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How Does Licorice Lower Potassium Raise Sodium
Low aldosterone, normal renin. Sodium 141(135-145), potassium 3.4(3.5-5.0) confused, shouldnt sodium be lower if low aldosterone and potassium higher?
Cause of high Ca: The most common cause of hypercalcemia in an ambulatory patient is hyperparathyroidism. The most common cause in a hospitalized patient would be cancer metastatic to the skeleton. I would suggest evaluation for hyperparathyroidism which starts with a match set of blood tests, calcium and intact PTH. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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See below: Very little. The drug is used in medicine to assist in lowering serum ammonia levels by activation of a nonurea cycle pathway; ammonia in the presence of benzoate will conjugate with glycine to form hippurate which is secreted by the kidney. As a preservative, there is little worry unless the individual is also on probenecid which can inhibit benzoate renal excretion. ...Read more
Yes: All steroids can cause myopathy. That implies a change in electrolyte movements within skeletal muscles. A myopathy can manifest as muscle weakness. It is rare. Generally not seen, myopathy from cortisone is caused by a large dose taken. So, even though the answer to your question is yes it is unusual. A history of adverse cortisone effects makes it more likely to occur. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Intake of sodium : How do you know that your levels of sodium (s) and potassium (k) are low? Have low levels of them on a blood test? If not, you are ingesting enough of both. If you k is low, reasons for this may various kidney problems or a low magnesium level. If your s is low, it may be due to some edema formation, diuretics, hyperglycemia or other water retaining state. See a nephrologist for more information. ...Read more
Sodium-133, potassium-5.2, urea-105, creatinine-4.2. How to reduce the urea and creatinine levels?
High Blood Levels: To properly answer your question, more information is needed. Specifically, your age, weight and race will give a nephrologist an idea of what your kidney function is. You need to have an ultrasound of your kidneys to see if you have obstruction present. Please see a nephrologist so that doctor can do a history and physicalexam and order the ultrasound as well as a 24 hour urine collection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What actually happens when a person with hypertension takes sodium or potassium rich foods? Is the BP rise temporary or permanent?
My wife had a second blood test and results as follows. Creatinine 36.0 umol/L. Sodium 1.38 umol/L and potassium 4.4 umol/L what does this mean?
Hard to interpret : Blood tests can't be taken out of context. They are only a part of any physician's evaluation and must be interpreted along with the history and physical exam. Also need to know the normal ranges for the particular laboratory. I suspect the sodium is 138, not 1.38, and that is usually within the normal range. So is potassium. Creatinine = 36/88.4=0.41mg/dl seems low. High creatinine is worrisome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know that it exists an "exchange resin" to absorb potassium and liberate sodium, there's really nothing to absorb sodium ? Nanotech or a probiotic?
Absorbing sodium: Sodium (n) get absorbed the kidneys. The exchange resin is used to excrete potassium (k) from the body in stool. It exchanges n for k, in the colon, causing n to be absorbed by the body. If too much n is absorbed by the kidneys and edema fluid occurs, diuretics are used to excrete the edema fluid by the kidneys. ...Read more
Had routine labs recently. Potassium level was 6.2 and sodium was 148. The test were repeated 1 week later. Same results. I have no history of kidney ?
Hyperkalemia is: a serious condition that can be life threatening given your potassium level is well above 6. I would make sure that the blood sample had not hemolyzed when you get it checked again, hopefully in the Emergency room, and make sure an EKG and kidney function tests are done. If everything normal then you may need to see a Kidney doctor or Endocrinologist to figure out why your potassium is high. ...Read more
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