Posted by Aileen
on July 25, 2000 at 04:07:43:
In Reply to: Hypernitrania posted by Roberta on July 13, 2000 at 09:45:10:
: trying to find out what this word means.
Do you perhaps mean hyponatraemia? This means low sodium. I am familiar with it as a condition in runners that drink too much water. Basically what happens is that the body loses its ability to regulate its salt levels. In ultra runners it can simply be due to over ingestion of water without any salt in it. Its quite serious and can also be brought about by some meds - eg I think diuretics. The opposite would be hypernatraemia and is high sodium.