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A 35-year-old female asked:

What causes high urine sodium and normal blood sodium levels, and would such levels be related to recurrent episodes of hypokalemia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Diet: If you eat more sodium, you pee more of it out. If you drink less water, there is less in which to dissolve whatever sodium you have may taken in. Don't look for a deeper meaning here.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
High urine Na: High urine Na comes from eating too much salt (NACl) . This can cause low blood potassium and drug resistant blood pressure if your adrenal glands are making too much aldosterone. This is called Conn's Syndrome. Discuss with your Dr and consider the DASH diet.

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