Medical Minute: Dehydration

According to source close to Janet Jackson’s camp, she suffered dizzy spells during sound check in Montreal yesterday and had to be rushed to a hospital.

The source says Janet was treated for dehydration and exhaustion and released.

In an earlier post about Janet’s illness, a loyal reader left a comment stating dehydration is not a serious illness.

Dehydration is indeed a very serious illness and can result in death if not treated. Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water than it takes in, such as losing water through diarrhea, vomiting, burns or engaging in physical sports without drinking water.

Dehydration is usually the main culprit when football players suddenly collapse and die on the field. The three main electrolytes found in the blood are Potassium, Sodium (salt) and Chloride. If any one of these electrolytes are present in too little or too much amounts, serious problems such as cardiac arrhythmias can occur.

You should familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of dehydration especially if you have very active children:

  • Thirst (some people react to thirst by eating instead of drinking)
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • No sweating
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness especially when standing
  • Confusion
  • Fainting

Please consult with your doctor or visit an emergency room if you experience the above signs and symptoms.

A simple way to check for dehydration is to locate the bony prominence on the outside of your wrist. Pinch the skin above that bone on your wrist and hold it for five seconds then let go. If the skin remains pinched or slowly returns to normal, you may be dehydrated and should see your doctor.

If necessary, you will be hospitalized and given IV fluids and electrolyte replacement to rehydrate you.

This has been your Medical Minute.


86 Responses to “Medical Minute: Dehydration”

  1. 1
    Mzsuave says:

    Get some sit-down, JJ *sighs*

  2. 2
    Kymystry says:

    What’s Up MsSuave !!!

  3. 3
    iscream says:

    Get well get well soon we hope that you get well…

    & I did the pinch test

  4. 4
    Lucy says:

    As many sodas as I drink my skin should have stood up and waved.

  5. 5
    Mzsuave says:

    Heyyyyyy girl!!! How ya dern?

  6. 6
    Kymystry says:

    I’m cool as a fan .. cool as a fan … what u do to goat .. he’s been MIA … lol

  7. 7
    Mzsuave says:

    Well…he came to Cali…and um……………………………

  8. 8
    DivaMama says:

    Mzsuave, you are a mess!

    I did the damn pinch test too, iscream…

  9. 9
    Charles says:

    She wasnt dehydrated the same thing will happen to J HUD after she sees her album sales, she will FAINT

  10. 10
    Mzsuave says:

    lol….where are you, Goat? His azz must be really working, proud of you G.

  11. 11
    Kymystry says:

    @ MsSuave .. I heard THAT … lol .. lol

  12. 12
    kwallace577 says:

    go goat. gettin your work on boy. suave where you been?

    NOW i see why JJ passed out. the FIRST pic auntie posted was not as telling.

    that dayum ponytail too tight. and that waist cincher cutting off the circulation to her midsection and her cooch. then it pushed her boobies up to much and made it hard for her to breathe.

    you cannot dance with smashed bobs, no circulation to your cooch, and a tight ponytail….

  13. 13
    ckarinwhite says:

    What does Penny have on?…She has come a long way from that cute little girl on “Good Times”………

  14. 14
    Sharonda says:

    I don’t think it was dehydration, Janet been doing this for years…

  15. 15
    kwallace577 says:

    sorry yall -boobs-

    and now that i think about it goat COULD have finally smoked hisself into a dag on coma or something….

    now i am worried.

  16. 16
    Kymystry says:

    laffin @ all of kwallace … lol

    I’ve had my phony-tail on too tight .. and I’ve literally taken it OFF and put it on my desk … so I can completely understand all of that being a factor… lol

  17. 17
    Mzsuave says:

    I’ve been at home sick…as you can tell, I’m back at work now, ready to leave this ragedy azz place, al-dayum-ready. *feel another cough coming on*. Lol

  18. 18
    Kymystry says:

    passes MsSuave some chicken noodle soup … chicken noodle soup .. chicken noodle soup … lol

  19. 19
    Mzsuave says:

    LLS @ Kymy…*smacking my lips* thanx girl.

  20. 20
    kwallace577 says:

    i at mad atcha suave. you may have really been sick but i have a sick day planned for later in the week my ownself! lol. black folks….

