Week 5 - SCI241 dehydration assignment

Week 5 - SCI241 dehydration assignment - Dehydration...

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Dehydration Assignment 1 Dehydration Assignment Eric DeMent Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Dehydration Assignment 2 Dehydration Assignment To drink water or not to drink water, that is the question. Every person in the world should drink water. That does not mean they do. What happens if you do not drink water? Could it be possible that not drinking enough water could lead to dehydration? What is dehydration? There are many questions that could be asked about water and dehydration and for the most part all of them can be answered. During this paper I will go over the answers to these questions and more. So, why is water essential to health maintenance? Water is an important thing for your body to have. First of all, 60% of an adult’s body weight is water and even higher in infants at 70%. (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2006). Just by knowing this fact alone is a good enough reason why water is an important part of maintaining your health. Water is also important for absorbing molecules in your body like potassium, proteins, and sodium (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2006). Water goes in your body and goes helping absorb and eliminating things from your body (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2006). Drinking enough water can also help lower or control your blood pressure (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2006). So these are some of the reasons why water is important to your health, but what are the functions of water in the body? There are so many functions of water in the body. Water helps lubricate, clean the body inside and outside (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2006). “Watery tears lubricate the eyes and wash away
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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