SCI 241 Dehydration

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Dehydration Axia College of University of Phoenix Jontovia Watson SCI 241
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Water is essential for all living things to sustain life. The human body is made up of a large percentage of water and cannot survive without it. Dehydration is a condition that can occur if a person does not take in enough water or fluids to hydrate the body. Water is taken into the body by many of the foods that a person eats and the fluids that they intake, including a glass of water. Without sufficient amounts of water, the body cannot function normally and the consequences can be deadly. If water loss does occur in the body and is not replenished, dehydration can set in along with many possible physical symptoms; and the condition can even be life-threatening. Because exercise and activity are important to maintaining physical health, so is water. When we are active, we sweat; because we sweat, water is lost in the body and must be replaced to prevent dehydration. Water is also important to maintaining body temperature. This is especially important when we exercise because strenuous activity causes body temperatures to rise. According to Axia reading, “water helps regulate body temperature through the evaporation of sweat. When body temperature increases, the brain triggers the sweat glands in the skin to produce sweat, which is mostly water” (Axia, 2010). This process helps to cool the body down when its temperatures begin to rise. Water is also essential to health maintenance because the human body is made up of 60-70 percent water. It is found in all of the body’s tissues, cells, muscles and bones. When the body does not get the water it needs it will become dehydrated causing fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, thirst, dry eyes and
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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