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Bonus From Your Blood Pressure Med: Fewer Fractures?

Posted 21 Nov 2016 by

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 – High blood pressure and weakened bones are two big health issues for seniors. Now, new data suggests that one class of drugs might help protect against both. The study of thousands of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Medicare patients found that anti-hypertension meds called thiazide diuretics also seemed to lower odds of a patient suffering a hip or pelvic fracture, compared ...

Water: Can It Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

Posted 3 Nov 2016 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 – Dehydration is a familiar foe for endurance athletes, and one that will be on the minds of every participant in Sunday's New York City Marathon. But did you know that drinking too much water can be potentially fatal, particularly if not treated properly? And you don't have to be an elite athlete like a marathoner to fall victim to what doctors call water intoxication. ...

Americans Getting Adequate Water Daily, CDC Finds

Posted 26 Apr 2016 by

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 – Americans' worries about not being properly hydrated may be unfounded: A new government report finds most are getting enough water each day. The data, from the U.S. National Health Nutrition Examination Survey for 2009 to 2012, found that adult men take in 117 ounces of water daily, on average – more than 14 cups. For women, the number is 93 ounces, or almost 12 cups ...

For 'Ironman' Athletes, Study Shows Danger of Too Much Water

Posted 10 Mar 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 – Long-distance triathletes who drink too much water during competition may end up with dangerously low blood sodium levels, new research warns. Researchers in Germany who tested nearly 1,100 competitors in the annual Ironman European Championships found more than 10 percent had developed this condition – called hyponatremia. In its most severe form, hyponatremia can be ...

Endurance Athletes Should Only Drink When Thirsty, Experts Say

Posted 30 Jun 2015 by

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 – Endurance athletes or those who are very physically active should drink plenty of water – but only when they feel thirsty, new expert recommendations say. Athletes should listen to their body and drink water as needed to prevent a potentially deadly condition called exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) or "water intoxication." The new guidelines were developed at the ...

Water: Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Deadly for Athletes

Posted 5 Sep 2014 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 – The recent deaths of two high school football players highlight the danger faced by athletes if they drink too much water or too many sports drinks, a new study says. The players died of exercise-associated hyponatremia, which occurs when athletes drink lots of fluids even when they're not thirsty. Too much fluid intake causes cells to swell with water, resulting in ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Samsca (tolvaptan): Drug Warning - Potential Risk of Liver Injury

Posted 29 Jan 2013 by

ISSUE: Otsuka and FDA notified healthcare professionals of significant liver injury associated with the use of Samsca. In a double-blind, 3-year, placebo-controlled trial in about 1400 patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) and its open-label extension trial, 3 patients treated with the drug developed significant increases in serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) with ...

Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study

Posted 10 Sep 2012 by

MONDAY, Sept. 10 – An electrolyte disorder increases the risk of complications and death within 30 days after surgery, a large new study finds. The study, which used information from a U.S. surgery database, was published online Sept. 10 in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine. Patients with the disorder, called preoperative hyponatremia, have low sodium levels in the blood. Previous ...

Study Sees Link Between Low Salt Levels, Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Posted 22 Nov 2010 by

SATURDAY, Nov. 20 – New research links lower-than-normal levels of sodium (salt) in the blood to a higher risk of broken bones and falls in older adults. Even mildly decreased levels of sodium can cause problems, the researchers contend. "Screening for a low sodium concentration in the blood, and treating it when present, may be a new strategy to prevent fractures," study co-author Dr. Ewout J. ...

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urea, tolvaptan, Samsca, sodium acetate, ure-Na