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How come I have strong cravings for sodium?

How come I have strong cravings for sodium?

We all do!: Most humans did not live close to the ocean. Salt was venerated, almost as vauable as gold. Food (natural) as avaiable, contained little sodium. Over 10, 000s of years we developed a survival taste for salt. Too bad it has not left us! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dietary Sodium (Definition)

Dietary sodium is a necessary electrolyte. However, minimal amounts of sodium is needed each day because our kidneys are very good at holding onto it. On the other hand, a diet that is too high in sodium can cause high blood pressure because the excess sodium causes fluid retention, which increases the amount of blood in our blood vessels and ...Read more


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What causes low sodium in the blood?

What causes low sodium in the blood?

Many causes!: Drinking beer to excess. Drinking water to excess. Poor adrenal gland functioning (addison's). Certain medications, usually for psychiatric issues. And many more! ...Read more

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What is tolmetin sodium for?

What is tolmetin sodium for?

Treating pain.: Tolmetin (tolectin) is a pain releiever of the NSAID class, such as motrin! ...Read more

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Information on methotrexate sodium tabs?

Information on methotrexate sodium tabs?

Ask for injectable: Mtx tabs are 2.5mg. Taken orally, they are in the gut @600x that will be in the blood strea. Absorption is variable-40-90%. Then to the liver which sees 400x that which will be diluted out. None of these are significant issues when given by a weekly subcutaneous injection. Mtx is a valuable drug for inflammatory arthritis, psoriasis, and many autoimmune diseases. I only gibe it subcu! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Meclofenamate sodium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Meclofenamate sodium allergy?

Allergy or rxn?: True allergies do occur. Most people with problems experience adverse reactions. You did not mention what issues you had! ...Read more

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Diclofenac sodium good for diebatic patient or not?

Diclofenac sodium good for diebatic patient or not?

It could be used: The most common side effects of diclofenac involve the gastrointestinal system. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. The risk may be greater if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family history of heart disease, or conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. ...Read more

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What should the daily intake of carbs, fibre, protein, sodium, and fat be for a 19 year old female who is 5'5 and weighs about 110 pounds?

What should the daily intake of carbs, fibre, protein, sodium, and fat be for a 19 year old female who is 5'5 and weighs about 110 pounds?

Variable! : Are you an apple or pear? Certainly lower carbs( starches & sugars), and increase protein intake to 100mg per day. Sodium intake: less than 3 grams. Fiber intake should be 20-25g per day. Caloric intake is dependent on physical activity. Make sure your fat intake is mono vs poly unsaturated vs saturated. These are universal guidelines. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of green tea extract capsule to pravastatin sodium & diltiazem?

What is the side effect of green tea extract capsule to pravastatin sodium & diltiazem?

None.: Green tea powder is a potent anti-oxidant and will not interfere with pravastatin or diltiazem. ...Read more

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What food is high in carbs and potassium, but low on sodium and calories?

What food is high in carbs and potassium, but low on sodium and calories?

Most grains.: Most grains are high in carbs and low in sodium, unless added. All are high in potassium. ...Read more

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Are some people more sensitive to salt?

Are some people more sensitive to salt?

Yes!: Many people. Generally black americans are more salt sensitive, but many indiduals crossing ethnic and racial divedes are. Most people should decrease salt( sodium) intake and increase potassium intake. That is good nutritional support. ...Read more

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Does too much salt cause pain when having sex?

Does too much salt cause pain when having sex?

It should not!: Probably not, but too much salt regularly is a health issue to be avoided! ...Read more

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Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Bad Cholesterol: People who have poor lipid profiles despite having a good diet and regular exercise may have a family history of abnormal cholesterol. These patients tend to have a profound improvement with medication intervention. ...Read more

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If you lose bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) through diarrhea to below range levels- does the body start leaching bicarb from muscles?

If you lose bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) through diarrhea to below range levels- does the body start leaching bicarb from muscles?

To some extent, but.: Your blood becomes acidic and you buffer the acid with the calcium in your bones! also, Lactic Acid during exertion will build up more quickly in physical activity! ...Read more

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If I have mitral regurgitation, will I get a heart failure/attack if I get too puffy from salt?

If I have mitral regurgitation, will I get a heart failure/attack if I get too puffy from salt?

Mitral regurg?: Mitral regurgitation itself, if severe, causes chf. Any body with sigficant mr, should diminsh there salt intake. Actually good advice for everyone. ...Read more

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I'm 16 should I lift weights?

I'm 16 should I lift weights?

Yes, if...: You have hit puberty and are physically growing. This is the best time in your life to lift weights, since you have the confluence of naturally high growth hormone and rising testosterone. If you do not lift now, you can never catch up with the gains you'l make later! but, never lift heavy alone! ...Read more

Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Imipenem And Cilastatin Sodium (Definition)

Imipenem|cilastatin sodium is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more