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Dehydration - 1 Dehydration Rachel Crice SCI/241 Jana...

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Dehydration Rachel Crice June 20, 2011 SCI/241 Jana Fraser Axia College of University of Phoenix 1
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According to Medicinenet.com (2011), water makes up 75% of the human body’s weight. The water content in your body is extremely important. It not only flushes out waste from the body but, it equalizes concentration of solutes within your cells, lubricates your eyes, joints, and mouth. Water also participates in chemical reactions within the body. It is a solvent and helps to aid in the dissolving of necessary nutrients such as: glucose, amino acids, minerals, and many more. People running a fever may be suffering from lack of water in the body. Water helps to regulate body temperature. It does this by making us sweat. When you produce sweat, it is your body releasing heat and cooling down the body temperature. Without this water in the body, we suffer from something called dehydration. Dehydration is an excessive loss of water resulting in depletion of body fluids (Nutrition: Everyday Choices, 2006). This occurs when the amount of water leaving the body is greater than the amount of water that is being brought in. Early symptoms of this condition can be any of the
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