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what happens if athletes drink too much water and don't get enough salt?

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Dr. Srikanth Mahavadi
Specializes in Podiatry
Dehydration: Not having enough electrolytes due to high intake of water with subsequent urination. Drinking plain water can also dehydrate cause host of problems. Always mix with Gatorade or others in between.
Answered on Feb 16, 2015

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Bloating: Not really. You need to lie low on the sodium

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