Preventing Hyponatremia

I am the judgment expert that writes often. About a month ago, I had to go to the hospital after a seizure caused me to pass out. At the hospital they said I had hyponatremia (water intoxication). I had been consuming too much liquids, and that dropped my sodium levels to a dangerous degree. I quickly recovered, and have had no more seizures, and I have stopped the horrible (for me) anti-seizure medicine.

I had no idea that I had been drinking too much liquids and am now really careful not to drink too much. Usually, the media and advertising messages are to stay well hydrated. In 2007, some woman died in some contest for who could drink the most water the quickest.

Water intoxication happens after a person drinks so much water or liquid that their sodium levels get diluted to the point that sodium cannot do it’s job in their cells.

Electrolytes are salt ions (atoms with an overall positive or negative charge) that our cells use to move nerve messages and fluids in and out of cells inside our bodies. Without electrolytes, the body cannot function. Hyponatremia causes an electrolyte imbalance which reduces levels of our sodium ions, which causes water intoxication.

Take water intoxication seriously as it can be fatal. Hyponatremia can usually be cured by medical treatments, but it usually takes several days, usually at a hospital.

In addition to drinking too much water, hyponatremia can also be caused by severe burns, excessive sweating, excessive sweating, severe burns, severe dehydration, and some liver and kidney problems, and rare diseases and conditions.

Death occurs when there is too much damage to your cells due to reduced sodium levels. Sodium is a positively charged ion. Sodium’s main function in our bodies is to help circulate the fluids within and outside of your cells.

Cells actively maintain a specific sodium concentration in our bodies. Cells keep sodium levels at the correct level by moving electrolytes and water in and out to either increase or dilute sodium levels in the body fluids. If someone drinks a tremendous quantity of liquids (especially without electrolytes) quickly, the cells can’t deal with the depleted sodium levels.

The amount of water one has to consume before water intoxication occurs varies with every person. Symptoms of water intoxication might look like the symptoms of alcohol abuse; including nausea, vomiting, and altered mental state. Other symptoms could include headaches, muscle weakness, convulsions, and seizures. Death may occur due to swelling of the brain.

Athletes are more familiar with hyponatremia than the average person, and they find sports drinks may help to prevent water intoxication.

Mark D. Shapiro – Judgment Broker – – where Judgments go to get Recovered!

Preventing Hyponatremia