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High Sodium Serum Levels
I'm trying to eliminate salt. Now my serum sodium level has been low (not a lot) for the past 6 months. Is this related to table salt?
Effects, signs, diagnosis of central pontine myelinosis? Would serum sodium be high if patient consumed lots of oral water? What are lasting effects?
CPM and sodium: Central pontine myelinolysisis uncommon. The symptoms depend upon which descending motor pathways are dysrupted and weather or not the tracts or nuclei that control eye movements are affected. It is the rapid correction of a sodium imbalance that is thought to lead to this state. Drinking lots of water can cause hyponatremia not hypernatremia. Read more
In central pontine myelinosis fromrapid sodium intake w/o muchwater, would the serum sodium be abnormally high or could it be normal after hydration?
Sodium, serum 131 Low, Chloride, boold 95 Low, Neutrophils 83.6 High, Lymphocytes 11.6 Low, What could this indicate? WBC 9.7, RBC, 4.57
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Would the person who is injected sodium pentathlon or truth serum, reveal facts and truth when prompted?
I've used sodium: Pentothal many times and no secrets were ever divulged Read more
What does it mean when my serum sodium is always low, no matter how much salt I eat. My doc says don't worry, but I feel there must be something up.
Serum sodium of 143mmol/L (134-144 lab range) & serum calcium of 10.2 mg/dL (lab range 8.7-10.2. Both @ higher end of range...concerning??
Can the hypernatremia of diabetes insipidus be disguised as normal serum sodium due to extreme low sodium diet for many years?
I like to know what albumin serum 4.4 calcium serum 9.8 creatinine serum and posassium serum 3.8 protein total serum 6.9 and sodium serum 142?
Myalbumin has been 5.3-5.8 for 3 mnths, RBC count normal. Serum sodium 140, serum ptssium 3.3-3.9, chlride 96-100, feel lightheaded, headache, ideas?
A test showed Serum sodium of 134 mmo1/L. Is this dangerous and can it be caused by Flecainide/Warfarin? Remainder of Urea and electrolytes normal.
Hi. 34 y old female with hypothyroidism. Vegeterian. Iron serum 178. Chloride 97. Sodium 138. A/g ratio 1.9. Ast 17. Alt 8. Ggt 8. Eos 9 and absolute eos 0.5. Protei6.7.What could this mean? Thank you
See your dr: Normal ranges of your blood test results can vary depending on the lab used; however, it seems that your serum iron level may be a little high. U may be taking too much extra iron b/c of being vegetarian. Hypothyroidism can also complicate the picture. It is best to inform your dr of all the meds you are taking and the doses. Make sure u eat a healthy diet. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you wanted to rule out addisons just as a guess for safety. Would a serum cortisol, potassium and sodium be ok?
Maybe: If you're sick enough to think you have Addison's, hopefully you're already had your serum potassium assay; it's neither sensitive nor specific. Serum sodium varies a lot and isn't helpful. There's a cutoff value for cortisol that the lab will share that rules out Addison's, but many people fall below and will require further study, such as an ACTH stimulation test. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, would you say this is stage 1 ckd serum creatinine 56umol, serum potassium 4.6, sodium 140mmol. GRF calcuated abbreviatd MRDR 90ml/min1.73m2.)?
Yes: Stage 1 CKD is defined as a GFR of 90 or more with some kidney function abnormality. Normal kidney GFR ranges 90 to 110 for more people but increases with certain conditions, especially pregnancy. If your urine is normal, blood pressure is normal and other blood tests are normal, you have normal kidney function. Read more
Sodium serum 144, potassium serum 4.7, chloride serum 102, carbon dioxide 23, calcium serum 10.3 RBC 6.36, and hematocrit 52.6% what could this be?
Probably dehydration: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, since all of these values are elevated, you were likely dehydrated when blood was drawn, however, you should discuss the findings with your doctor. Read more
Depends on values: Elevated IgA level might just represent an adequate response to an infection. If this is the case, when the infection is gone, the levels would come back to normal. Less common, they could be extremely high and might indicative of a proliferative disorder of the cells that produce the iga. Read more
How high?: Immunoglobulin A is present in serum (thus measurable by blood test), but its chief importance is in mucous membranes (respiratory tract and gut) and breast milk. Low levels can trigger infections like sinusitis and pneumonia. Mildly elevated levels can be normal, but higher values can be a sign of a form neoplasia (e.g. cancer) of plasma cells. See a hematologist/oncologist. Read more