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symptoms can occur when the amount of water in the human body decreases
dramatically. Water is a substance necessary for all
life to exist. Plants and animals require water to
The human body is not an exception to the fact. Our
bodies are mostly made of water. Approximately 75% of the human body is
composed of water. Most of the water can be found inside the cells
while remaining part exists in the space between them.
the right balance of water in the body can be a bit tricky but is
necessary; otherwise the consequences can be disastrous. Dehydration
symptoms can appear if the water eliminated from the body exceed the
amount consumed. You lose water every day when you breathe (as the
humidified air leaves your body), when you urinate (water is used to
carry toxins out of the body) and during the sweating process. You also
lose water as a result of bowel movement to rid the body of bigger
waste that cannot be removed through urination.
body is so sensitive to the amount of water loss than even a drop of 2%
in the total amount of fluid is enough to cause several symptoms.
first symptoms are very mild and they can include: thirst, appetite
loss, dry skin, fatigue and chills. They are not very dangerous but
immediate action has to be taken to prevent further problems.
If the fluid loss reaches 5%; the dehydration symptoms become even more
dramatic and can include: increased heart rate, nausea, headaches and
- Once the fluid loss has gone over 10%
the symptoms become extremely intense and dangerous. Some of them are:
racing pulse, extreme low blood pressure (hypotension), seizures,
vomiting, dim vision and confusion.
The lack of tears when
crying is a very distinctive symptom of the problem in children. These
symptoms are the most frequent ones although others are still possible.
There are many factors
that come into play when the body suffers dehydration.
first cause of the problem is not drinking enough water. You have to
drink enough water to counteract the loss produced by the normal daily
activities like sweating and urinating.
Other conditions that might
cause a severe water loss are: diabetes (high sugar levels cause the
body to urinate more frequently to eliminate sugar excess), vomiting
(not being able to ingest liquid can definitely increase the problem)
and diarrhea (is one of the leading causes of death related to
from Dehydration Symptoms to Renal Failure Symptoms
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