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Low Blood Sodium Levels Causes
How low?: 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, your "low" sodium may still be in the normal range. It may appear to be low if you drank a lot of water before the test, had excessive sweating recently. See this site for info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003481.htm ...Read more
My doctor said my sodium level is very low.. from a blood test..she mentioned something like hypo something but what could be the cause?
Hyponatremia: Low blood sodium can happen if one looses too much of it usually from the urine or one is retaining too much free water that it is diluting it in the blood. There are several causes for either condition . I am sure your doctor did not stop there after telling you you have hyponatremia .she must have told you what possibly cause it. If not call her/him back ...Read more
What do you suggest if my doctor said my sodium level is very low.. from a blood test..she mentioned something like hypo something but is there and other cause?
Hyponatremia: It is your physician's task to figure out possible causes and whether treatment is needed. ...Read more
My daughters blood results showed she has low sodium. What could cause this? She hasn't been sick. She is 7 years old. Everything else was normal.
Possible lab error: If your child has no symptoms and she is doing well, i would take the results with a grain of salt(joke) for your own peace of mind, get the test repeated. ...Read more
Hypoactive thyroid: Is another possible reason if all the medications have been excluded. Have your doctor check TSH level. ...Read more
I have POTS syndrome & am on 50 mcg Florinef (fludrocortisone) daily along w/ very HIGH salt diet so I'm confused why my recent blood sodium level was a tad low (134).
POTS Syndrome: How much salt are you consuming, daily? Please send me the actual amount. Thank you very much. ...Read more
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