    @ kym my cuz was in a wedding and said we needed to make a girls trip to the bathroom. how about THIS heffa kept it so real she started taking stuff out a bag. brush, gel, etc. the whole 9. i leave i KNOW for not even 5 minutes and come back in and she had not only taken her phony tail out…but this chick had a totally ~new~ hairdo! a fly one at that. i was DONE. i REALLY was gone when i passed by the trash…and the tail was in there!

    how about the girl whose wedding she was in has half the pictures with her hair one way and the OTHER half with the bathroom hairdo??

  21. 21
    Kymystry says:

    PRICELESSS… black women .. we are something ELSE … lol

  22. 22
    Kymystry says:

    how about my b-day is Friday .. (im off) .. thinkin about Thurs as well .. cough .. cough .. sneeze

  23. 23
    DivaMama says:

    Happy B-Day in advance, Kym! I agree that you are pretty sick… I can sense the sore throat now…

  24. 24
    Kymystry says:

    see .. see .. thats why u my girl Diva … lol .. lol

  25. 25
    DivaMama says:

    Kym…I got that sick day note letterhead straight from the MD’s office too… need one?

  26. 26
    Kymystry says:

    lol… nah .. I just hope she don’t read SandraRose . com

  27. 27
    ELove says:

    SR PEEPS Whazup!!!
    Ahhh where IS the Coochie-imprint PLEASE… I mean to have a close-up shot of a female as fine as Janet and NO Coochie-Imprint??? I SEE wqhy @goat ain’t around ;-)

  28. 28
    Kymystry says:

    Hey ELov ! ! ! !… you lokin for the Camel toe huh …straight menz … thats why i lubs yall …lol

  29. 29
    ELove says:

    I misspelled out of PURE frustration…
    I SEE why @goat ain’t around (Damit Janet) ;-)

  30. 30
    ELove says:

    YOU already know that a little inspiration for US Men goes a Long Way!!! LOL ;-)

  31. 31
    Mzsuave says:

    *dead* @ coochie imprint

  32. 32
    Kymystry says:

    ELove .. I wore some jeans on dress down Fri .. and it wasn’t until the end of the day that I figured out why my co-worker kept asking me to walk ova to his desk to help him with something … .. lol …lol .. lol

  33. 33
    Kymystry says:

    * turns OFF Jill Scott’s “Crown Royal On Ice”

  34. 34
    kwallace577 says:

    @elove that dayum thing she got around her waist squeezed the camel toe to smithereens.

    it is dead.

  35. 35
    ELove says:

    You know there is something about a Fine-AZZ women that don’t know-n-realize just how Fine she is… THAT is such a Hugh Turn-on for Real Men!!!

    BTW the jeans thing + the employee admiration lends me to truly believe YOU’RE one of those… (Wait for It)…

    “I can TELL by the way she walks that SHE got Some Good-AZZ Coochie” ;-)

  36. 36
    Kymystry says:

    ELove… screaminnn … I plead the fif .. the One… 2 … three … 4….FIF …. lol

  37. 37
    Kymystry says:

    dang Kwallace … dead ? ? … JD’s teef killed it … lol

  38. 38
    Mzsuave says:

    No…JD’s LOOKS killed it.

    Crown Royal on Ice is my joint!!! I just wish it was a longer song. I used to keep that cut on repeat, it’s so dayum short…lol

  39. 39
    ELove says:

    THAT’S a SHAME (A DAMN SHAME I Tell Ya) because Sweet-Coochie IS the No. 1 commodity on this earth and every time WE lose one… sighs (eyes watering UP)… Well it just makes LIFE Less Desirable ;-)

  40. 40
    kwallace577 says:

    yes i LOVES jill scott. that cut is IT.

    and she ain’t got no circulation from the waist down. the camel toe caught gangrene and fell the fluck off.

  41. 41
    Kymystry says:

    @ MsSuave .. I just sent it to my cell to save as a ring tone … lol

    When I saw her in Concert in July .. she sang it .. and ad libbed the heck outta it …

  42. 42
    shay1 says:

    ELove – you crazy!!!

