A 48-year-old female asked:
Is sodium 132 low? why do you retain water if low sodium? kidney and heart in great shape.
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Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Low sodium: You have what is known as a "dilutional hyponatremia" (d), "hyponatremia" means "low sodium". Your sodium (n) goes down because the same amount of n is found in an increased amount of fluid in the body. This is found in patients who have edema, or who takie in a large amount of water. Patients with d usually have edema, .
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Last updated Sep 7, 2019
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