Every month, Dr. Sandy Vieder of Lakes Urgent Care answers your questions about timely health issues.

From asthma to flu shots, sports injuries to seasonal health topics, Dr. Sandy Vieder, Medical Director and co-owner of Lakes Urgent Care, answers questions asked by his patients every month.



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Hydration

It’s beneficial to get your body properly hydrated before you start exercising. Try to consume 17 to 20 ounces of water two to three hours before you start and another eight ounces about a half hour before exercising. If you are engaging in strenuous exercise to the point where you are sweating, drink an extra 12 ounces of water for every thirty minutes of exercise. Some people can’t handle a stomach full of liquid if they are exercising strenuously, and if that’s the case, then adjust these numbers down a bit until you find the consumption level that works for you. Finally, drink another eight ounces within a half hour after you are finished. Again, this can be adjusted up or down based on your age and weight, how strenuously you are exercising and if you are exercising in hot and humid conditions.

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The easiest way to know if you are properly hydrated is to look at your urine. If it’s clear or a pale-yellow color, then you are properly hydrated. Dry skin is another sign of dehydration. If your mouth is dry, you aren’t hydrated enough to keep the mucus membranes in your mouth lubricated and your body is likely not producing enough saliva. Bloodshot eyes are another clue. Over consumption of alcohol can cause bloodshot eyes, because alcohol dehydrates you. If your joints are aching, that could be a sign of dehydration. Your cartilage and spinal discs are about 80% water so by staying hydrated, you are keeping your joints lubricated. If you aren’t well-hydrated, you may feel fatigued and lethargic. When your body is dehydrated it “borrows” water from your blood causing you to feel fatigued. If you aren’t drinking enough water, you may also feel constipated or have frequent heartburn or indigestion.

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Most of us don’t drink enough water every day and there are plenty of benefits to making sure you are well-hydrated. Eight glasses of water a day is the right amount for some people, but depending on your weight and age, you may need more. The medical research center at the Mayo Clinic devised a formula to help you to come up with your own optimal daily water consumption amount: divide your weight by 2.2. Multiply that number by your age. Finally, divide that sum by 28.3. For example, if you weigh 170 pound and are 50 years old, you should consume 136 ounces of water each day which equals 17 eight ounce cups. This may seem like a lot of water, but remember that coffee, juice, and the water in fruits and vegetables also count towards this amount. Coffee does not cause dehydration, but drinking alcohol will dehydrate your body.

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Hydration

It’s beneficial to get your body properly hydrated before you start exercising. Try to consume 17 to 20 ounces of water two to three hours before you start and another eight ounces about a half hour before exercising. If you are engaging in strenuous exercise to the point where you are sweating, drink an extra 12 ounces of water for every thirty minutes of exercise. Some people can’t handle a stomach full of liquid if they are exercising strenuously, and if that’s the case, then adjust these numbers down a bit until you find the consumption level that works for you. Finally, drink another eight ounces within a half hour after you are finished. Again, this can be adjusted up or down based on your age and weight, how strenuously you are exercising and if you are exercising in hot and humid conditions.

Category: Hydration

The easiest way to know if you are properly hydrated is to look at your urine. If it’s clear or a pale-yellow color, then you are properly hydrated. Dry skin is another sign of dehydration. If your mouth is dry, you aren’t hydrated enough to keep the mucus membranes in your mouth lubricated and your body is likely not producing enough saliva. Bloodshot eyes are another clue. Over consumption of alcohol can cause bloodshot eyes, because alcohol dehydrates you. If your joints are aching, that could be a sign of dehydration. Your cartilage and spinal discs are about 80% water so by staying hydrated, you are keeping your joints lubricated. If you aren’t well-hydrated, you may feel fatigued and lethargic. When your body is dehydrated it “borrows” water from your blood causing you to feel fatigued. If you aren’t drinking enough water, you may also feel constipated or have frequent heartburn or indigestion.

Category: Hydration

Most of us don’t drink enough water every day and there are plenty of benefits to making sure you are well-hydrated. Eight glasses of water a day is the right amount for some people, but depending on your weight and age, you may need more. The medical research center at the Mayo Clinic devised a formula to help you to come up with your own optimal daily water consumption amount: divide your weight by 2.2. Multiply that number by your age. Finally, divide that sum by 28.3. For example, if you weigh 170 pound and are 50 years old, you should consume 136 ounces of water each day which equals 17 eight ounce cups. This may seem like a lot of water, but remember that coffee, juice, and the water in fruits and vegetables also count towards this amount. Coffee does not cause dehydration, but drinking alcohol will dehydrate your body.

