Keeping the Glass Half Full - Page 5
|Hydration: HIGH||Hydration: OK||Hydration: LOW|
|Hyponatremia w overhydration—DANGEROUS!||Hyponatremia||Hyponatremia w dehydration|
|Likelihood: Moderate||Likelihood: Mild form is common||Likelihood: Rare|
|→Weight is up a few pounds or more||→Weight is normal||→Weight down a few pounds or more|
|→Wrists and hands are puffy||→Stomach is queasy, with poor food acceptance||→Thirst is high, and salty foods taste good|
|→Nausea, stomach sloshing, possible vomiting||→Wrists may be puffy||→Mouth is dry—can't spit|
|→Thirst is low, and salty foods taste very good||→Salty foods taste good||→May have cramping|
|→Mental confusion, odd behavior||→Thirst is normal||→Skin is dry and may tent if pinched|
|→Mouth is moist—can spit||→Mouth is moist—can spit||→May have dizziness when standing up|
|→Urination may be voluminous and crystal clear||→May have cramping|
|Causes: Overhydration, insufficient sodium intake||Causes: Insufficient electrolyte intake||Causes: Insufficient drinking, no electrolyte intake|
|What to do: Drink only to wet mouth until weight is normal, then correct any sodium deficit.||What to do: Increase electrolyte intake until stomach feels OK||What to do: Take electrolytes and drink sports drink or water.|
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