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A 43-year-old female asked:

How do you increase sodium levels?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Don't treat labs: The labs are to help your physician identify disease. If you are running a low sodium level and do not know why, you have addison's until proved otherwise. It's not all that likely, but people do get it, and it does get missed. I won't trouble you with other possibilities, and if the value is only slightly below reference range (most-but-not-all healthy couch potatoes), you can ignore it.

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