Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Initially Silent Compensation Mechanisms

Associated With Dehydration

When the human body becomes dehydrated, the physiological processes that establish are the same ones that occurs when coping with stress. Dehydration equals stress, and once stress establishes, there is an associated mobilization of primary materials from the body stores. This process "mop up" some of the water reserves of the body. Consequently, dehydration causes stress, and stress causes further dehydration.

In stress, several hormonal overrides become operative. The body assumes a crisis situation and begins to mobilize for a fight-or-flight response. The body does not seem to recognize the social transformation of humans. It assesses all situations of stress as though a fight-or-flight stance has to be maintained, even with stresses associated work in an office. Several strong hormones are secreted and remain "triggered" until the body gets out of its stressful situation. These hormones are mainly endorphins, cortisone release factor, prolactin, vasopressin, and renin-angiotensin.

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