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Dehydration The Cause and Effect of Dehydration Tami Griff SCI/241 Dr. Jennifer Schneider, P.T. November 20, 2011
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Dehydration The Cause and Effect of Dehydration Dehydration is best described as the loss of body fluids mainly water. The symptoms include headaches, dizziness, fainting, and unconsciousness and in very serious cases death. To avoid dehydration it is important to drink water regularly especially if water is lost through perspiration. Water is the most important nutrient and most needed in the human body. “Water is needed to separate (by a process called hydrolysis) a phosphate group from adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or guanosine triphosphate (GTP) to get energy as illustrated by the following equations.” ATP +H2O = Energy + ADP + Inorganic Phosphate GTP +H2O = Energy + GDP + Inorganic Phosphate ( http://www.spartafit.com/nutrition/water.php ) The most common reason for dehydration to occure is through diarrhea. A huge amount of water can be lost with each bowl movement. Otther causes for example are vomiting, sweat, diabetes, and inability to drink fluids. With dehydration water is going out of the cells faster than the amount of water we are drinking is going into them. The risk of dehydration gets higher in young chidren and sick adults. Going to the emergency room when dehydrated will lead to an IV being used to get flluides directly into the cells and helps the body to hydrate quicker. Water is very important to the human body and the main function of water is to removes toxins. There are four ways to remove toxins from the body through bowels, uriniation, sweating and the liver. Without water the liver has a lot of extra work to do and will eventually
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