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Deshon - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T11:13:48-04:00

Deshon - Google review

"I needed to take my two boys in to be seen today and we just moved to the neighborhood so I googled the nearest urgent care and boy am I so glad I did because this is the BEST urgent care that I have ever been to!! They were super fast and got us seen right away. The nurse made my sons laugh and feel comfortable the whole time. The doctor was very thorough and really connected with my boys which calmed their nerves. They even gave my sons a prize for coming in! Thank you for being so kind and thorough in this fast paced world!! You guys are awesome!"
"They were incredibly fast to get us back and taken care of and super professional when I had questions. I can’t say enough good things! Thank you Lakes Urgent Care in Livonia for being so professional, quick and clean!! It’s worth the drive if you’re in Southeast Michigan. Definitely our urgent care of choice!!"


Whitney - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:43:28-04:00

Whitney - Facebook review

"They were incredibly fast to get us back and taken care of and super professional when I had questions. I can’t say enough good things! Thank you Lakes Urgent Care in Livonia for being so professional, quick and clean!! It’s worth the drive if you’re in Southeast Michigan. Definitely our urgent care of choice!!"
"Needed care for my 93 yr old Father in Law during Covid pandemic. We were not infected but he needed a simple procedure. Their complete screening process before entering Clinic dispersed any worries we had. Everything went great. Huge effort to ensure everybody's health and safety. Well done."

Aaron - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:44:59-04:00

Aaron - Facebook review

"Needed care for my 93 yr old Father in Law during Covid pandemic. We were not infected but he needed a simple procedure. Their complete screening process before entering Clinic dispersed any worries we had. Everything went great. Huge effort to ensure everybody's health and safety. Well done."
"I woke up Sunday with severe vertigo. After calling my PCP I decided I couldn't wait and went to Lakes Urgent Care Livonia. They got me in quickly, did a thorough exam and sent in a prescription to my pharmacy. The doctor explained everything to me in a manner I could understand. I have complete confidence in the doctor. Also, I felt safe (coronavirus) and everyone was pleasant and helpful. Additionally, the doctor made a follow up phone call to check on me! I'm happy to say the medicine prescribed is working great!"

Cindy - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T11:33:19-04:00

Cindy - Google review

"I woke up Sunday with severe vertigo. After calling my PCP I decided I couldn't wait and went to Lakes Urgent Care Livonia. They got me in quickly, did a thorough exam and sent in a prescription to my pharmacy. The doctor explained everything to me in a manner I could understand. I have complete confidence in the doctor. Also, I felt safe (coronavirus) and everyone was pleasant and helpful. Additionally, the doctor made a follow up phone call to check on me! I'm happy to say the medicine prescribed is working great!"
"My minor daughter, my elderly mom and myself went here this morning @ 10am and from the intake worker to the nursing staff and Doctors we have never been treated so kindly at any other ER. Very friendly, compassionate staff. They even let all three of us go into one exam room and treat all of us as a family unit! We all three highly recommended Lakes Urgent Care!"

Kimberly - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:36:23-04:00

Kimberly - Facebook review

"My minor daughter, my elderly mom and myself went here this morning @ 10am and from the intake worker to the nursing staff and Doctors we have never been treated so kindly at any other ER. Very friendly, compassionate staff. They even let all three of us go into one exam room and treat all of us as a family unit! We all three highly recommended Lakes Urgent Care!"
"This place was awesome! Phone etiquette was amazing and they accommodated me last minute. Once I was there the environment was clean, staff was really nice informative and even with everything going on with this pandemic they were very attentive and professional. Super helpful and even though I went just for testing the doctor made sure to stop in and answer any questions I had. I’d recommend this place for any urgent needs!"

Andrea - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:46:23-04:00

Andrea - Google review

"This place was awesome! Phone etiquette was amazing and they accommodated me last minute. Once I was there the environment was clean, staff was really nice informative and even with everything going on with this pandemic they were very attentive and professional. Super helpful and even though I went just for testing the doctor made sure to stop in and answer any questions I had. I’d recommend this place for any urgent needs!"
"Super clean, they take your temperature before you walk in. I saw the staff clean everything after every patient. The staff and doctor were so great today! Thank you for servicing our community! Highly recommended!"

Stephanie - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:41:37-04:00

Stephanie - Facebook review

"Super clean, they take your temperature before you walk in. I saw the staff clean everything after every patient. The staff and doctor were so great today! Thank you for servicing our community! Highly recommended!"
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