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Dehydration Effect on Human Tissue

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The human body consists of massive amounts of different tissues and oranges, all doing different things. It's inevitable that these tissues need a large amount of energy to maintain health and to stay productive. When the body encounters a famine, it reacts to the lack of food by many different starvation endorse tactics. When the body enters into a lack of water, there is very little it can do but stop the production of urine and sweat.

The human body consists a mass of eighty percent water plus or minus five percent. Water is in many forms of nature. There are three forms of water as the forms of water, ice and heated vapor in the air. Water also known as H2 O acts as a major component in plasma, liver function, and the aid of the lymphatic system of the human body.

When the body does not eat, many things go into affect to help you stay alive during a famine. They are: your hormones; blood sugar decreases to make you tired while conserving energy and your metabolism process decreases to make your retain fat from the food you do eat. It will take about three weeks to die from starvation when not consuming food. The average person should consume around 1800 calories a day.

When the human body goes with out water the whole system will start to shutdown. Without water the liver will stop filtering blood and cause kidney's to fail. Also cell activities will stop because the water acts as a transition stage for nutrients going in and out of the cell. After the water is gone, cells can not survive for more then three days.

The cell during a lack of water goes in to a state of "suspended animation" which is when all cell processes slow down. The mitochondria slow down and reduce the production of energy forming materials. In plant cells the chloroplast stops responding to light and the energy of the cell then slows down and goes dominant.

Water leaves the body much faster then food because the body uses water at a much faster rate then the food. Water is a vital part of the body unlike food. The water is the common part of almost all body functions. Food acts a way of feeding the cells and organs. Water is always in the cell. Water is every ware in nature so it makes sense that is an important part of the body.



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