Water is everywhere. It covers 71% of the earths surface or about 139 million square miles. The water that we drink, bath in, and swim in is over 4 billion years old. The rain that falls on us is the same rain that formed the oceans, wet the dinosaurs and washed the Roman Empire. It is the same water, recycled again and again. It is also essential to life, and a nutrient we perhaps take for granted. Water is Vital to Life We are regularly losing water through our lungs, skin, urine, and feces. The body cannot store water and must be replenished daily to perform the necessary metabolic functions. Water is needed to maintain the health of all the cells in the body, maintain the proper liquidity of the bloodstream, regulate body temperature, moisten mucus membranes, lubricate joints, aid digestion, and carry oxygen to the cells. Water and the Bariatric Patient Water might be the most important stimulus for both weight loss and keeping weight off. Water is an appetite suppressant and hel...
We take it for granted and perhaps do not recognize the many properties of water. Open the tap, and here it comes. Travel to the shore front and there it is, oceans and oceans of the stuff. It fills rivers and streams. It fills the shelves of markets and convenience stores. It falls on golfers who shake an angry fist and lament that their day on the green is ruined.
Just imagine how ruined all our days would be if it never rained. To state the obvious, water is vital. How Much Water Should I Drink?
For as long as I can remember we have been told to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day -- more if you exercise heavily but less if you drink other beverages frequently. That seems a bit outdated to me. More recently, t he Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that men should consume about 3.7 liters (about 13 cups) of water daily and women should consume about 2.7 liters (about 9 cups) .
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Generic Name: CEFAZOLIN - INJECTION Pronounced: (sef-A-zoe-lin) Cefazolin sodium-sterile Water IV Precautions
Before using cefazolin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to it; or to other cephalosporins; or to penicillins; or if
you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients,
which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist
for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
stomach/intestinal diseases (e.g., colitis)
Kidney function declines as you grow older. This
medication is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, elderly people may be at
greater risk for side effects while using this drug.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this
This medication passes into breast milk and may have
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