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A 38-year-old male asked about a 68-year-old male:

Sodium is 132...is it alarming?

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
It depends: It depends mainly how fast it dropped . If it is sudden drop , sure it is alarming . If it is chronic , then it should not be
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Slightly abnormal.: The normal range for sodium is 135-145 mmol/l. A better indicator is how long it has been in this range, is it stable, and are you on any medications that can cause this.

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