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I have hyponatremia, low chloride and high TSH 12.8. Sodium went to 116. Many hospitalizations. Take 10 1gr sodium tabs. Fluid res?

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 more

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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?

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 (vasopressin) 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

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Is there a treatment for hyponatremia (low sodium)?

Is there a treatment for hyponatremia (low sodium)?

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 more

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What are good high protein foods with low sodium foods?

What are good high protein foods with low sodium foods?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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What are some foods that contain high protein but consist of low sodium?

What are some foods that contain high protein but consist of low sodium?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to recover from hyponatremia (sodium deficiency)?

How much time does it take to recover from hyponatremia (sodium deficiency)?

Water excess: Hi. Hyponatremia is virtually ALWAYS due to water excess, NOT sodium deficiency. Depending on how LOW below normal your sodium is, correction may have to be done fairly gradually to prevent harm. You need to see a competent diagnostician to assess your volume status (fluid overloaded, dehydrated, or normal), and causative conditions, then institute water restriction (or a vaptan drug). Good luck! ...Read more

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Mum had Hyponatremia sodium 108 went to ED. it was BP medication since she came out she is confused it is now 131 how long should she be confused?

Mum had Hyponatremia sodium 108 went to ED.  it was BP medication since she came out she is confused it is now 131 how long should she be confused?

Confused: Two things: 1: Please call your mother's doctor! 2: Consider a consult with a Psychologist. Please keep me posted. PS: I have two brothers with family in London and I hope to see them in December! Can't wait. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Ckd patient with hyponatremia. Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention? Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?

Ckd patient with hyponatremia.  Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention?  Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?

Depends: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is not reno-protective. However, high acid levels in the blood affect heart function, muscle function and kidney function. Reducing the blood acid level (seen by a rising bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level or pH level) improves muscle function including the heart which improves kidney circulation. It also allows the kidneys to better control potassium levels. You can help the process by avoiding sodas! ...Read more

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Could a runner running in the heat who was drinking a sport drink with only potassium chloride and carbohydrates (no sodium at all) get hyponatremia?

Could a runner running in the heat who was drinking a sport drink with only potassium chloride  and carbohydrates (no sodium at all) get hyponatremia?

Yes. : Any drink that doesn't taste like the ocean is mostly water, regardless of whether it contains sodium or not. Long distance runners can be susceptible to hyponatremia, and risk factors include long distances (marathons, ultra-marathons), women, low body weight, inadequate training, and water loading before and during the race, especially if more weight is gained by water than lost by sweat. ...Read more

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I have to eat in town daily for lunch. What foods should I look for to find a good amount of protein without a lot of fat, calories, sodium, etc..?

I have to eat in town daily for lunch. What foods should I look for to find a good amount of protein without a lot of fat, calories, sodium, etc..?

Chicken: A lean meat like chicken is your best bet for a food that is high in protein and low in fat and carbohydrates. But remember to avoid most side dishes with it. ...Read more

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What foods should I not eat to avoid having to wake up to urinate, given that i limit liquid after 8pm, and restrict sodium and excess protein?

What foods should I not eat to avoid having to wake up to urinate, given that i limit liquid after 8pm, and restrict sodium and excess protein?

See answer: In addition to what you mentioned, avoiding caffeine (coffee, tea, pop) and alcohol along with other potential bladder irritants including citrus, spicy foods, artificial sweeteners, carbonated beverages, chocolate, tomatoes and tomato-based products, and ?Milk, all may be helpful along with managing and avoiding constipation, evening leg elevation, optimizing sleep environment, exercise program. ...Read more

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Is eating fresh water fish wiser than eating salt water fish becoz of its low sodium content, when u want 2 increase protein intake for bodybuilding?

Is eating fresh water fish wiser than  eating salt water fish becoz of  its low sodium content, when u want 2 increase protein intake for bodybuilding?

NOT really: Sodium content of saltwaterr fish vs. Fish water fish is apron. Equal. Shellfish ( clam, oysters) and crucateans (crabs, shrimp lobsters) has 3-4 x the sodium per dry weight. Unless the fish is pickled (like herring) or actually slated there should be not restriction in a weight builders diet. ...Read more

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I suffer from Stage 3A CKD, would a short (10 day) change in diet, including more protein and sodium, skew test results? Test was 5 days later.

I suffer from Stage 3A CKD, would a short (10 day) change in diet, including more protein and sodium, skew test results? Test was 5 days later.

No: Look for the cause. Many athletes and muscular men are being misdiagnosed on labs when their kidneys are fine. Your urinalysis and test of renal concentrating ability, and whether you have an actual diagnosis, are more to the point. ...Read more

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I have ms. I had a metabolic profile done. Sodium and protein levels were below normal levels. What does this mean?

I have ms. I had a metabolic profile done. Sodium and protein levels were below normal levels. What does this mean?

Not an easy question: If this was one reading it may not mean much. Lab tests like those described often fluctuate. If you are concerned, ask for the tests to be repeated and ask your physician to interpret the findings as compared to the original tests. ...Read more

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I like to know what albumin serum 4.4 calcium serum 9.8 creatinine serum and posassium serum 3.8 protein total serum 6.9 and sodium serum 142 ?

I like to know what albumin serum 4.4 calcium serum 9.8  creatinine serum and posassium serum 3.8 protein total serum 6.9 and sodium serum 142
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Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. They do not sound alarming. ...Read more

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What should the daily intake of carbs, fibre, protein, sodium, and fat be for a 19 year old female who is 5'5 and weighs about 110 pounds?

What should the daily intake of carbs, fibre, protein, sodium, and fat be for a 19 year old female who is 5'5 and weighs about 110 pounds?

Variable! : Are you an apple or pear? Certainly lower carbs( starches & sugars), and increase protein intake to 100mg per day. Sodium intake: less than 3 grams. Fiber intake should be 20-25g per day. Caloric intake is dependent on physical activity. Make sure your fat intake is mono vs poly unsaturated vs saturated. These are universal guidelines. ...Read more

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