  43. 43
    Mzsuave says:

    HAHAHAHAH…kwallace….not the gangrene….lmao

  44. 44
    Mzsuave says:

    @kym…who did you go thru to get it. I go to Myxer dot com to download for FREE (black ppl), but they tried to charge me $1.99 for all her cuts

  45. 45
    DivineBrown says:

    What up, E???

    You need a cold shower…and some St. John’s Wort!

  46. 46
    Kymystry says:

    I just sent it from my music file to my cell… u know we can get around stuff. .. lol

  47. 47
    DivineBrown says:

    Sister Kym…you still here?

    I wanna ask you a question…kinda out of the blue, but, it was a blow-out up in here with this question….

    Do you think women hit their sexual peak at 30?

  48. 48
    DivineBrown says:

    here as in…the workplace….

  49. 49
    Kymystry says:

    HAILLLL NO … I will be 45 on Fri .. and my “friend” is 36 and he can’t keep up with me … I truly found myself climbing the walls .. lookin at Adam & Eve . com for some “help” .. since I’ve never used them … good thing he’s out of the state .. He tells me OFTEN my drive is stronger than his … :-)

  50. 50
    ELove says:

    Being the SCE that I am the question you pose to @kym is a Resounding NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! ;-)

    BTW SCE stands for Sweet-Coochie EXPERT ;-)

  51. 51
    DivineBrown says:

    What’s Adam and Is that an adult novelty store?

    I can help you out in that department…OFFLINE!

    Look for best-sellers and something with the word “Rabbit”…Trust me on this one!

    Every woman on earth should have one…

  52. 52
    Kymystry says:

    yes .. thats what that is … i’ve never ever ever used one .. He said he’s buying me one for my birthday .. until I see him in Nov/Dec … yes .. he’s makin the drive from Tx . TWICE in 2 months … wink wink @ Elove

  53. 53
    DivineBrown says:

    There is a store here called C.K. Secrets that I go in…

    I always ask what they sell the most of…But, I will send you an email with the most phenomenal product to ever grace the earth!

    Anyhoo….this lil youngin’ seems to think that older women don’t have enough energy after 30 to maintain a healthy sex life. Talking about osteopenia starts kicking in and it’s a wrap!

    Boy, Boy, Boy….we been going at it all day!!!!!

  54. 54
    Kymystry says:

    tell that youngun .. THIS 44 y/o woman has a 6’5 son .. and my son and I were playing around in the living room and I have a brown belt in karate (it’s rusty) .. anyhoooo .. I sidekicked my son and ALMOST hit him in the nose ..he was STUNNED .. said .. dang I didn’t think you could kick that high … ain’t no osteo NOTHING happening here … very very flexible …

  55. 55
    DivineBrown says:

    I told her…let me get my hands on her boyfriend and he’ll be the judge.

    It’s like letting a dog eat table food…once they get that first taste, everything else is uncivilized.

    We hollered….

    She seems to think she has some super human skills…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, gIRL YOU JUST NOW LEARING HOW TO USE IT!

  56. 56
    Kymystry says:

    I ain’t gonna comment .. being we all up in a public blog and all … wish i could BLAB all about it .. but I will SOOONNN …

  57. 57
    DivaMama says:

    Damn, I leave the room for a minute and the convo switched WAAAY over!!!

  58. 58
    Kymystry says:

    of course Diva .. you know how we DO … lol

  59. 59
    DivaMama says:

    Totally off subject – what is the name of the spot that BLACKBARBIE404 was inviting everyone to?

  60. 60
    DivineBrown says:

    Where in the heck is HunE? It’s way to quiet in here…

  61. 61
    ELove says:

    You already know that Young chicks think WAY TOO Highly of themselves in that regard… Making some Weak-n-Wimp **** MF holla ain’t nothing (Too Simple)!!! And Real mature-Men only See Most Young females as a workout-routine because THEY don’t know enough to truly sexually-satisfy a Real Mature-n-Experienced Man

    But LIKE @kym said… “I ain’t gonna Comment ..” ;-)

  62. 62
    DivaMama says:

    Divine, it’s usually the ones that started early who have been around a few times that think that they have something on older women.

  63. 63
    DivineBrown says:

    E…wow, E…well said!

    But…with tensions running all high

    We’ll leave that one alone. Lord knows,

  64. 64
    DivineBrown says:


    Good point!!!

