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A 26-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of sodium deficiency?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
None or many: Some people have mild hyponatremia without any problems. But some people can get confused, disoriented, have convulsions have change in behavior and more. Depending how fast or slow the pt. Developed the hyponatremia we have to replace the sodium fast or slow. Fluid intake must be restricted. Intraveonous solutions with sodium could be given in emergencies to replace the sodium faster.
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Many: Some people with an acute change in the salt level may have seizures. Sedation and confusion are other common symptoms.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

What are the signs and symptoms of a sodium deficiency?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Sodium deficiency: Low BP, thirst, wight loss, vomiting, confusion, coma, cramps, seizures, death.
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