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Is low sodium 132 bad?

Is low sodium 132 bad?

Not necessarily: It's lower than normal range, and should be rechecked in the next month, but if there are no symptoms likely not worrisome. Some medicines can affect, as well as other conditions, for some people this is normal. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


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Why is excess sodium bad for you?

Why is excess sodium bad for you?

Sodium: Can raise blood pressure in salt sensitive individuals and may contribute to atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Is fried pork skins bad for your health? It says it has 500mg of sodium in one serving size.

Is fried pork skins bad for your health? It says it has 500mg of sodium in one serving size.

Fried anything: Really, fried anything would be bad for your health. Frying and deep frying are not helpful ways to prepare food in general. As far as pork skins are concerned, the predominance of fat in animal meat can be found under the skin, so you're adding fat to a very fatty portion of meat. Not a great idea. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat soup that has 540 mg of sodium?

Is it bad to eat soup that has 540 mg of sodium?

It's a lot: Lot of sodium for one serving. If u have high blood pressure then it would be unwise. Overall I suggest getting the low sodium products or trying to avoid canned foods. Salt causes pressure to go up as water follows salt so it fills up the blood vessels and puts a strain on them which ultimately places more work on your heart as it's the generator to push blood through the vessels. ...Read more

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Is sodium citrate bad for you?

Is sodium citrate bad for you?

Sodium citrate use: Sodium citrate is an alkalinizing agent. That make the urine less acidic. The answer is too long to show here. Go to this link for more information about sodium citrate for more information:

http://www. Everydayhealth. Com/drugs/citric-acid-sodium-citrate. ...Read more

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Skin hygiene: is sodium lauryl sulfate bad?

Skin hygiene: is sodium lauryl sulfate bad?

Lauryl Sulfate: Sodium laureth sulfate is an ethoxylated detergent, meaning it contains alcohol compounds that undergo a process called ethoxylation. According to an article by david steinman in healthy living magazine, these compounds are often contaminated with 1, 4-dioxane, which the United States government lists as a "probable human carcinogen." however, no research has conclusively proven that sles or other. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use a lot of shower gel with sodium laureth sulfate in?

Is it bad to use a lot of shower gel with sodium laureth sulfate in?

Probably safe but...: There are many articles that discuss potential hazards of Sodium Laureth (and Laurel) Sulfate such as this one:
http://tinyurl. Com/ds9o
However, this is a good article that states that many of the concerns are not supported by science:
http://tinyurl. Com/zkvoeec
So it seems reasonably safe.
To learn about the safety of chemicals in common products like shower gels see http://tinyurl. Com/zemgqgl ...Read more

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Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?

Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?

Irritating...: That ingredient makes it a better detergent, perhaps, but also is irritating to skin, eyes. On the other hand, claims about its carcinogenic properties have not been substantiated. Companies are hyping their products as sulfate free to improve their sales. If lauryl sulfate based products are working for you and not causing irritation, I would not worry about that ingredient. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of sodium in a pint of blood? Daily value? Then why is it bad for you&cause high presure? Thank you.

Water retention: Normal level of sodium is about 140 meq/l. Salt/sodium is essential for health, but many people respond by retaining excess water and rise in blood pressure with intake of more sodium than needed. There is no harm in not adding salt to your food, unless you are sweating excessively. ...Read more

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Would someone please explain to me. Aside from sodium, if there aren't cholesterol in potato chips, why are they so bad for you?

Would someone please explain to me. Aside from sodium, if there aren't cholesterol in potato chips, why are they so bad for you?

See below: Comparing a baked potato to a processed food like potato chips: The chips have more sodium, more fat, less fiber, less healthy potassium and far less vitamins and minerals.
Because the chips contain much more fat and are less filling than the baked potato it's easy to consume a whole lot of calories without realizing it. But there is nothing wrong with having a small bag of chips now and then. ...Read more

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Taking Divalproex sodium DR 250mg. I'm only taking it once a day only at night. Is that okay? Is that bad only taking it once a day instead of two?

Taking Divalproex sodium DR 250mg. I'm only taking it once a day only at night. Is that okay? Is that bad only taking it once a day instead of two?