  65. 65
    goat76 says:

    Yeah Elove…….they coulda gave us a side-view shot, a lil moose knuckle or sumtin……I did see a side-view on another website and she is packin heat….

  66. 66
    kwallace577 says:

    my father in law said i am the youngest woman his son ever came home with. before me all my husband would date was the over 40 crowd (at least a 10 year diff…).

    i say all the time either i must have something he liked (wink wink) or he used me for my birthing hips. all the women he ever dated tubes were tied and i say well maybe he wanted a baby….

    but he still around years later. i tried to loose his azz the other week but he found his way home.

  67. 67
    Kymystry says:

    @ Diva .. I think it was the Sabor .. i have her email .. i’ll make sure .. and we supposed to be there on 10/13 for Monday Night Football

  68. 68
    DivaMama says:

    “i tried to loose his azz the other week but he found his way home.”


  69. 69
    DivaMama says:

    @ Kym, thanks. I was trying to invite some folks to come with me that night, but I couldn’t remember where! Tryna do some foot work for the fam and bring some business!

  70. 70
    Mzsuave says:

    Awwww, I wanna go! :( Man, forget yall from the “A”

  71. 71
    Kymystry says:

    yw …@ Diva

    man i gotta turn OFF this song … gonna make a sustah book a flight on the NEXT thing smoking to Dallas/Ftworth

    Your hands on my hips pull me right back
    to you, I
    Catch that thrust give it right back to you,
    in so deep I’m breathing for you,you
    Grab my braids arch my back high for
    you your
    Diesel engine,I’m squirting mad oil ah
    Down on the floor til my speaker starts
    to boil
    I flip s**t
    Quick slip
    Hip dip

  72. 72
    Kymystry says:

    And I’m twisted
    In your hands
    and your lips
    and your tongue tricks
    and you’re so thick and you’re so thick
    and you’re so
    Crown Royal on ice
    Crown Royal on ice (On Ice)
    Crown Royal on ice
    Crown Royal on ice (On Ice)

  73. 73
    ELove says:

    @goat… I DID Too (HOLLA!!!!!) ;-)

  74. 74
    Kymystry says:

    Your hands on my hips pull me right back to you, I
    Catch that thrust give it right back to you,
    In so deep I’m breathing for you,you
    Grab my braids arch my back high for
    you your
    Diesel engine,I’m squirting mad oil ah
    Down on the floor til my speaker starts
    to boil

  75. 75
    DivineBrown says:

    lmao@kym singing….

  76. 76
    Kymystry says:

    i’ll hush Divine … lol .. lol

  77. 77
    shay1 says:

    Kym – LOL!!!!!

  78. 78
    ELove says:

    @kym… Here’s a quickie for YOU!!!

    I put my lips on yours (the ONES that don’t talk)
    I squeeze your hips and Suck on your thighs
    Making SURE that the sensation won’t make you walk
    The sparks that ignite flow down my cheeks
    And this is why Your lips don’t need to talk to me
    BECAUSE they continue to speak and speak and speak ;-)

  79. 79
    DivineBrown says:

    That song is my favorite on that album.

    Sheesh…I’m still rockin’ to “The Fact Is”….

    I was just telling my co-worker that a Jill Scott concert would be the perfect date for me. I saw her at Essence a few years back and I’ve been hooked since then!

    Me and Jill are kindred spirits! (lmao…I’m stalker-ish, huh)

  80. 80
    DivineBrown says:


    I looked online and her last tour dates were overseas!

  81. 81
    Kymystry says:

    ok … ok … i’m officially DONE for the day …

    ELove .. u BEST be glad you cyber marred to my E-Sister HunE … lol

    (now i gotta .. well.. neva mind)

  82. 82
    Kymystry says:

    Divine I will Most def let you know when she’s coming back to the Atl.

  83. 83
    DivineBrown says:

    Buenas Noches Sis Kym!!!

  84. 84
    Kymystry says:

    Hasta Manana Divine sis !

  85. 85
    DivineBrown says:

    E…you need a cold shower!

  86. 86
    ELove says:

    I’m just spreading Good Will-n-Stimulating Conversation for the Fabulous Females of SR (That’s All) ;-)

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