General weakness, nervous disorders, weight loss, a hunger for salt, cramps and digestive upset may be experienced. Other symptoms can include vomiting and elevated blood urea, especially during times of hot, sultry weather. If exhausted adrenal glands are the root cause of the deficiency and sodium leaves through the urine, potassium will be left in the cells, resulting in greater weakness of the muscles, slowed contraction time and partial or com plete paralysis of certain muscles. Psychological symptoms may include hysterical behavior and mental depression. In addition, hair may begin falling out, there may be loss of smell, and glasses may have to be changed often.
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