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Water & The Major Minerals Chapter 12. Water & the Body Fluids Water – Makes up 60% (3/5) of adults body weight. Higher for children – Makes up 75% (3/4)

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1 Water & The Major Minerals Chapter 12

2 Water & the Body Fluids Water – Makes up 60% (3/5) of adults body weight. Higher for children – Makes up 75% (3/4) of lean muscle. 25% (1/4) of fat – Males have more water (more lean muscle) Females, the elderly, obese have less

3 Water & the Body Fluids Water in body fluids: – Carries nutrients & waste products through the body. – Maintains structure of large molecules. – Participates in metabolic reactions. – Serves as a solvent so substances can participate in metabolic reactions. – Acts as a lubricant & cushion around joints, inside eyes, in the spinal cord, & as amniotic sac during pregnancy. – Aids in regulation of body temperature. – Maintains blood volume.

4 Water Balance & Recommended Intakes Fluid inside cell – Intracellular fluid Fluid outside cell – Extracellular fluid Interstitial fluid – Fluid surrounding cells Composition between the two differs. Composition in each remains constant under normal conditions.

5 Water Balance & Recommended Intakes Water intake – Influenced by thirst & satiety Sensed by hypothalamus & nerves.

6 Water Balance – Dehydration : loss of water & loss not replaced. Symptoms: – Water intoxication (rare) : excessive water consumption, may result due to a kidney disorder which reduces the amount of urine produced. Symptoms Hyponatremia

7 Water Balance

8 Water Sources – Nearly all foods contain water – Water is produced during cellular respiration & during condensation reactions.

9 Water Balances Water losses – Body must excrete a minimum of 500 mL (~ 2 cups) of urine a day. Reason – Water is also lost As sweat From lungs as vapor In feces – Average daily losses

10 Water Balance Water Recommendations – Water needs vary depending on diet, environmental conditions, activity, & humidity. – Sometimes expressed in proportion to amount of energy expended under average environmental conditions. For a person that expends 2000 kcal a day, the amount is 2 – 3 L (8 – 12 cups). – Agrees with AI for total amount set by DRI. If physically active or a hot day, a person will probably need more.

11 Water Balance Water Recommendations (continued) – Any beverage can meet fluid needs. Caffeinated beverages – Caffeine acts as a diuretic. » Causes more water to be lost. – People can consume it to meet daily fluid needs, however. Alcohol – Acts as a diuretic. – Should not be used to meet daily fluid needs.

12 Water Balance Health Effects of Water – Protection against – Hard or Soft Water makes a difference

13 Water Balance Bottled water – people may think its better & safer. – Not necessarily true in US. Distilled water – Has all minerals removed. Natural water – Comes from spring or well – Mineral content may not be changed. Mineral water – Comes from spring or well – Contains more minerals. Minerals give it unique taste. – Usually has higher sodium content.

14 Blood Volume & Blood Pressure Kidneys are major control for homeostasis of body fluids. – Kidneys regulate blood volume which influences blood pressure. – Kidneys reabsorb needed substances. – Kidneys excrete metabolic wastes with some water.

15 Nephron (p. 387)

16 Blood Volume & Blood Pressure ADH (antidiuretic hormone) – Released – Action

17 Blood Volume Regulation (p. 388)

18 Blood Volume & Blood Pressure Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone

19 Fluid & Electrolyte Balance Dissociation of Salt in Water – Mineral salts dissociates (separates) into ions when dissolved in water. Ions - – Positive ions called cations. – Negative ions called anions. Electrolytes – salts that dissolve in water & dissociate into ions. conduct electrical currents.

20 Fluid & Electrolyte Balance Dissociation of Salt in Water (continued) – Electrolyte Balance Major extracellular ions Major intracellular ions

21 Fluid & Electrolyte Balance Electrolytes attract water – Water has net charge of zero. – Water is polar molecule Hydrogen Oxygen

22 Fluid & Electrolyte Balance Water Follows Electrolytes – Water moves across cell membranes when electrolytes move across. – Osmosis – Osmotic pressure

23 Osmosis (p. 391)

24 Fluid & Electrolyte Balance Proteins Regulate Flow of Fluids & Ions – Sodium –Potassium Pump (protein) Regulates Regulation of Fluid & Electrolyte Balance – GI tract & Kidneys regulate GI tract Kidneys

