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Unformatted text preview: o Insensible water loss: through evaporation from skim when you exhale • Losing too much water can cause dehydration Dehydration can result from inadequate water intake, too much water loss from diarrhea, vomiting, high fever, or use if diuretics. • Cornerstone method : measure body weight before and after high physical activity or labor o Changes in body weight due to loss or gain of body weight • Urine color: urine is more concentrated when dehydrated and darker in color • Consuming too much water can cause hyponatremia (sodium water too low) How much water do you need and what are the best sources? • Daily water needs vary depending on physical activity, environmental factors, and diet • Recommendations based on reported total water intake of healthy Americans • Men 16 cups/day • Women 12/day • About 80% from beverages, 20% from foods • Physical activity increases needs •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SCI 161 taught by Professor Henderson during the Spring '08 term at Quinnipiac.
- Spring '08