amounts of sugars (dextrose and fructose) that are balanced with appropriate levels of electrolytes.Â Pedialyte is designed with this precise combination of sugars and electrolytes to promote quick fluid and electrolyte absorption. In general, other household beverages such as sports drinks, sweetened sodas and juices are too high in carbohydrates (sugar) and too low in sodium -- an important electrolyte that is lost during diarrhea and vomiting. www.pedilyte.com