Comments: You provide no clue as to why you are taking Divalproex sodium, but once daily in the non-ER form could well be insufficient to control your problem beyond half a day. Suggest Concierge visit to get this ironed out. ...Read more

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Would 3% 500ml hypertonic drip cause major bad reactions if administered over a 2.5hour time period to someone who has only slightly low (136) sodium?

It should not: There are multiple variables that dictate the rate of sodium changes when giving saline solution. Hypertonic saline may elevate a patients sodium level but this depends on how much and how quickly it is given. Generally, 500cc of 3% saline over 2.5 hours would not cause a reaction. ...Read more

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Why is sodium fluoride bad for teeth? "

Why is sodium fluoride bad for teeth? "

It's not bad: Very high concentrations of any Fluoride that is ingested would be bad for your health & can cause fluorosis of the teeth that are being formed (in children) that are underneath the gums.

Typical levels of sodium Fluoride in toothpaste (use a pea-sized amount only) or in the liquid rinses (always follow the exact directions) when used as directed will not harm. ...Read more

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Is frozen food low in sodium and calories bad?

Is frozen food low in sodium and calories bad?

Frozen food: It seems that frozen dinners purchased at a market may have ingredients that are not healthy; however, frozen fruit is fine; frozen veg are fine; frozen meats are fine; Low salt packaging seems decent. ...Read more

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For two days straight I exceeded the recommended sodium intake amount. How bad is this? Really worried.

For two days straight I exceeded the recommended sodium intake amount. How bad is this? Really worried.

Depends: This would be problematic for a patient with congestive heart failure, ascites from liver cirrhosis, edema from certain chronic kidney disorders or severe hypertension. A healthy person would have no major adverse reactions to excess sodium intake for two days except need for adequate water intake. ...Read more

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Don't like taste of H2O plain. Use flav, carb. No caff, zero calories, no sodium. It is sweetend withAspartame. Is this bad?

Don't like taste of H2O plain. Use flav, carb. No caff, zero calories, no sodium. It is sweetend withAspartame. Is this bad?

Aspartame: Artificial sweeteners are the subject of much controversy currently, and some countries are moving to have it banned from food. I avoid it. Stevia is a natural sweetener that I would encourage you to explore instead. ...Read more

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Does sodium which is found naturally in foods like carrots still considered bad sodium like table salt? (for CKD patients)

Does sodium which is found naturally in foods like carrots still considered bad sodium like table salt? (for CKD patients)

Let's define "salt": Jake, table salt is not "bad" any more than glucose is bad. Table salt is sodium chloride, but sodium can be bound to many anions to form other "salts' such as sodium citrate, for instance, which is a preservative. So it is really the total amount of sodium consumed in your foods that is important especially if you have kidney disease. Count grams of sodium per serving, not salt per se. ...Read more

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Asea product has 123 MG of sodium. Redox = reduction/oxidation and chlorine & taking levothyroxin 88 mcg can something go bad wrong?

Asea product has 123 MG of sodium. Redox = reduction/oxidation and chlorine & taking levothyroxin 88 mcg can something go bad wrong?

Unlikely: Asea is a form of salt water that appears to have a number of unsubstantiated claims that it is beneficial in some way. Like most supplements on the market there are no legitimate studies showing that it is of any benefit to you for any disorder. It appears to be a waste of money. It is unlikely that taking it with levothyroxin will change the effectiveness of the thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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I hear this fuss about sodium fluoride. Natrium fluoride. Fluoride found in tooth pastes. Are they really bad?

Fluoride: All the literature I have reviewed says Fluoride is safe at the levels used in toothpaste. Fluoride has prevented several generations from having the kind of decay our parents and grand -parents had when they were growing up in a world with a lot less sugar in it. Imagine no Fluoride and all the sugar snacks children are exposed to today, now say rampant decay. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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I want to know what it means when a drug blocks sodium channels in the brain. Is that good or bad for my metabolism? Topiramate.

I want to know what it means when a drug blocks sodium channels in the brain. Is that good or bad for my metabolism? Topiramate.

The way it works: Blocking sodium channels in the brain is the MECHANISM OF ACTION in most antiseizure drugs. Changing electrical activity in this way reduces/controls epileptic fits. Since it's CRITICAL to control seizures we feel that possible side effects on overall metabolism by sodium blockade is an acceptable tradeoff of side effects that could act systemically. Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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My creatinine is 0.41 (low) and my sodium is also low in my blood work. I have suffered of frequent urination 10 to 20 a day. Are my kidney bad?

