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How To Bring Up Low Sodium Levels
Fluids: Drink fluids and eat salt and potassium rich foods like dark green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, and bananas. You may need to take a potassium supplement depending on your deficit. If you don't have diarrhea, vomiting, diuretic use, or nasogastric suction, your potassium will correct itself on its own. ...Read more
Blood potassium level of 3.4...How long will it take to restore to normal levels by eating more potassium rich foods and how much do I need to add?
Tumors on adrenals - does drinking gatorade and adding salt to everything alter your aldesterone levels? Show low sodium in blood work.
May help will not cu: You need cure , hormone producing tumors do cause electrolyte imbalance , problem has to be corrected , most of them are amenable for surgical cure, gatorade will provide 250 mg of sodium , 30 gm of carbohydrate added calories may not be good, if you need sodium add more salt in your diet speak to you doctor for long term solution of your problem. ...Read more
When do you have to get IV potassium for low levels. My potassium blood level was 3.3. Sodium high 148, due to low potassium?
How low dose ur blood sugar need to be to get into high ketone levels if ur trying to loss wieght. My blood surgar levels are at 100. I'm on low carb.
You can't: lose weight that way, so stop trying. All you'll lose is water, which you'll quickly regain. Be happy your sugar is normal and eat less if you want to lose weight. You can't get your ketone levels up, as they all go out in the urine -- unless you have type 1 diabetes and then ketones in the blood are a medical emergency. ...Read more
How mg of sodium can help keep your levels up on 200 mg spirolactone? I sodium is low, but not want to have TOO much sodium to mess with my hkpp.
Hyponatremia: Your measured sodium in the blood is a "water problem(excessive)", the reasons needs to be determined. decreasing the water/fluid is the key. Depending on the sodium value, would see a Kidney doc, and a urine and blood test are needed. Aldactone (spironolactone) can cause low sodium in the blood. But key is measured sodium is a water problem and not a salt issue. Hope this helps. best to talk to your MD. ...Read more
Dehydration: Dehydration is treated with fluids, which can given either by mouth or intravenously, depending on how dehydrated the patient is. How low one's creatinine (c) falls after hydration depends on what the person's baseline c was. Normally, the greater the serum sodium and creatinine are the greater the percentage fall in both after fluids are given. If dehydration is severe, a person is hospitalized. ...Read more
It depends on the le: Blood sugar can be lowered with insulin, the key hormone which keeps it under control. Insulin can be taken as an injection or there are several types or pills which can also increase your Insulin level. But you need to go see a doctor in order to be treated properly and monitored carefully. ...Read more
What happens if our bodies have excess or high blood sodium levels, what happens to the kidney to regulate sodium levels?
Its water problem: Alteration in sodium levels in the blood is related to water loss or gain, not related to sodium intake. Kidneys and thirst mechanism regulate water metabolism, hence sodium levels.If you increase sodium in the blood by increased sweating, kidneys retain more water to normalize sodium levels.If you have less sodium in the blood due to increased retention of ater, kdienys excrete more water. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genes, Meals & Walk: Both high cholesterol and high blood pressure have a hereditary component, one of the main reasons you should see a doctor to evaluate your inherent risks. Added to this, a poor diet and lack of regular exercise can both have a dramatic impact on your blood pressure and cholesterol level. Stress and social isolation may also adversely impact these values. Smile, eat right, socialize, exercise! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sugar: Hi. Are you talking about diabetes and treating hypoglycemia? I hate to guess. Insulin therapy is the BIG risk for hypoglycemia. But as you would imagine (and your doctor should have told you), treat low sugar with sugar. If you're very low but conscious, use liquid sugar (e.g., juice, sugar soda). If you're unconscious, someone can give you glucagon or call paramedics. Good luck and be safe! ...Read more
No secret formula: Eat a healthy well balanced diet including a variety of fruits and vegetables, while limiting sweets, and avoiding empty calories (soda, candy, high fructose corn syrup). Get regular moderate aerobic exercise at least 150 min per week; with two days/week of resistance exercises. Get adequate high quality sleep (average adult needs 7-9hrs/nght) Relax! Find healthy outlets to stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can taking caltrate plus make my calcium levels to high dr said blood test results show high calcium levels and to stop taking them?
Eat right ; exercise: Don't focus on testosterone level. Instead, focus on your mental, physical ; emotional performance. Eating right eg mediterranean diet, and regular exercise will help keep you healthy and testosterone appropriate. Avoid smoking ; excess alcohol. Use above to shed abdominal fat. This will free up your testosterone to do what you want it to do. Obesity ; diabetes are common causes for low t. ...Read more
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