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  • Dehydration

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    Where’s The Water Dehydration 1 Where’s the Water? In schools around the country there are kids who are involved in sports, but lack the amount of fluids your body needs to function properly. The reason why this happens is due to dehydration. People in sports get pushed so hard and hardly ever get the chance to run to the water fountain to get a drink of water. Dehydration causes people to faint, vomit, and produces a fever because of the lack of fluids in their body. A misconception people

  • Dehydration

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    month ago for Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic Nonketotic Syndrome and one year ago for myocardial infraction. Mr Brown had a surgery after he felt rigorous pain in his frontal right lower limb. The highest priority problem to manage for Mr Brown is dehydration. Furthermore, beside the important problem that he experiencing, he is also hyperthermic and further experiencing lectrolyte imbalance Therefore, using IV fluids on Mr Brown is a primary intervention. McDermott, ‘et al.’, (2013) found patients that

  • Elderly Dehydration

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    Most people don’t think about dehydration; let alone elderly dehydration. It is a common problem, in the aging, and often recognition along with treatment may be delayed; contributing to a high mortality rate. (Lavizzo-Mourey, 1987) By recognizing a potential problem early, you may save an older adult from a debilitating complication. (Hamilton, 2001) The prevention of elderly dehydration will deter illness and increases life expectancy, along with decreasing unnecessary hospitalization and cost

  • Dehydration and Hypocalcemia

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    Dehydration and Hypocalcemia Shonna Dillman Maryville University Dehydration and Hypocalcemia Why are the very young and very old people at higher risk for dehydration than individuals of other ages? The very young and very old people are at a greater risk for developing dehydration quickly for some very different reasons and some similar reasons. The very young have higher metabolic rates, loss of fluids through diarrhea, and possibly immature kidneys (McCance & Huether, 2010). Children are also

  • Dehydration Essay

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    Actually the nature of body, itself indicate the dehydration condition by regulate self mechanism. The thirst is body’s ways of telling that it needs the fluid. The thirst is the craving for fluids which is the sign of dehydration, resulting in the basic instinct of animals to drink. It is a mechanism involved for regulation of body in water balance. It arises when the water volume of the body falls below a certain threshold level. Because of that osmolite concentration becomes too high and the message

  • Dehydration Essay

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    Dehydration can happen at any age and from a variety of primary causes including diarrhea, vomiting, use of diuretics, exercise, and exposure to extreme heat. The body has compensatory mechanisms to balance mild dehydration or fluid deficit of 2-4%; however, moderate fluid deficit of 5-8% can lead to electrolyte imbalances, postural hypotension, and dryness in skin and mucous membranes (Porth, 2011). In severe dehydration, or fluid deficits greater than 8% severe hypotension and shock can occur

  • Common Causes of Dehydration

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    to drink. What happens to your body when it loses water and you are not replenishing it; dehydration. It may not seem like anything too serious but, in some cases, dehydration can actually cause some serious damage to your body, be life threatening and even cause death. The number of Americans that suffer from dehydration is actually quite high; 75 percent are living in a constant state of chronic dehydration. This means that for a substantial period of time their body has been without the correct

  • Preventing Dehydration During Exercise

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    Bland (2009), define dehydration as a “dynamic loss of body water or the transition from euhydration to hypohydration.” (p. 625) Athletic and physical education organizations often overlook the importance of proper hydration before, during, and after exercising. This is due to the lack of proper education about what is suitable hydration for sports practice sessions and competitive sessions/games. Although efforts are being made to educate athletes about the harmfulness of dehydration, some of the players

  • The Human Body and Water: Dehydration

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    It is a Sunday afternoon and you are doing laundry in your two-story house. This involves running up and down the stairs from your bedroom on the second floor to the laundry room on the first floor. carrying a very heavy basket filled with laundry. After a few trips you notice you are getting tired, light headed, and your mouth is dry and sticky; you wonder why that is. When you exert yourself physically you are using more water to carry the glycogen that creates more energy, and you sweat to cool

  • The Many Benefits of Water

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    Did you know that if a person waits until they are thirsty to drink water they may already be dehydrated? If a person is dehydrated they can suffer many health complications. These health issues can include headaches, joint pain, and can even be serve as depression. According to an online article from the Boston College website 2 out of every 3 people in America do not drink enough water. This is an epidemic that is haunting our nation. Many people are wondering why we have so many issues with our