Dehydration: Cause and Effects

                                                                            By Unknown


            Water is essential for human life on average 60% to 65% of the bodies total mass is water. It forms the basis for all body fluids, including blood, and digestive juices. Water aids in the transportation and absorption of nutrients, and it helps eliminate waste. The average human uses 2.5 liters of water per day by simply breathing, sweating, and eliminating waste. We also lose electrolytes or minerals such as sodium, potassium, and calcium that maintain the balance of fluids in our bodies. We can replenish fluids in our bodies through foods and fluids we consume, but drinking additional glasses of water is important to maintain our health. When we do not eat or drink enough fluids to rehydrate ourselves dehydration occurs, and in extreme cases of dehydration death may occur.

            Water is the essence of life every part of our bodies has some water in them. Our brains are about 85% water, bones contain between 10 to 15% water. The ability of water to disassemble and rearrange other molecules makes it essential to life itself.   We know water is the perfect conductor of electricity. That is why water is essential for our brains neurons to use to produce thought. Water is also the best dietary aid and fat reducer around it suppresses appetite, reduces sodium build up, and helps maintain muscle tone. Water helps the body eliminate waste and toxins. Water reduces fat deposits by helping the body metabolize the fat that our bodies store. Water keeps our skin young and healthy looking. When our kidneys do not obtain enough water this causes the liver to overload because the liver is the organ that metabolizes fat, it cannot do it if it is doing the kidneys job. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our body relies on water for its very...