People have all felt that feeling of just the slightest bit of water would quench their thirst, but in reality they guzzle down a whole bottle of it. Imagine being a slave working in about 90-100 degree weather and not getting a lot of water to help neutralize your body (Rachel
The recent trend of Americans carrying bottled water can be explained by its convenience, as it can be purchased in vending machines and grocery stores, and is a healthier choice than soda. In addition, carrying bottled water is a good idea to maintain one’s hydration throughout the day (“Tap Water or Bottled?,” 2006). Although dehydration, or loss of water from the body, is not a concern for many Americans, people who exercise without drinking, sick children and the elderly are susceptible to its effects. Affected individuals will experience thirst, headache, fatigue, and dizziness. In addition, if exercise is undertaken under conditions of dehydration a person may experience muscle cramp or ache (“The ‘8 glasses per day’ rule,” 2006).
The study anchored to the following theories: Social Cognitive Theory (Bandura 1986) and Physiological Models of addiction (Gonzales, Hatukami & Rigotti 1988) were taken to stand for respondents addiction on cigarette smoking. Health Belief Model Theory (Janz & Becker 1984), Protection Motivation Theory (Cheng, Gong & Sun 1990) and Stage model of Initiation and Progression Theory (Sun, Unger & Sussman 2005) were taken to stands for respondents coping strategies.
All of our cells, organs and tissues depend on water to help regulate homeostasis. Homeostasis is when our cells seek and maintain a condition of equilibrium or stability internally as it deals with environmental external changes. Because water plays many important roles in the overall maintenance of the body, some of the functions of it include: regulates body temperature, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, lubricates joints, helps dissolve minerals and other nutrients , and most importantly it also moistens tissues like the mouth, eyes and nose. Dehydration is when the body is deficient in water. Because the water in our bloodstream plays an important role in equally transporting cells and minerals throughout the body, when an individual is not getting enough water the cells in the body will begin to shrivel up and malfunction. The opposite of dehydration is water intoxication. In an occurrence of water intoxication, what happens is that an individual may consume too much water without giving the body the equal amount of nutrients to counterbalance the water consumed. The recommended intake of water is 64 oz. a day; in comparison to the amount of water I drank, I fell short by 22.4 oz. of water with an average intake of 41.6 oz. of water per day. Based from this project I realized that if I don’t drink enough water per day my body will have a hard time transporting minerals throughout my body and excreting all the toxins out of my
“The Age of Dignity” is written by Al-Jen Poo, who is a director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and co-director of the Caring across Generations campaign. The author discusses challenges faced by the elderly in society due to lack of supporting culture. She mentions, “By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today’s 5 million, living longer than ever before.” It is necessary to value the care of old people so that people can age with dignity and security. To support the care of older adults, a culture needs to be built where elderly are respected in the society. The author provides various solutions to transform elderly care such as long-term care insurance and financial incentives to care providers.
When dealing with a specific method, there always has to be a clear theory that goes along with it. The Health Belief Model is the most used theory for health education and health promotion (Hayden, 2014). Hence is why we chose this theory to based off our program on. The concept focused mostly on the theory that health behavior is determined by personal beliefs or perceptions of a certain disease. Currently, there are seven constructs that are used in this model: Perceived Susceptibility, Perceived Severity, Perceived Benefits, Perceived Barriers, Cues to Action, Self Efficacy and Time Frame. For perceived susceptibility our model displays how most college students view stress or anxiety as unimportant health issues and as a norm. As well as how most college students do not know the difference between stress and anxiety so they cannot pick up the signs of anxiety. The perceived severity of stress in high levels can harm physical and mental well-being, such as: decreased sleep, hindered decision-making, weakened immune system, memory loss, and emotional imbalance. For anxiety the perceived severity is in high levels cause even more detrimental health factors, such
It is important for you to drink plenty of water. You should drink at least 8 cups of water each day in order to stay hydrated. If you do not drink enough water, you can get constipated, have problems with your balance and fall, get urinary tract infections, have kidney failure and your wounds heal slower.