My creatinine is 0.41 (low) and my sodium is also low in my blood work. I have suffered of frequent urination 10 to 20 a day. Are my kidney bad?

Urinary frequency: I would want to know whether your very frequent urinations are in small amounts or large amounts each time and what your total 24 hour fluid intake and total urinary volume is. If you're taking in over 2 quarts of fluids and putting out almost as much urine daily, you may be diluting your serum sodium and your kidney function is not the problem. If you have low urinary output you have small bladder ...Read more

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda bad for skin and teeth?

Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda bad for skin and teeth?

No: No, but not much good, either. Use a dentifrice with the american dental assn seal on the package. That way you'll know that the claims on the package have been proven to be accurate, and the toothpaste does what it says. ...Read more

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Is taking 6 pills that each contain simethicone, papain, sanzyme 3500, sodium dehydrocholate, dicyclomine hydrochloride on daily basis bad?

Is taking 6 pills that each contain simethicone, papain, sanzyme 3500, sodium dehydrocholate, dicyclomine hydrochloride on daily basis bad?

Irritable Bowel?: Are you taking this for IBS??? Irritable Bowel Syndrome?? Sounds like treatment for this and if Prescribed and taken according to directions may be very helpful!

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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If bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda is a good remedy to an acidic gut, why is drinking soda pop bad for us?

If bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda is a good remedy to an acidic gut, why is drinking soda pop bad for us?

Sodium Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate): Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in water has an alkaline ph (above 7). Sodas usually are acidic (ph = 2.5 - 4.5). If your goal is to neutralize an acidic environment, you would add something basic to it. ...Read more

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda and lemon bad for your teeth enamel?

Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda and lemon bad for your teeth enamel?

No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more

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Taking prenatals because of breastfeeding but they constipate me really bad. Increased water, fiber and colace (docusate sodium) still wouldn't help. Any suggestions?

Taking prenatals because of breastfeeding but they constipate me really bad. Increased water, fiber and colace (docusate sodium) still wouldn't help. Any suggestions?

Iron supplementation: Iron gets blamed frequently when constipation happens. Talk to the ob/gyn about changing to a liquid iron supplement. 1/4 cup of "blackstrap molasses" is a great source of iron and will help with constipation. ...Read more

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Is it a good or bad idea to use diclofenac sodium for period pain?

Is it a good or bad idea to use diclofenac sodium for period pain?

You can: It is an nsaid, blocks prostaglandins and can help as long as your physician agrees you can take it. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk? Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice? 2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk? Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice? 2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Your choice...: I like almond milk. Soy milk causes me and many others to have large amounts of gas. If you don't have this problem, then use the soy as it has more protein. Otherwise, almond milk is a good choice so long as you don't have a nut allergy. Use the unsweetened version of either one... ...Read more

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I just started accutane. I have really bad constipation I think its unrelated to accutane. Is it okay to use a laxative or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) with this drug?

I just started accutane. I have really bad constipation I think its unrelated to accutane. Is it okay to use a laxative or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) with this drug?

Yes: You can use a laxative once in a while but concentrate on eating healthy with enough fiber and more fruits and vegetables to avoid medications. If chronically constipated you may need doctors advice of how to tackle it with a stool softener which would be safer. ...Read more

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Are naproxen sodium tablets safe to take for severe menstral contraction like cramps? Anything else that would work better& not have bad side affects

Medicinal cannabis: I have several females with premenstrual pain disorder who have been helped by medicinal cannabis (use only in state where legal and under direction of a doctor). In my experience women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) are particularly subject to greater intensity of pain in first days of menses, when hormone relaxin is secreted and further loosens pelvic joints. ...Read more

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My 18 mo has bad ear infection and heavy coughing. Dr gave prednisolone sodium phosphate oral solution for cough. Is it ok for 18 mo old?

My 18 mo has bad ear infection and heavy coughing. Dr gave prednisolone sodium phosphate oral solution for cough. Is it ok for 18 mo old?

Indicated?: I don't tend to prescribe Prednisolone for cough (except asthma exacerbation), but I have not examined your child. It is OK to give an 18mo Prednisolone but I am not sure I would say it is indicated in this case. ...Read more