This article is a supplement to my extensive post on scrotal infusion
What exactly is saline? Saline = Sodium Chloride + Water
Sodium chloride is the chemical name for salt, mainly used to treat or prevent sodium loss caused by dehydration, excessive sweating, or other causes. Sodium is an electrolyte that regulates the amount of water in your body, also plays a part in nerve impulses and muscle contractions.
What does sodium do to the body:
Sodium ions help control the transport of water and carry electrical impulses in nerves. Adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day (2.4g sodium) – that’s around 1 teaspoon. Because sodium helps the body to maintain blood pressure and to keep a normal fluid level within the body so when a person does not consume enough sodium, their blood pressure can become too low or it may be tough for their body to retain enough fluid. Too much sodium will result in high blood pressure. That is why we have to be careful when doing infusion play.
Here’s a checklist for people who cannot receive an infusion
If you are on a restricted sodium diet due to health reasons
Any type of oedema
Swelling in the ankles, feet and legs is often caused by a build-up of fluid in these areas, called oedema. Oedema is caused by excess fluid becoming trapped in the body’s tissues, and this is often caused by fluid leaking from the bloodstream. Therefore, many of the causes of oedema have to do with things that affect the patient’s circulation.
If you have a kidney problem
High sodium can increase blood pressure and, in turn, harm your kidneys.
The kidneys require a balance of sodium and potassium in the body to pull the water across the wall from the bloodstream into a collecting channel in the kidney. A high salt diet will alter this sodium balance, causing the kidneys to have reduced function and remove less water resulting in higher blood pressure. Although saline is intramuscular, it will be absorbed by the tissue enter the bloodstream and eventually the heart.
If you have high blood pressure
Over time, excessive sodium intake can lead to high blood pressure (hypertension), which stiffens and narrows the blood vessels. Blood and oxygen flow to key organs decreases. The heart tries harder to pump blood throughout the body, which further increases blood pressure.
If you are taking blood-thinning tablets
Because sodium causes the body to retain water, it can counteract the effect of diuretics that rid your body of fluid build-up.
I hope this will give you a bit of insight and the potential risks of infusion play.
Be honest with your Domme/play partner to avoid any accidents.
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