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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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
How much water would a person have to drink over a period of 12 hours in order to develop hyponatremia? I've drank about 9 cups of fluid in 12 hours, but I feel like that's too much. Also, I have a mildly low K level (3.2), so is that too much H2O?
Polydypsia: It is very difficult to abort normal homeostatic mechanisms in the reported manner, forcing the issue will lead to serious consequence; why do you ask?? Low K will cause cardiac and muscle problems, so stop and think. And get help ...Read more
Hyponatremia is: Very uncommon with just an episode of vomiting unless it is very prolonged, and by then most people would have sought medical attention. Heavily salted water can lead to further GI problems and further dehydration. Gatorade, pedilyte and similar preparations are safer and more effective, ...Read more
No: Margarine is an oil that is chemically altered through a process called hydrogenation. In that form, when your body tries to use it, damage occurs within your cells. You should avoid all foods that have hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Naturally saturated fats (solid at room temperature) like butter and tallow are better to use. ...Read more
Processed Plant Fats: Margarine is processed plant fat. Vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats, plant & animal, are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans; all living cells do cis-. Promoted for ↑ shelf life (even bacteria can’t live on it) study googleimages & peter attia. ...Read more
Which is "better for a person taking chloresterol medication--margarine or butter? Are there any major clinical studies out there?
Use olive oil. Margarine has transfats and butter has saturated fats, both of which are bad. You may consult this site.
http://www. Med. Umich. Edu/umim/food-pyramid/fats. Html ...Read more
Is it healthier to make roti prata with margarine instead of butter? Roti prata is pretty much fried dough in the shape of a pancake.
No,: Not all margarines are the same, trans fats are the worst fats and saturated fats are not now considered to be as bad as previously thought. Once you take an oil and make it solid it becomes less healthy. ...Read more
Diet: Dietary effects of foods are complex. Butter is a high fat food, but so are some kinds of margarine. The best course for most of us is to use either product sparingly. Using a lot of margarine or a lot of butter is likely to be a problem. A low fat margarine may be better than butter in the same quantity used; but actual rigorous outcome studies are lacking. ...Read more
Food Like Substance: Margarine is a food-like substance: it has calories, nutrients and micronutrients, and thus provides provide nutritional support for the body. It is eaten with other foods. It is entirely synthetic and processed: it does not exist in nature, or in a natural found form (unlike fermented foods, raw foods, dried foods). ...Read more
It depends: "In moderation" is the key, as both of these are very high in calories and fat without much nutritional benefit. It is difficult to say one is better than the other, because there are several types. Some margarine contains trans fat, which is not healthy. Other margarine has little or no trans fat, and may even be made with healthier fats, such as omega-3s. Butter has saturated fat. ...Read more
How is shortening different than butter or margarine, regarding nutrition and healthiness? Why the name "shortening"? Does it make cooking time short?
Yes: Shortening can be from animal lard or vegetable fats. Refers to fat that is solid at room temperature. It is called shortening since it prevents cross-linkage between gluten molecules, thereby preventing elasticity. That's why it makes a flaky crust pie or crumbly cookies. It does not make cooking time shorter. It also has a higher smoke point than butter or margarine; good for deep frying. ...Read more
Can it be no problem to give young children the margarine that lowers your cholesterol absorption?
Not really: Plant sterol enriched foods are most useful for people with high blood cholesterol levels. In general, children (other than those with familial hypercholesterolaemia) and lactating or pregnant women do not need plant sterol-enriched products because it is not appropriate to reduce blood cholesterol in these situations. ...Read more
A person takes one chloresterol medication. Is it best for the person to use butter or margarine on breads? What is the final opinion on this?
Final opinions: Final opinions change with evolving data and information sets. We presently are anti trans fat and getting less upset about saturated fat. Next week, month, year? ...... moderation of intake of fats and avoidance of trans fats is the present reasonable advice. There are also alternatives including nothing to spread on bread. ...Read more
I have been having of margarines a lot at least 3 per week and nothing seems to help it OTC it's mostly in the same spot left front corner of my head?
When I buy butter or margarine should I give most attention to saturated or trans fat (dieticians need not respond)?
Avoid trans fat: Recent scientific studies have showed a much stronger link between trans fats and negative health outcomes. ...Read more
Yes: If you eat too much of it. Sparing use is the rule of thumb for butter, oil and margarine. ...Read more
In general, which is worse--butter with saturated fat grams or margarine with trans fat (dieticians need not respond)?
Ha: Butter better than trans fat. Moderation is the key. It is possble however, to get margarine without transfat, some are actually qute healthy! Check with your dietician. ...Read more
Thoughts on Coconut oil as toothpaste replacement? Ingested regularly? As a substitute for coming oil or margarine or butter? Healthy as they claim?
No: Toothpaste has ingredients that will clean your teeth with mild abrasives. Coconut oil does not have these materials and is not a good toothpaste. ...Read more
It's sugar ; starch.: Lower lipids by going low carb. A low fat diet has never been beat in metabolic syndrome studies by a low fat diet! Butter is better than margarine, although I do recommend smart choice! Think about what they feed a goose to get pate fois gras: corn with a choker on the neck. This is a high carb diet in extreme, but it will give you a fatty liver, ie. Goose! ...Read more
What's better for your heart, butter or margarine (not nutrient wise, but fat and artery clogging wise)?
Trans fat bad: Butter is better. Margarine is a trams fat that is worse. ...Read more
Low Sodium in Blood: Although the term hyponatremia means "low sodium in blood", it is caused by abnormal handling of water by the kidneys. Reabsorption of water in the kidneys rely on a hormone called ADH (vasopressin) produced in the brain and there are instances where a high concentration is secreted either appropriately (e.g. severe volume contraction) or inapproprately (e.g. medication causing SIADH (vasopressin)). ...Read more
Excess water: Exertional hyponatremia generally occurs when a person loses excessive amounts of both water and electrolytes (usually through profuse sweating during heavy exercise or warm temperatures). Instead of replacing both, the individual only replaces the water component resulting in relatively excess water in the body. This may result in impairment in brain function due to changes in brain cells. ...Read more