PADDLERsmart! USA Knowledge Base
Module 05 - Emergency Preparedness
Although it may seem ironic, drinking too much water can also be dangerous for paddlers! Water intoxication is a result of too much water intake paired with excessive sweating. Water intoxication disturbs your body’s electrolyte balance by reducing the sodium content.
Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, headache, disorientation and changes in your mental state.
- Stop drinking water.
- Seek medical treatment immediately.