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A study of 23 healthy men subjected to prolonged bed rest showed that saline was an effective countermeasure for decrease blood volume and orthostatic intolerance associated with deconditioning.[1]

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  1. Takenaka, Katsu; Suzuki, Yoji; Uno, Kansei; Sato, Michiko; Komuro, Takako; Haruna, Yuichiro; Kobayashi, Hideyuki; Kawakubo, Kiyoshi; Sonoda, Makoto (Mar 1, 2002). "Effects of rapid saline infusion on orthostatic intolerance and autonomic tone after 20 days bed rest". The American Journal of Cardiology. 89 (5): 557–561. doi:10.1016/S0002-9149(01)02296-2. ISSN 0002-9149. 

orthostatic intolerance (OI) - The development of symptoms when standing upright, where symptoms are relieved upon reclining. Patients with orthostatic intolerance have trouble remaining upright for more than a few seconds or a few minutes, depending upon severity. In severe orthostatic intolerance, patients may not be able to sit upright in bed. Orthostatic intolerance is often a sign of dysautonomia. There are different types of orthostatic intolerance, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

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