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Can sodium metabolism disorders be prevented?

While sodium metabolism disorders are sometimes the result of drugs or other conditions such as heart failure, diabetes, or kidney disease, cases of sodium metabolism disorders that are brought on by malnutrition and dehydration can be largely prevented. By following the FDA recommended guidelines for sodium intake and by drinking plenty of decaffeinated fluids every day (including at least six glasses of water), you can help to ensure that your fluid levels remain balanced. Physical activity can also help to prevent sodium metabolism disorders by maintaining circulation.

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How are the kidneys involved in sodium metabolism disorders?
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