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Posted by: pete | 2007/12/12

electrolites

Are there any symptoms to watch out for when electrolites are washed out by drinking too much water?

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Dear Pete
The symptoms of electrolyte depletion can vary from a slight tremor in the muscles, to cramps, nausea, and vomiting and even include total collapse. Irregular heatbeats, an increase in body temperature, and tiredness can also occur. The marathon runners that collapse at the end of the Comrades often suffer from electrolyte depletion.
Rather be careful and drink water in moderation.
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DietDoc

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