total body water

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to·tal bod·y wa·ter (TBW),

the sum of intracellular water and extracellular water (volume); about 60% of body weight.
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to·tal bod·y wa·ter

(tō'tăl bod'ē waw'tĕr)
Sum of intracellular and extracellular water (volume); about 60% of body weight.
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Q. I have found that my body weight has high proportion of water in total weight.. I have found that my body weight has high proportion of water in total weight, and it makes me to take less water and there by increasing my thirst, which in turn stresses my body a lot, what can I do to reduce this problem…..?

A. Your body has a way of compensating when it is lacking something. When you are dehydrated, your body will retain fluids, hence the excess water.
drink plenty of water daily and you will find that you will lose this puffiness as your body adjusts to getting what it needs.

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Smith, "Measurement of total body water by bioelectrical impedance in chronic renal failure," European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol.
Gachon et al., "Bioelectrical impedance analysis measurements of total body water and extracellular water in healthy elderly subjects," International Journal of Obesity, vol.
Total body waters (TBWs), fat masses (FMs), fat-free masses (FFMs), and basal metabolism rates (BMRs) were measured via bioimpedance analysis.
After age 40 years, mean total body water decreases in relation to body weight, yet sex difference body weight percentages remain.
Parameter Mean SD Min Max Direct method Total body water (1), kg 8.90 3.95 3.31 15.5 Water empty body composition, kg 8.49 3.70 3.25 14.9 TOH space TOH space, kg 11.2 5.02 3.91 18.4 (1) water empty body composition plus water in the gastrointestinal tract content.
Significant differences in body composition between females and males referred to fat-free mass (kg) (Z = 3.1627, p = 0.0016), muscle mass (kg) (Z = 3.7421, p = 0.0002), visceral fat (Z = 1.9892, p = 0.0467), total body water (kg) (Z = 3.7428, p = 0, 0002), and total body water (%) (Z = 2.8257, p = 0.0047).
No significant group x time interactions were noted for total body mass (p = 0.28, effect size = 0.11), total body water (p = 0.31, effect size = 0.11), lean mass (p = 0.55, effect size = 0.12), fat mass (p = 0.96, effect size = 0.10), RF CSA (p = 0.70, effect size = 0.10), and lower-body strength (p = 0.58, effect size = 0.13).
Cooey's wireless body fat analyser estimates a user's body fat, total body water percentage, bone mass, muscle mass and works similarly in terms of data sharing,
The body fat (BF) and total body water (TBW) percentages were also assessed.
This test takes just a few minutes to analyze your body in five ways: Body Composition Analysis is the sum of your Body Fat Mass and Lean Body Mass, which is made up of Dry Lean Mass and Total Body Water. Obesity Analysis shows the percent of body fat compared to body weight.
"It's important for people to understand their body composition analysis as it gives an in-depth view of their current state of health that includes muscle mass, body fat mass, total body water, protein, fat free mass, mineral, percentage body fat, waist hip ratio, basal metabolic rate, muscle and fat control," he said.

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