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Exercise induced electrolyte imbalance: Everything you need to know

About


A condition that results in excessive depletion of electrolytes from the body through sweating and urination.


A study showed that around 4-7% of the ambulatory population is affected by Hyponatremia



- The condition is a result of the imbalance between sodium and water in the body.
- Medical assistance is required to treat it.
- Laboratory medical tests are required for diagnosis.
- Can be fatal.


Exercising gives you the urge to drink more water and, as a result, the sodium content in your body gets diluted. The diluted sodium content is depleted quickly due to frequent urination and sweating during exercise. This depletion creates an unhealthy condition in the body because sodium helps in regulating the amount of water present in and around the cells in the body.


Ages affected: less than 19 - common, 20 to 65- most common, above 65 - more common.


Symptoms


Self-diagnosable
Nausea
Vomiting
Headache
Fatigue
Muscle cramps


People may experience
Drowsiness
Mental confusion
Seizures
Coma


Treatment


Self-care: Avoid exercising and any physical activity that cause sweating. Reduce the intake of water.


Medications: Intravenous fluids to increase sodium content and drugs to prevent the condition can be taken on your doctor's advice.


Specialists: Book an appointment with mfine to experience world class treatment system for a fit and healthy life.

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