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Ambulance service reminds residents to drink plenty of water amidst calls to deal people suffering dehydration

Craig Gibbons 26th May, 2017

RESIDENTS have been reminded by West Midlands Ambulance Service to stay hydrated in the warm weather.

In hot weather it’s vital people drink enough water and when the temperature rises, the body sweats to keep itself cool.

However, without enough water the body can become dehydrated which can lead to serious health consequences.

Anybody can become dehydrated but babies and infants as well as older people and those dealing with long-term health conditions such as diabetes are particularly at risk.

WMAS has already seen a rise in calls to older people who have fallen due to dehydration.

A WMAS spokesperson said: “In this warm weather, please make sure you drink plenty of fluids such as water, diluted squash or fruit juice.

“These are much more effective than large amounts of tea or coffee and fizzy drinks which may contain more sugar than you need which has its own consequences.

“We’d also urge people to check up on elderly relatives and friends to make sure that they are keeping well in this weather.”

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