Did Excessive Water Kill A Fit 22-Year-Old?
Today, via email, Dr. Mercola sent out a short article which appeared in the London newspaper entitled, “A lot of Water Can Kill Obviously any good Fit 22-Year-Old.”
The content stated that your 22-year-old London marathoner, David Rogers, a fitness instructor who completed the race in just 4 hours, collapsed after he crossed the completed line.
He was rushed for the hospital where, sadly, he died. This article suggested that Rogers died on account of hyponatremia, a lack of sodium as part of his body which can be a result of drinking too much water.
That is partly true and mostly false.
He was the ninth athlete in the 27-year good reputation for the London marathon to die. Almost 60 of this year’s over 36,000 runners appeared needing hospital treatment. Ambulance volunteers treated a lot more than 5,000 runners, generally for heat exhaustion and dehydration.
This article was correct when it stated that David Rogers collapsed and died from your insufficient sodium (hyponatremia) but was dead wrong on the cause! Drinking excessive water has not been explanation for David’s exhaustion and dehydration. The cause of death would have been a deficiency of sodium (hyponatremia) on account of systemic latent tissue acidosis, then compensated acidosis, lastly, decompensated acidosis.
Exactly what does this imply? The entire body will do everything to take care of the delicate pH in the blood at 7.365.
When you find yourself managing a marathon or substantially over-exercising, the entire body pulls water and alkalinity to the blood the way it throws acids out in the tissues. This is why you will get sore after exercising. This is called latent tissue acidosis or lactic acid acidosis.
Your body use or employ salt because major buffer with the increased metabolic acids. The formula is: NaCl + H2O + CO2 = NaHCO3 + HCL.
Because salt of the person is getting used up, acids continue to be increasing — particularly using a marathon.
The entire body tries to reduce the actual surplus acids through respiration, perspiration, urination or defecation. When using a marathon that you are expelling acids which might be buffered with salt through respiration and perspiration. This is the reason your sweat tastes salty. When the salt actually starts to run low, you feel light headedness, dizziness, brain fog, disorientation, muddle-thinking, fatigue, shallow breathing, to mention a few.
usually are not replenished, then a symptoms become worse and head over to exhaustion, passing out, asystole so death. So, therein particular acidic condition that any of us are dealing with, we aren’t “acidotic” in so many words, rather we have been base deficient. Because of this , 80 or 90-year-old parents are shrunk up, little people. They have no mineral stores left.