Question and answer
What is the general effect of dehydration on the body?
The effects of dehydration are numerous, and dehydration is more common than you might think. The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on age, gender and amount of body fat, and water is essential to human life. Water forms the basis for all fluids in the body, such as blood and digestive juices, and it's the catalyst in all metabolic functions throughout the body. Water
Question
Asked 8/2/2012 8:23:54 PM
Updated 8/2/2012 10:12:53 PM
1 Answer/Comment
Get an answer
New answers
Rating
1
The effects of dehydration are numerous, and dehydration is more common than you might think.

The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on age, gender and amount of body fat, and water is essential to human life.

Water forms the basis for all fluids in the body, such as blood and digestive juices, and it's the catalyst in all metabolic functions throughout the body. Water removes toxins and waste products from the body, and it carries nutrients to the cells of the body.

Your body is dynamic and always changing, and this is especially true with regard to water in your body. You lose water routinely when your body performs normal functions such as breathing, sweating and eliminating waste. In a typical day, you need to consume a substantial amount of water to replace this routine loss. Dehydration occurs when the amount of water leaving your body is greater than the amount being taken in.

Severe dehydration can cause symptoms such as extreme thirst, lack of sweating, rapid heartbeat and delirium, and it can be life threatening. But most people who experience dehydration experience mild to moderate dehydration.

Here are the effects of dehydration at a mild to moderate level:

Fatigue
Muscle weakness
Poor concentration
Headaches
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Decreased metabolism



I hope this is helpful.
Added 8/2/2012 10:12:53 PM
Rated good by tinkermei
Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
17,968,442 questions answered
Popular Conversations
How is the infinitive phrase used in the sentence? Morning is the ...
Weegy: To go to college is my greatest ambition. The infinitive phrase "to go to college" is used as noun as subject. ...
10/24/2014 11:04:05 AM| 5 Answers
Brandon's huge collection of paper cranes come from his origami ...
Weegy: The correct sentence is: Brandon's huge collection of paper cranes comes from his origami hobby. User: ...
10/24/2014 7:48:30 AM| 3 Answers
William H. Crawford represented which ...
10/24/2014 7:25:41 AM| 2 Answers
Is the sentence compound, or is it simple with a compound verb? You ...
Weegy: Verb is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), an occurrence ...
10/24/2014 7:51:29 AM| 2 Answers
Which words are the first and last words of the participial phrase in ...
Weegy: Strapped into the roller coaster, I screamed in fear through the whole ride. The first and last words of the ...
10/24/2014 10:27:22 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
L
Points 2605 [Total 14980]| Ratings 0| Comments 2605| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
P
C
1
L
Points 1628 [Total 11109]| Ratings 4| Comments 1588| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 896 [Total 13125]| Ratings 0| Comments 896| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 605 [Total 2004]| Ratings 0| Comments 605| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 505 [Total 6299]| Ratings 3| Comments 475| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 482 [Total 482]| Ratings 0| Comments 452| Invitations 3|Offline
S
Points 454 [Total 455]| Ratings 6| Comments 394| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 277 [Total 277]| Ratings 1| Comments 267| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 48 [Total 6282]| Ratings 0| Comments 48| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 34 [Total 3572]| Ratings 2| Comments 14| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.