Okay guys and gals, SOSMP got in the way a little bit, but totally in a good way! So much FUN! We are pushing the app deadline back a week. We will not send out any more apps after today, the 23rd. Apps will be due no later than next Monday! Please have apps back to us before the 30th of April. Thank you all for understanding.
Alright, the judges are reviewing the apps, with the deadline pushed back, which it looks like some of you were okay with, talking about getting it in at the last minute,:clap: just kidding, kind of, give us a little bit of time to talk this over. Sorry if we do not have announced today, we are working on it.
The applications are being reviewed and the race is neck and neck!! We are posing one more question as a semi-sort-of tie breaker.
One of the MOST important questions on the application is as follows:
13.)If you are at Bonnaroo or any kind of "long day" and the sun is going down, you have been up since noon and just realized you have not voided your bladder of urine since yesterday, (AKA, takn' a leak, draining the tank, preventing wild fires by hydrating a dry spot, #1, P ) What do you do?
The correct answer is that you are dehydrated! You need fluids, rest, and quite probably medical attention!
Applicants - please answer one additional question. You may post directly to this thread, or PM QSAROO and your response will be posted on your behalf.
While humor is certainly encouraged in application responses, we at QSAROO take the matter of dehydration very seriously. Please keep this in mind when answering the following:
Urban dictionary defines "breaking the seal' as:
The point at which you first pizz after you have been drinking your favorite alcoholic beverage and at this point you will be pizzing every ten minutes. "Damn dude, I shouldn't have broken the seal because now I have to pizz every ten minutes."
Please post or PM why 'breaking the seal' is an urban myth. Your response must be factual and accurate. (Hint hint hint... you can easily learn the facts via google, your favorite nursing professionals, savvy inforoosters etc).
Very shortly after we receive the applicants responses to the above, the 2013 scholarship winner will be announced. Thanks all for your patience, participation, and support.
Response #1: Alcohol consumption suppresses vasopressin, also known as anti-diuretic hormone. The pituitary gland in the brain releases ADH, which regulates water in your kidneys.
Alcohol simply blocks the normal release of vasopressin. Vasopressin promotes re-absorption of water in the kidney to the rest of the body. If you have this blocked, the water goes into the body. Your body produces ADH when you are sleeping, for example, preventing you from waking to pee several times through the night. When you imbibe, the ADH excretion lessens, increasing your urine production. Most people’s bladder holds anywhere from 300 to 400 cubic centimeters (otherwise known as cc’s, a term ubiquitous in medical dramas). When people drink, they consume more liquids than usual; pair that with the body sending the unabsorbed water directly to the bladder, and it’s no surprise people feel more urgency. And once the drinking starts, the body goes through a vicious cycle.
Alcohol decreases your ADH and you are producing more fluid. So when you produce more fluid and you fill your bladder more, you suppress more ADH, and within 20 minutes of drinking, alcohol irritates the bladder, leading to that uncomfortable feeling of a full bladder, even if it isn’t.
Proof that the broken seal is a myth ----->
Response #2: There is no truth the traditional conception of "breaking the seal." It's not that first pee you take during a night of drinking that makes you need to continue peeing all night, it's the fact that you're engaging in a night of drinking that makes you need to continue peeing all night.
Alcohol is a diuretic, loosely meaning it has chemicals that make you need to pee. More specifically, alcohol inhibits your Anti-Diuretic Hormone (ADH), which is the chemical in your body that helps regulate your kidneys and keep water in your body rather than running straight through you. So when you're drinking alcohol, the ADH that was in your body and helping you stay hydrated and alive decides to take the night off and let your kidneys run wild. The concept of "breaking the seal" refers to the fact that there is a bit of a delay between when you start consuming alcohol and when the inhibited ADH starts affecting your kidneys. But make no mistake, waiting longer to pee does not help you, and is in fact terrible for your body.
Two other important points:
The fact that alcohol is a diuretic does not simply mean you pee the booze out quicker. You are also loosing water that you may have stored up over the course of the day, and your body is becoming net dehydrated faster than normal.
Another commonly consumed chemical, caffeine, is also generally considered a diuretic. Caffeine effects different people differently, but for most, drinking lots of caffeinated beverages to help counteract your lack of sleep will also dehydrate your body.
Stay hydrated. Dehydration is the cause of the soreness you feel after a night of drinking, and in an environment like Bonnaroo dehydration, can quickly lead to more serious health problems or death.
Breaking the seal is an urban legend becuase there really is no seal to be broken. What happens when drinking is,alcohol suppresses vasopressin and decreases your ADH(hormone which helps your body retain water by controlling the amount of urine you make.)levels THis lower ADH level causes people to increase urine production. WHen you produce more fluid and fill your bladder more the more you supress ADH. its a vicious cycle. So basicly drinking booze inhibits ADH so the more you drink, the more you'll have to pee and the more liquid you intake the more you will expell, thus the having to pee over and over.
Thanks Katbur. Noted. The selection committee has received these as well.
We decided to post this question on the board as a gentle reminder to all as Roo grows ever closer that yellow pee means you are already in trouble, not peeing at all is bad news, and breaking the seal is a load of bull honkey.
It's crucial to QSAROO that the scholarship winner demonstrates/articulates that they understand dehydration and its potential ramifications.
Great job on the responses to this question and the application questions overall!