Dilutional Hyponatremia is also called as water Intoxication.
Covid warriors: Take care of electrolytes
This is fatal, and can we imagine, drinking more water is dangerous and costs life of a person. Yes, it is true. This may be attributed to Dilutional Hyponatremia.
Working in PPE Kits leads to severe Dehydration along with loss of electrolytes and is almost equivalent to an athlete loosing salt from his body while running and require an electrolyte solution. All health warriors need to concentrate on electrolytes replacement as mere taking water after hectic duty with PPE may lead to Dilutional Hyponatremia. (A Silent Killer).
Hospitals need to think upon providing restrooms with adequate time and also resources available such as electrolyte solutions, which are readily available or else, ORS mixed water. It’s better to monitor health by atleast sending lab investigation once a week to determine electrolyte levels and KFT.
The above link explains clearly about Dilutional Hyponatremia in Ascitis.
I suspect, Health Warriors, who are lost at young age, or those who develop dizziness, or getting sick is not just because of covid exposure, but also due to severe dyselectrolymia.
It’s always better to give electrolytes enriched liquids, else ORS mixed water, immediately after removing PPE Kit in a safe area for having Food and replace electrolytes.
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