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Light Headed Causes And Low Sodium
I'm always light headed what could cause this I have low blood pressure could this be the cause of it , what could help me to be less light headed ?
What to do if I'm feeling very light headed regularly, and it is usually this low. I also have depression could low blood pressure be the cause?
What causes me to go light headed, have palpitations, even in arms , legs, hands start to tremor and shake..I was DX with roscea,have low BP,?
Multiple: There are many different types of treatment. However the treatment varies depending on what type of hyponatremia you have. If you have hyponatremia from dehydration, you must have a liquids that have salt (ckn broth or normal saline) in them. If you had hyponatremia because you retain too much fluid, then you must use a water pill to get rid of the excess water and improve your serum sodium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hyponatremia, low chloride and high TSH 12.8. Sodium went to 116. Many hospitalizations. Take 10 1gr sodium tabs. Fluid res?
Low sodium: You need to see an endocrinologist (ea) as soon as possible. You are hypothyroid (h) with your high tsh. That could be one cause of your low sodium (ls). Ls is a life-threatening situation. See an e, get your h treated with medicine and you may stop the need for your sodium pills and avoid future hospitalizations. You will also begin to feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been told by my dr. subscribed 1 gm of sodium chloride 2x's daily for chronic hyponatremia...they cause nausea-vomiting. could I be allergic?
Wrong treatment: Hi. The treatment for hyponatremia depends on the patient's volume status (dehydrated, volume over-loaded, or normal volume status) and the underlying cause. The most common cause, SIADH, is treated with water restriction (or one of the new vaptan drugs), NOT by giving salt. Nausea and vomiting can be FROM severe hyponatremia. It wouldn't be a bad idea for you to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
I have long standing hyponatremia, low chloride plus high TSH 12.8. I have been hospitalized mult times had seizure. Taking 10 1gr sodium. Fluid res?
FInd out why: I trust you are not taking a diuretic for some reason, and i trust you do not have inappropriate ADH secretion due to porphyria or some other illness. Especially, i hope you don't have undiagnosed addison's disease especially with the high TSH (possible schmidt's). Have you been evaluated for one of the syndromes of renal sodium wasting? ...Read more
Dizziness: Several reasons, from abnormality in peripheral vestibular function, brain lesion, psychiatric, or unknown. Examples are otitis media, acoustic neuroma, meniers' disease, migraines, ms, pregnancy, low blood sugar or blood pressure, heart attack, iron deficiency anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, anxiety/depression. ...Read more
Lately I've been getting light headed more often than usual. It lasts longer too. It hits me at random times. What could cause this?
Multitude of causes: You could have anything from low blood sugar to low blood pressure to stress to some form of headache syndrome or even cardiac or vascular problems. You could have metabolic, nutritional, or infectious causes as well. The point is you need to be examined by a doctor thoroughly who may wish to order blood work or other diagnostic tests. All the best. ...Read more
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