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A 60-year-old male asked:

My husband has fought conjestive heart failure and low soduim and low potassium , is it safe to be 121 in sodium?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Not safe: Normal lab reference ranges may vary, but a sodium of 121 is likely low regardless of lab. A low sodium and potassium in setting of CHF is likely due to use of diuretics to help remove fluids from his lungs. His doctors should be able to help normalize his sodium and potassium levels, provided his heart condition can be stabilized and kidneys are functioning normally.

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Last updated Aug 12, 2016

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