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Recognition of Hyponatremia in Athletes and Sporting Enthusiasts

Author: Noah Carpenter, MD

CE: 2 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Hyponatremia is the most common disorder of body fluid and electrolyte imbalance and can lead to a wide range of clinical symptoms that can become severe or even fatal. Many different conditions can lead to hyponatremia, imposing a high need for clinicians to be familiar with the possible causes, recognize the signs and symptoms, and be prepared to initiate immediate treatment according to the latest research and guidelines. The conditions that can lead to hyponatremia are discussed, as well as the current research and guidelines for prevention and treatment specific to athletes and exercise enthusiasts. Recommended precautions for individuals prescribed certain medications associated with drug-induced hyponatremia are included.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  1. Acute And Chronic Hyponatremia: A Review
  1. Algorithm Guidelines
  2. Laboratory Testing and Serum Tonicity
  1. Sporting Events and Hyponatremia
  1. Treatment of Hyponatremia
  1. Severe Hyponatremia
  2. Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome
  3. Mild and Asymptomatic Hyponatremia
  4. Medication and Fluid Management
  1. The Risks of Over-correcting Hyponatremia
  1. Hyponatremia with Underlying Comorbidity
  2. Regulation of Water Intake
  3. Osmoregulation and Vasopressin
  1. Case Study: Exercise-induced Hyponatremia
  1. Summary


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