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What is exertional hyponatremia?

Exertional hyponatremia is an abnormally low concentration of sodium in the blood. It typically results from an athlete ingesting more water or low-solute drinks and not replacing sodium that has been lost from sweating. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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