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What are some effects of too much salt & not enough water on the human body in extreme heat?

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Thirst, confusion

The result of excess salt with inadequate water will be hypernatremia and low intravasculare volume.
This will cause extreme thirst, mental status changes and low blood pressure. Unless reversed death will result. Heat will exacerbate this situation by adding to the water loss.

In brief: Thirst, confusion

The result of excess salt with inadequate water will be hypernatremia and low intravasculare volume.
This will cause extreme thirst, mental status changes and low blood pressure. Unless reversed death will result. Heat will exacerbate this situation by adding to the water loss.
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