Exercise Associated Hyponatraemia

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A recent coroner’s finding about the death of a Tasmanian bushwalker has reinforced the need for awareness of Exercise Associated Hyponatraemia, particularly in those participating in prolonged exercise and ultra-endurance events.   What is EAH? Exercise associated hyponatraemia is a condition of low blood sodium (salt) levels which can occur with exercise.  It can cause […]

Water Purification

Water boiling

Gastrointestinal disease (including diarrhoea) is very common in wilderness travelers.  The vast majority of these diseases are transmitted through contaminated food and water.  Several different organisms/pathogens are responsible for water-borne infection including bacteria (E.coli, Shigella, Campylobacter), Viruses (Hepatitis A, Norovirus), Protozoa (Giardia, Crypotosporidia) and occasionally Helminths (worms).  Whilst in many cases a trail ultramarathoner will […]