hyponatremia

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hyponatremia

[‚hī·pə·nə′trē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Subnormal or reduced blood sodium levels.
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Salt is lost through urine and sweat and a salt deficiency results in muscle cramp.
In most cases no underlying cause can be found, but it's important to rule out treatable causes such as thyroid disease, diabetes, salt deficiency, side-effects of prescribed drugs such as water tablets, and liver disease.
Experts at the National Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, near Falmouth in Cornwall, said that in freshwater rivers like the Severn a seal could survive for six to seven weeks before developing a salt deficiency. Centre manager Mr Mike Salt said: "He or she will search for other fish but when the food supply dries up, it will probably turn and swim back to the sea."