Water, Water Everywhere
Water is a clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid, essential for most plant and animal life and the most widely used for all solvents.
Water is very important for the human body. It has many functions that it does for the human body. Here are a couple:
1. It moistens tissues like the ones in your nose, mouth, and eyes
2. It protects body organs and tissues
3. It helps prevent constipation
4. It helps dissolve minerals
5. Lubricates joints
6. Regulates body temperature
7. It carries nutrients and oxygen to cells
Almost all of the major systems in your body needs and depends on water.
Different people have different amounts of water in their bodies. It sort of depends on age and physic.
Athletes and people who work in the hot sun tends to have the highest percentage of water in their bodies. They do so they don't become dehydrated, which comes from a lack of water. Dehydration can cause vomiting, diarrhea, fevers, etc.
Top % of water organs
1. Blood - 83% - To carry water to other body parts
2. Kidney - 83% - They remove extra water from the blood to form urine
3. Heart - 79% - To move and pump blood
4. Spleen - 76% - Help with water metabolism
5. Intestine - 75% - To absorb materials that has not been digested as food
Half a gallon of water should be consumed everyday.
The specific heat of water is 1 calorie/gram °C. This is important because it helps regulates the rate at which air changes temperature.
HOW LONG CAN WE SURVIVE WITHOUT WATER?
The longest anyone can go without H2O is a week. Your Kidneys, your bloodstream and your brain would probably have a big affect if it didn't have any water.
Bloodstream would be highly affected without water because without it, it takes a higher temperature to make blood vessels wider and this will keep you hot.
The brain would be affected without water because not having enough of it can reduce oxygen flow to the brain.
The kidneys would be affected without water because they need it to filter waste from the blood and make urine.
When body fat goes up, water percentage goes down.
Dehydration is when the loss of water exceeds the amount of water that comes in.
- Increased Thirst
- Dry Mouth
- Urine is more yellow
- Dry skin, Dizziness, Headaches
Dehydration can cause swelling of the brain, seizures, kidney failure, and even coma or death.