Water Makes the Human Body Go Round

Written by Rachel Williamson

Water allowsrepparttar body to run smoothly and efficiently. A body that is dehydrated is like a car running on empty.

How much water do we need to drink each day? A good rule is to drink 8-12 glasses per day. If you are an athlete and sweat a lot, you may need more due to fluid loss.

Thirst is not always a good indicator ofrepparttar 151197 need for water. Byrepparttar 151198 time you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated. Try drinking a glass or two of water every morning. This rehydrates your body after a long period of sleep and wakes your body up.

How much water is too much water? Many endurance athletes experience a condition called hyponatremia, which occurs when large amounts of water are consumed, causing salt levels inrepparttar 151199 blood to fall to dangerous levels. If electrolytes are not replaced,repparttar 151200 condition can be life threatening. Athletes should make sure to balance high intake of water with appropriate salt intake or decreaserepparttar 151201 amount of water consumed.

Atherosclerosis -- The Silent Killer

Written by Nicholas Webb

Just what is atherosclerosis anyway? A very common question – what is atherosclerosis? Justrepparttar fact that so many people ask this question is alarming in itself; however,repparttar 151164 consequences of this disease cause millions of deaths acrossrepparttar 151165 world each year. The actual name atherosclerosis derives fromrepparttar 151166 Greek words athero, which means gruel or paste, and sclerosis meaning hardening or hardness. Atherosclerosis isrepparttar 151167 result of deposits of fatty wax like materials, cholesterol, our body’s waste products, calcium and other substances. These deposits accumulate and build up alongrepparttar 151168 inside of our arteries. This build-up is commonly referred to as plaque. What causes atherosclerosis? One ofrepparttar 151169 frightening things about atherosclerosis is that it is an asymptomatic disease, meaning without any symptoms. Oftenrepparttar 151170 first symptom may be a heart attack or stroke. It is a slow, long, complex disease that often starts in childhood years and progresses throughrepparttar 151171 years. In others,repparttar 151172 progress is much more rapid. Some scientists believe its onset is caused by damage torepparttar 151173 inner layer ofrepparttar 151174 artery. But how canrepparttar 151175 inner layer of an artery become damaged? There are three proven ways in whichrepparttar 151176 inner most layer of an artery can become damaged high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides inrepparttar 151177 blood high blood pressure smoking With damagerepparttar 151178 artery wall, fatty deposits, calcium, cholesterol and other substances accumulate overrepparttar 151179 injured area. These deposits, together with other substances produced byrepparttar 151180 body as a consequence, may become large enough to thickenrepparttar 151181 innermost lining ofrepparttar 151182 artery. This in turn will reducerepparttar 151183 internal diameter ofrepparttar 151184 artery through which blood flows, thus causing a decrease and a reduction of oxygen supply.

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