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Dehydration headache recovery techniques?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 23, 2013 at 2:53 PM

If last night, you consumed too much salt, and not enough water, and awoke uncharacteristically thirsty, feeling dehydrated, and with a pounding "tension" type headache (muscles in scalp contracting like a rubber band around your head),

should you drink ONLY WATER (since it seems like your body wants water to dilute the salt),

OR

Should add some salt to the water because adding salt helps you retain water?

Thanks, Mike

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on March 23, 2013
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adding salt to water? Haha. Seriously who does this? As an avid sailor, and aware of all the folklore surrounding, that seems like overcomplicating things with the pretense of making pure water healthier. Don't do it. Drink real, pure water. Next thing I know people will be saying we don't need any vitamin C. Wait a second....

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on March 23, 2013
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I've found that the best way to alleviate dehydration headaches is by drinking pure water (no salt or electrolytes added) and eating some potassium-rich foods. Potassium balances out sodium in the body.

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