Variation Water Levels

Variation Water Levels

VARIATION IN WATER LEVELS
#. Tissues
Lean tissues have higher fluid content than fat tissues.
#. Gender
Males have more lean tissue and more body fluids.
#. Age
Lean tissue is lost with age and body fluids lose with it.

WATER INTAKE
1. Fluid drunk
2. Water in food eaten
3. Metabolic water: water formed by oxidation of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.

OUTPUTS ( HOW FLUID IS LOST FROM THE BODY)
1. Urine
2. Water in faeces
3. Water evaporated through the skin and lungs

WATER RECOMMENDED INTAKE
# Adult Men: 3.7 L /day
# Adult Women: 2.7 L/day

DHQ Diaries
To be continued…….

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