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Hyponatremia of exercise


There is little doubt that proper hydration benefits physiologic function, performance, and health. There is also little doubt that excessive drinking can create a potentially lifethreatening situation. It appears that excessive fluid intake is the primary cause in most cases of hyponatremia in athletes. Hyponatremia can be prevented by educating athletes about proper hydration practices and adequate sodium intake.

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Murray, B., Eichner, E.R. Hyponatremia of exercise. Curr Sports Med Rep 3, 117–118 (2004).

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  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Total Body Water
  • Plasma Sodium
  • Excessive Drinking
  • Plasma Sodium Concentration