Fluid balance is important in maintaining homeostasis in our body. The fluid lost should be more or less equal to the amount of fluids taken. To replenish the fluids lost through respiration, perspiration, and urination we drinks fluids or we get it from the food we ingest.
Imbalances could happen in our body. We could have water retention due to disease processes. This is an alteration in our normal homeostasis. The main goal when we have conditions like this is to treat the underlying cause why there is water retention. Aside from this, we also may need to use drugs to promote diuresis. Continue reading