Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Summer means...

Summer can mean we have to be very mindful of the state of our electrolytes. I was already needing a slight increase in my fludrocortisone probably due to the heat of summer then I began to eat all the wonderful fruits and veggies available and pow! I got into trouble before I knew what happened.  Seems all the wonderful things I love are full of potassium.  I am trying to watch how much I consume and drinking lots of water, either club soda or plain water.  Also, watch how much caffeine you consume as it will serve as a diuretic.

This is just  gentle reminder as it is on my mind of late! Summer is a wonderful season but for anyone with Addison's it has a few pitfalls we need to avoid. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer!