THE EFFECT OF SALT LOADING DIET ON THE INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE

AMIRAM SHAPIRO*, YAIR SHAPIRO, RAPHAEL UDASSIN, YEHUDA SHOENFELD, FRED KONIKOFF

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Abstract

Salt tablets are habitually ingested by some people while doing physical exercise in hot climate, in order to prevent sodium depletion. The effect of supplementary salt on the intraocular pressure was investigated on 5 healthy acclimatized subjects who rode a bicycle ergometer at temperature of 35°C and relative humidity of 40%. A significant decrease of 1.0 mmHg in their mean intraocular pressure was detected when 10.2 gm NaCl was added daily to the normal diet. The pressure reduction was associated with changes of the body fluid balance. 1982 Institution Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalActa Ophthalmologica
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1982

Keywords

  • blood electrolytes
  • body temperature
  • intraocular pressure
  • salt loading diet
  • submaximal work load

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