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Dehydration 1 Dehydration Keyatta Marshall July 23, 2009
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Dehydration 2 Dehydration Dehydration is a condition that is caused by too much water loss from the body, which causes blood sodium levels to rise. Dehydration is mostly associated with severe sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea and the water loss is also accompanied by an insufficient amount of electrolytes (2002). The results of dehydration can lead to kidney failure, coma, shock, electrolyte abnormalities and more severely, death (2009). Drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, is vital to the health maintenance of our bodies. The average human adult body is made up of about 60% – 70% of water. Water can be found in all tissues of the body and in cells, known as, intracellular fluid and extracellular fluid (). Extracellular fluid accounts for about one-third of the water in the human body, it is the fluid in the blood and between cells. This fluid can also be found in the spine, joints, lymph, eyes and GI tract. Water plays an important part in the functioning of these body parts. The water
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