25 Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalances Different Solutes Lost by Different Routes – Solutes lost due to vomiting, sweating, bleeding or diarrhea Sodium and chloride – Adrenal gland tumor Oversecretion of aldosterone Kidneys may excrete too much potassim. – Uncontrolled diabetes Excretion of glucose

26 Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalances Replacing Lost Fluids & Electrolytes – Normal replacement of lost fluids Drink water – Severe cases ORT (oral rehydration therapy)

27 Acid – Base Balance Ions also regulate acidity of fluids. pH of body ( ) must be maintained otherwise life threatening situations result. – Examples Acidity is determine by H + 3 system defend against pH fluctuations

28 Acid-Base Balance Systems to prevent pH fluctuations – 1. Regulations by Buffers – 2. Regulation in the Lungs Raising & slowing respiration rate – 3.Regulation in Kidneys Reabsorb or excreting bicarbonate.

29 The Minerals - Overview Inorganic – Retain chemical identity – Remain in body until excreted – Cant be changed into anything else – Cant be destroyed by heat, air, acid, or mixing. Bodys Handling of Minerals

30 The Minerals - Overview Variable Bioavailability – Binders Found in some foods. – Prevent mineral absorption » Phytates » Oxalates

31 Sodium Sodium Roles in body – Maintains normal fluid electrolyte balance – Assists in nerve impulse conduction – Assists in muscle contraction Sodium & Hypertension

32 Sodium Sodium & Bone Loss – Calcium excretion increased with high salt intake. – See in summary: p. 397

33 Chloride Chloride Roles in Body – Maintains normal fluid & electrolyte balance. – Part of HCL – Necessary for proper digestion

34 Potassium Potassium Roles in Body – Maintains normal fluid & electrolyte balance. – Assists in may reactions. – Supports cell integrity – Assists in nerve impulse conduction. – Aids in muscle contraction. Potassium & Hypertension

35 Calcium Calcium Roles in Body – Mineralization of bones & teeth. – Involved in muscle contraction & relaxation. – Important in nerve functions, blood clotting, blood pressure.

36 Calcium Calcium in bones – As bones form, calcium forms hydroxyapatite on matrix of collagen. As mineralization continues, bones become denser & stronger. – Bones constantly remodeled. Bones gain & lose minerals Children gain more than they lose. – Teeth Formed in similar pattern, but they are not bone. Fluoride hardens & stabilizes the crystals of teeth

37 Calcium Calcium in body fluids – Extracellular fluids Helps maintain blood pressure – Reason Also participates in blood clotting. – Intracellular fluids Binds to proteins and activates them – Proteins participate in

38 Calcium Calcium & Disease Prevention – May protect against hypertension. Calcium & Obesity – May help maintain a healthy body weight.

39 Calcium Calcium balance – Involves hormones & vitamin D. – 3 organs respond whenever blood calcium levels rise or fall. Intestines, bones, kidneys Note figure , p. 401 – Calcium rigor – Calcium tetany

40 Calcium Calcium absorption – Factors to enhance absorption Acidity of stomach keeps Ca soluble. Vitamin D helps to make the calcium binding protein needed for absorption. – Factors that inhibit absorption (many that enhance also inhibit) Lack of stomach acid Vitamin D deficiency High phosphorus intake Phytates Oxalates

41 Calcium Calcium in Milk – Calcium most abundant in milk – Consequences of drinking too little milk. Calcium in other foods – Tofu – Almonds – Broccoli

42 Calcium Calcium Deficiency – Stunted growth in children – Osteoporosis in adults Toxicity Symptoms – Constipation – Risk of kidney stones – Interference with absorption of other minerals.

43 Phosphorus Phosphorus Roles in Body – Mineralization of bones & teeth – Part of every cell – Important in genetic material – Part of phospholipids – Used in energy transfer & in buffer systems Phosphorus Deficiency – Muscular weaaakness – Bone pain

44 Magnesium Roles in Body – Bone mineralizaiton – Building of proteins – Enyme action – Muscular contraction – Nerve impulse conduction Deficiency – Weakness – confusion

45 Sulfate Part of proteins Stabilizes protein shape – Disulfide bridges


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