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Dehydration The effect of Dehydration Bonita Martin
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Dehydration. According to Encarta (2009), "[loss of body fluid: a dangerous lack of water in the body resulting from inadequate intake of fluids or excessive loss through sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea chemistry loss of water by chemical compound: the process by which a chemical compound loses water molecules or the proportion of hydrogen and oxygen atoms present in water.]” (Dehydration). So, how can dehydration harm you, and how do electrolytes; sodium; potassium, and chloride differ from what another. At the end of this paper you will know how to hydrate yourself, the risk of not hydrating yourself, beverages that can drastically alter your hydration levels, and the importance of water. In serve causes dehydration can cause death. This is a paper worth reading. The simplest form of hydration is drinking water. Water helps move the nutrients we get from food through the body. It is also crucial for ones kidneys to help remove waste from our bodies. Water gives lubrication to organs such as our eyes, mouth, spin, and water is used as lubrication to cushion ones joints. It also protects cells as they move through our blood stream. Water does other things for the human body such as help maintain their body temperature, also water makes up for approximately 60% of an adult body weight. Water is lost when we urinate, sweat, breathing, or have a bowel movement. Unlike fat water is not stored in the body. The MyFoodDiary.Com (210) website introduced two different calculations for daily fluid requirements. One is based on ones weight, and the other ones calorie intake. The first one multiplies .5 ounces by your body weight. Ex. 0.5 ounces of water x 209 (Body weight in pounds) =104.5 ounces of fluid This is a little under a gallon of water. One should be care with consuming too much water also. Water intoxication. Water intoxication is common in water contest (a game people play to see who can consume the most water.) Water intoxication occurs when one excessively exercises and electrolytes and not properly replenished, however, excessive amounts of fluids are consumed. Water intoxication is when there is a disturbance in brain function, because of unbalance electrolytes in the body. This happens when water is consumed in large quantities.
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The second formula is based on calorie intake. The My Pyramid (2005) website calorie intake
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course AXIA COLLE psy220 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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