I chose to apply the Health Belief Model to my current Public Health issue of Opioids and Heroin: Drug treatment for individuals suffering from chronic pain and become addicted to prescription medication. I chose three health interventions to apply to my current Public Health issue. Opioid withdrawal may be difficult and is the primary reason for prescription drug abuse and relapse. The most effective treatment for narcotic addiction its methadone, a long-acting opioid. Methadone activates the same opioid receptors as other narcotics and eliminates withdrawal symptoms effectively. When the proper dosage of methadone is administered, opioid withdrawal symptoms are prevented, as well as the drug cravings, without the euphoria. The dose can
There are many researchers in the world that are trying to figure out how much water you should drink in a day. Since, water is 60 percent of your body weight you still need to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Studies show that women should be drinking about 2.2 liters a day and men should be drinking 3 liters a day. Also, how much water you drink a day depends on your health, how active you are and where you live. With that said, it is important that people are drinking the proper amount of water each day to stay hydrated and to stay in good shape. Everyone should carry around a water bottle with them so they know that they are staying hydrated so they do not get the effect of dehydration.
changes on treatment of diabetes in older adults. Decreased renal function and increased sensitivity to medication were discussed as challenges in medication therapy. Therefore the authors suggested medication dosages be adjusted based on individual health patterns and not just based on age alone. The article pointed out the importance of less aggressive, low coast and more individualized goal setting treatment plans towards older adults with diabetes.
Being diuretic in nature it helps to remove water and waste from digestive system that decreases discomfort and bloat.
Half the world is dead. Human science has gone too far with genetic mutations and DNA rewiring trying to create a perfect human race. Instead, they have created a disease that has already wiped out 4 billion people on the planet Earth.
A dehydrated brain works harder to accomplish the same amount as a normal brain and it even temporarily shrinks because of its lack of water. Over-hydration, or hyponatremia, is usually caused by over consumption of water in short amount of time. Athletes are often the victims of over-hydration because of complications in regulating water levels in extreme physical conditions. Whereas the dehydrated brain amps up the production of antidiuretic hormone, the over-hydrated brain slows, or even stops, releasing it into the blood. Sodium electrolytes in the body become diluted, causing cells to swell. In severe cases, the kidneys can’t keep up with the resulting volumes of diluted urine. Water intoxication then occurs, possibly causing headache, vomiting and in rare instances, seizures or death. But that’s a pretty extreme situation. On a normal, day-to-day basis, maintaining a well hydrated system is easy to manage for those of us fortunate enough to have access to clean drinking water. For a long time, conventional wisdom said that we should drink eight glasses a day. That estimate has been fine-tuned. Now the consensus is that the amount of water we need to imbibe depends
I have dry skin issues and I find that if I get all of my water in each day, my skin is moist and more elastic. Over-hydration won’t make wrinkles go away, but dehydration will make your skin look dry and wrinkled. Once you have the proper amount of hydration, your kidneys kick in and dispose of any excess fluid. Fluids actually transport the waste from your cells and your kidneys play a part in that as well. You know you are getting the proper amount of fluids when your urine is flowing freely, is light in color and has no odor. If you chronically drink too little water you are at higher risk of getting kidney stones. Another great benefit of proper hydration is that it helps prevent constipation. When you are low on fluids, your colon draws fluid from your stools to maintain proper hydration and this cause the stools to be dry which in turn causes
The core assumptions of the Health Belief Model (HBM) are based on the premise that a person will develop a health behavior and is willing to take action to avoid the occurrence of the disease. Furthermore, the person needs to believe that they have the possibility of developing the disease, that they can avoid the disease, that the cost of the change outweighs the benefit and that the person can effectively implement the recommended behavior. Furthermore, the major concepts of the HBM are perceived severity, perceived benefit, perceived barriers, cues to action and self-efficacy (de Chesnay and Anderson, 2016, p. 155-156).