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is water better than gatorade for low sodium

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is not reno-protective. However, high acid levels in the blood affect heart function, muscle fun ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: And regular amounts of salt in your food.Dont overdo it though
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sports drinks: You are better off w/water. Sports drinks can contain sugar, artificial colors, sodium, etc. An alternative to water would be lemonade or iced tea y ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
Water restrictions: There are 2 ways of treating this 1- restricting water intake 2- taking sodium tablets either way this is a very serious medical issue it should be d ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jim Trione
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Seems serious : Usually we get very concerned about a sodium less than 120. There is a high chance for you to have a seizure at levels around 110-115 or lower. Yes, ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
FInd out why: I trust you are not taking a diuretic for some reason, and i trust you do not have inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion due to porphyria or some ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Polydypsia: it is very difficult to abort normal homeostatic mechanisms in the reported manner ,forcing the issue will lead to serious consequence; why do you ask ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Hyponatremia is: very uncommon with just an episode of vomiting unless it is very prolonged, and by then most people would have sought medical attention. Heavily salte ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Water excess: Hi. Hyponatremia is virtually ALWAYS due to water excess, NOT sodium deficiency. Depending on how LOW below normal your sodium is, correction may have ... Read More
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Confused: Two things: 1: Please call your mother's doctor! 2: Consider a consult with a Psychologist. Please keep me posted. PS: I have two brothers with fami ... Read More
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