Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper about the effects of dehydration. Include answers to the following:

o Why is water essential to health maintenance?

o What are the functions of water in the body?

o What happens to the body when it does not get the water it needs?

o Compare and contrast how different electrolytes—sodium, potassium, and chloride—function in the body.

o What effects can alcohol and caffeine have on hydration levels in the body?

o What steps can people take to ensure they do not become dehydrated?

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