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Elderly people may expose themselves to health problems by sticking to a low salt diet claims researchers from the Department of Geriatrics at the University of Witten-Herdecke in Germany. Hyponatraemia or low sodium levels in blood can cause tiredness, lack of concentration, loss of balance, confusion and ultimately coma. Up to 10% of the elderly may have sub-acute sodium deficiency causing symptoms like hallucinations, muscle cramps and incontinence.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Onlypunjab
About: Low salt diet may be inappropriate for elderly people
Date: 16 October 2004
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