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10/18/20 8:19 A

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I was just suggesting an alternative to salt since you have blood pressure issues. if you're suffering from hyponatremia you should see a medical professional.

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10/17/20 12:45 P

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Hyponatremia is a serious problem for runners. And electrolyte loss can be rapid. Earlier, I mentioned losing 1g of sodium / liter. It's troubling to consider that the typical on-course drink (Gatorade G2) restores less than half that level of sodium / liter. I don't see how a diet of electrolyte-rich veggies can be useful in this scenario.


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10/17/20 9:37 A

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I don't monitor my sodium levels although when I was a runner, the numbers were very low according to my blood test analysis. My doctor was not too concerned about it. Instead of salt, I tried eating more fruits and veggies that are naturally high in electrolytes.

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10/16/20 12:56 P

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Anyone track sodium lost during exercise? I've read studies that cite (roughly) 1 gram of sodium per liter of sweat as an average loss rate. To give that some real-world context, I drink about a liter of fluids when I run for 2 hours in warm weather.

Now that we're coming into cold weather, I'm not sweating anywhere close to that, don't feel thirsty so I'll drink less than half a liter. But I don't have any idea if I'm really losing sodium anyway. Maybe it's more concentrated in my lost sweat? Maybe I'm sweating and my clothes are so good at absorption that I don't notice?

Anyway, I'm wondering if I should increase the amount of sodium I consume. I normally keep it low because I have salt-sensitive high blood pressure.

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