Dehydration and respiratory rate

Dehydration and respiratory rate are related. Dehydration has been shown to increase the rate of respiratory rate in several species. This is due to the role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in controlling the rate of breathing in response to various physiological conditions. In general, the ANS is responsible for regulating the rate and…

What is hyponatremia?

Hyponatremia is a condition in which the blood has lower sodium in it. A substantial portion of runners have abnormally low serum sodium concentrations after completing a marathon. Excessive consumption of fluids, as evidenced by substantial weight gain while running, is the single most important factor associated with hyponatremia. Hyponatremia is a condition in which…