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Running head: DEHYDRATION 1 Dehydration Justin Calame SCI 241 April 24, 2011 Dr. Autumn Hamilton
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DEHYDRATION 2 Dehydration Water is essential to our bodies because it provides minerals, promotes proper muscle tone, helps rid the body of toxic wastes, increases metabolism, and helps the brain function properly. The functions of water in the body include regulating the body’s temperature, lubricating joints and muscles, moistening tissues, and breaking down nutrients so that the body can absorb them easier. Water can suppress the feeling of hunger and help in weight management or weight loss. Dehydration occurs when a person is not consuming enough water each day. Many people do not realize when they are dehydrated or the negative effects dehydration may have on their body. Most of the time when a person feels thirsty he or she might already be dehydrated. The amount of water one should drink each day is at least 8-10 eight ounce glasses. Water makes up over half of a person’s body, which is why it is so important to keep hydrated to replenish any lost fluids. The loss of fluids occurs by sweating, urinating, and even breathing. Something to keep in mind is drinking plenty of water is essential but you should be careful not to drink too much. This too can cause problems if the body does not dispose of water properly but retains it all. This in turn causes stress on the cells and organs making them work harder because they swell. There are many things that cause dehydration in a person, as mentioned before sweating, urinating, and breathing can cause someone to lose fluids however sickness may cause dehydration also. Fevers, diarrhea, or vomiting are just a few things that can dehydrate a person
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course HTT 200 taught by Professor Many during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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