Re: Sodium homeostasis...
Thomas Clarke (email@example.com)
2 Nov 1995 13:07:07 GMT
In article <60.3928.7295.0N1FC1C5@canrem.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (J. Moore) writes:
>Vi> Nevertheless, electrolyte loss through sweating is a problem, because
>Vi> people drink fresh water to replenish their fluid loss, so the net
>Vi> result is a constant fluid content, with fewer salts. Thus the advent
>Vi> of electrolytically balanced drinks for athletes.
>Vi> email@example.com <== faster % Pete Vincent
> Neither of these facts alter the fact that neither sweating
>or tears are useful means of ridding the body of excess sodium,
>and that this contrasts dramatically with the function of the
>renal system, which produces hypertonic urine and is therefore
>able to effectively rid the body of excess sodium.
Huh? Did I miss something? Sweat doesn't cause the loss of salt
and hence sodium?
You have never sweated?
I take your point that the primary purpose of sweating is not
sodium/salt regulation, but sweating can sure cause the loss