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Doctor insights on: Low Blood Sodium Levels Causes

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What would cause your sodium levels to be slightly low on a blood test?

What would cause your sodium levels to be slightly low on a blood test?

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

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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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?

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

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What causes low sodium in the blood?

What causes low sodium in the blood?

Many causes!: Drinking beer to excess. Drinking water to excess. Poor adrenal gland functioning (addison's). Certain medications, usually for psychiatric issues. And many more! ...Read more

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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.

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

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I'm 54 yrs and my doc said I have low blood sodium. What can cause this besides medications?

I'm 54 yrs and my doc said I have low blood sodium. What can cause this besides medications?

Hypoactive thyroid: Is another possible reason if all the medications have been excluded. Have your doctor check TSH level. ...Read more

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What is a low sodium level in a blood test mean?

Dehydration: Usually in dehydration. Patient in diuretic medication, investigate the level of other electrolytes and glucose. ...Read more