Global warming could increase the risk of low blood sodium


More cases of excessive sweating due to increased global temperatures could be one of the causes of hyponatraemia. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

Global warming is likely to increase the number of people requiring hospitalisation due to critically low sodium levels in the blood – a condition known as hyponatraemia.

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden projects that a temperature rise of 2°C would increase the burden on hospitals from this condition by almost 14%.

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