If you’re running more than 4 hours and are drinking more than 27 oz. of fluid, you could be producing a dangerous depletion of sodium that could lead to death. Women are much more prone to sodium that could lead to death. Women are much more prone to this condition than men, possibly because they tend to drink more fluid for their body weight than men. Symptoms of this condition include the following, but none may be present:
- Swelling of hands (to twice the normal size)
- Cramping in legs
- Significant loss of concentration
- Diarrhea or vomiting – if exercising for more than 4 hours and suffering from either, get help immediately
Here’s how to prevent this dangerous condition:
- Drink no more than 27 oz. of fluid in an hour
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication before or during a run of more than 4 hours
- Talk to your doctor about any medication you are taking-mentioning hyponatremia and that you plan to run more than 4 hours. Follow the doctor’s advice concerning medication issues
- If you cramp regularly, ask your doctor if you can take a salt tablet during exercise (SUCCEED is a good one)
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