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Buffered Salt Medication
How much salt HBP?: The recommended maximum is <1,500 mg sodium and >4,700 mg Potassium. Get the DASH diet book for guidance. ISBN 9780743410076 available as ebook for your computer. You can also get the app myfitnesspal and use it to track the sodium in what you eat. Suspect it will be a surprise to see how much you are getting.. ...Read more
What helps lower sodium levels in your body besides medication? I have heard bananas will anything else?
No foods: Will lower sodium levels in your body as it is an essential component without which you'd die quickly. If your sodium is too high you may be slightly dehydrated, took too much diuretic, or you have a medical problem that needs your doctor's attention. If you have a real problem, which is unlikely, you can't fix it by yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the key factors for lowering Bp in presence of kidney impairment beside lowering diet salt and Bp medications?
Tx b/p Psychological: Elevated b/p can be the consequence of many factors, including psychological influences; our bodies respond to the emotions we experience. Assuming the problem is a stress reaction, and If meditating does not provide relief, the psychodynamic use of hypnosis is suggested. ...Read more
Can salt water baths help a woman's pH balance? I am very sensitive so medications always throw my levels off after I am done taking them.
Maybe.: Epsom salt baths can help lots of problems - muscle aches and pains and some wounds. I'm assuming you're speaking of your vaginal ph balance? If so, ingesting healthy bacterial flora such as acidophilus and bifidophilus, and active yogurt cultures would be most helpful to replenish your normal vaginal ph. Good luck! ...Read more
Check with doctor...: A person on heart meds can check with his primary care doctor and/or his cardiologist about using featherweight baking powder, which states that it is sodium free, but does have some potassium in it. Its website says 1/8 teaspoon of it has 70mg of potassium, so a patient can ask his doctor if that's ok. ...Read more
Hypoactive thyroid: Is another possible reason if all the medications have been excluded. Have your doctor check TSH level. ...Read more
If I have oral herpes, will it go away? Can I transmit it if I give oral? Also, do I need medication or can I just use salt water
Need Rx if new: If a new infection with severe symptoms (multiple sores, sore throat, swollen nodes, etc), you need Rx ASAP with an anti-herpes drug like valacyclovir. If recurrent cold sores, it's too late; they'll heal soon. You can transmit to a partner by kissing or oral sex, if s/he hasn't previously had the same herpes type (probably HSV1). Transmission risk highest during outbreak, low risk at other times. ...Read more
Clarify: Please clarify what the question is. Thank you. ...Read more
Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize my slow thyroid...Im already on thyroid medication...
What is the effect of having alcohol(sometimes intense) with phenytoin sodium medication course going on(300mg/day)? Please answer precisely
Off label opinion: Would propose that consumption of one or two drinks in 24 hrs would be unlikely to cause severe problems, but Phenytoin is a rather troublesome drug, as has zero order kinetics, and alcohol and Phenytoin can interact, which would create a problem with drug level fluctuation. Would discuss in further detail with your neurologist. ...Read more
A friend have C H F notice his stomach is getting big is that normal he is on medication should he cut down on salt and do push up excise ?
CHF: Friend with CHF has belly getting bigger. What to do. Your friend needs to be following exactly the guidelines given by his team. Swelling stomach likely means he is getting way too much salt in what he eats. Find out what his goal is in mg Na per day and use Loseit app to track his intake. But check with his team. They know him better than you or I. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mum had Hyponatremia sodium 108 went to ED. it was BP medication since she came out she is confused it is now 131 how long should she be confused?
Confused: Two things: 1: Please call your mother's doctor! 2: Consider a consult with a Psychologist. Please keep me posted. PS: I have two brothers with family in London and I hope to see them in December! Can't wait. ...Read more
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Is the intravenous infusion that is given to a patient is the same as sodium bicarbonate or has some sodium bicarbonate added to some medication.thx?
Uncommon: Bicarbonate in intravenous infusion is uncommon and may be used infrequently to correct acid-base balance in metabolic disorders. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Ringwom all over body ' is it possible for me to bathe 30 min in Morton Epsom lavender salt to help dry it? Or will it spread more. Medication failed
Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more
Im craving for salt and my legs get hot at night, I have low cortisol level n have been on medication for nine months why?
Salt craving: Your salt craving is natural for cortisol deficiency. Cortisol replacement is essential and it must be adequate. The med used has to have salt retaining actions. Some require a second med, such as fludrocortisone. Rediscuss with your doc the adequacy of your med. Ask for blood testing to check sodium and potassium levels. Hot legs require doc evaluation too. Suggests nerve problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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