Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Women More Prone to Dehydration

Dehydration reaction between men and women differently because of differences in male.

Women have a higher fat composition while men have higher muscle composition. In women, the water component was lower but also influenced by hormonal factors that are more sensitive to lack of fluids. 

If the body lacks water 0.5%, this will disrupt the heart's performance, lack of water 1% will reduce stamina, lack of water of 3% will reduce muscle endurance.

When 4% water shortage will weaken the muscle strength and motor skills as well as the resulting heat Cramp; shortage of water 5% will result in fatigue due to thirst, cramps, decreased mental ability; shortage of water 6% would result in physical exhaustion, heatstroke, and coma. 

In terms of cognitive, dehydrated by 1.5% in the male lead to difficulty concentrating and remembering, tired and tense. While women are more quickly affected by the negative effects of dehydration which occur when dehydration of 1.3% and causes fatigue, irritability, confusion, drowsiness, loss of concentration, dizziness and difficulty in completing the task. 

In addition the results of these studies also describe the impact of dehydration on the mood as people who are dehydrated will feel stressed, depressed or tense. 

In the General Guidelines for Balanced Nutrition stated that adults are advised to drink at least 2 liters or 8 glasses of water every day to meet the needs of body fluids and to maintain health. The best thing for dehydration is water because it contains various minerals needed by the body. However, not all drinking water have the same quality. 

Water should contain minerals that are useful for working organs such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, fluoride, silica and zinc in sufficient quantities. Minerals act as a substrate in the reaction of the body. Without enough minerals, the body can not function optimally.

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