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Na Gain Weight
High Na stores water: Sodium is an electrolyte that is found outside cells in the interstitial fluid. It helps to maintain cellular neutrality. It is one of the players in the action potential. This element likes water. When high, body holds unto water(drink more) and when low body looses water(urination). Sodium helps body maintain a certain osmolar range(275-295) and any shift in this cause body to retain or excrete. ...Read more
Fiance is tp1 diabetic and has unusual spikes that go up to 500 mg/dl. Unbalanced diet, stressed, and hosp. 3x for low sodium. Can't gain weight. Help!
Key=unbalanced diet: Unusual spikes, 3 hospitalizations & can't gain weight are all due to unbalanced diet. He needs to learn to eat in such a way as to avoid spiking his sugars, then dropping them. He also needs to learn to take his medications as directed by working closely w/his diabetologist to minimize risk of going blind, having a stroke/heart attack/amputation or going into kidney failure on dialysis. ...Read more
I haven't gain weight but my face much bigger than before, I had enough water and don't eat high sodium food, what is the reason? How to make it small?
Fat or water: If you have recently gained weight, your face will be bigger from fat. If you haven't, then you may have swelling from fluid, which can have many causes. Best to see a doctor for an initial check to make sure there isn't a medical reason for facial swelling. (rarely, this is the result of kidney problems, low protein level, excess corticosteroids, vein blockage, etc.) good luck. ...Read more
I'm trying to lose weight but I fried up 3 pieces of smoked ham lunch meat with my eggs I heard the sodium makes you gain water weight?
Use salt in modera:
Your diet sounds good to me!
Eating high protein, high fat diet will keep you healthy and slim. Please add some fruits, vegis, spices and herbes- peppers and others (they all help the metabolism, digestion, act as antioxidants, ).
Also, try to eat organic meets and vegis as much as possible. ...Read more
Why am I gaining weight on Lasix? My calorie intake is 900 to 1500 per day. My sodium intake is 600 – 900 milligrams per day.
Weight gain: Why are you taking lasix? In determining your proper intake of daily calories, one has to know what your ideal weight, present weight and level of daily physical activity are. If you are currently at ideal weight and don't expend much energy in your daily activities, then a daily intake of 1200-1500 calories should prevent weight gain. This amount of calories may be too much if you're very inactive. ...Read more
Is it normal for someone to feel hungry for a day after consuming 2x 225mg naproxen sodium, and result in weight gain due to continuously consumption.
I understand divalproex sodium causes weight gain by affecting insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome. What explains the weight gain from gabapentin?
Fatigue 1 year, muscle loss but central weight gain, low sodium (135), cortisol at top of range, could this be an early stage sclc. CT was negative.
Yes - but very rare: B"sd do you mean small cell lung cancer? Elevated cortisol can be related to stress or to pituitary, adrenal or rarely, ectopic ACTH as in lung cancer. The best screening test is late night salivary cortisol (or a blood cortisol — but this is inconvenient in late PM). Normal cortisol is highest in the AM and close to zero late in the day. This is complicated. Glad to discuss. ...Read more
Does one dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection cause weight gain or water retention, please answer?
I was +ve on ECDT lung blood test, low norm sodium, high norm cortisol, muscle loss, tummy fat gain, fatigue, weight loss. CT -ve Could this be SCLC
Time will tell: Agreed that Small cell cancers can start with normal CT chest. Follow up with your doctor ...Read more
DASH diet: Diet approaches to stop hypertension, can get it online. Easy, tasty, no gimmicks, able to stick with it long term. Emphasizes whole grains, legumes, veggies, fruits, low fat dairy, lean animal, especially fish, nuts. Low in sodium, fat, high in potassium, fiber; good supply of calcium. Shown in studies to help with bp, weight, blood sugar, cholesterol. ...Read more
I am trying to eat clean and lose weight. I am 200pounds at the age 20& I'm 5ft tall. So I want to know how much sodium I should take in daily. Thnks?
Being used to spice rich curried food over the half century of my life now with high BP 140/90 I am advised to cut down on sodium and weight. How?
Only reduce salt if:: While on an average increased sodium increases the risk of heart disease, actually only about 25% of people will have reduced blood pressure by limiting sodium. Try a low-sodium diet for a week- see if it lowers BP ; if it goes up when you eat more salt than keep it low; for most it makes no difference. For weight loss I advise dr. Fuhrman's diet and exercise. See comment for links. ...Read more
Can creatinine be falsely low in volume overloaded patient? Gained 10%, edema but crt went down from 2.2 to 1.4. Using na bicarb and weekly diuretic.
No: Drink lots of plain water, not bicarb. ...Read more
If taking warfarin sodium will there be any reaction if I wanted to take a nutrition program to lose weight? Is there an alternative to warfarin
Warfarin and dieting: A balanced nutrition program should be fine while on warfarin. There are some foods that can interefer with warfarin. Pradaxa is a newly released medication that is an alternative to warfarin. It is much more expensive and may not be covered by insurance. It can cause GI (intenstinal) side effects. It does not require blood tests which are required to monitor warfarin doses. ...Read more
I'm taking levothyroxine sodium 125 mcg per day, what supplement can I take to lose weight? I eat healty & exer. I weight 194.I'm 47yr. Old,
No easy answer: As long as your thyroid level is normal, this is not the reason for your weight problem. Although supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry, there are very few if any legitimate studies that show that they work. You should get a full examination to make sure there are no other reasons for your weight problem, after that it comes down to the basic reality of fewer calories in, more exercise. ...Read more
What is the % of kidney function in 6 week prem baby with a cr 407, urea 17.9, sodium 124? L 49cm weight 2.6kg? When would dialysis need to start?
Probably now: These levels are high & in at uremic levels. Baby needs to be under a pediatric nephrologist and will noo doubt require peritoneal dialysis unless baby has bilateral obstructed hydronephrosis which can be drained by nephrostomy tube/s. Creatinine & urea in usa are expressed in mg% unlike uk & commonwealth countries who use si, cr of 407micrm/l = 407/88=4.6mg%, urea of 17.9= 19.9/0.36=50mg% ...Read more
I have POTS can't exercise standing up. What exercises can I do that will help me lose weight/tone? How do I eat healthy on a high sodium diet?
Is 2.5 ml once a day for 60 days of montelukast sodium levocetirizine dihydrochloride syrup dosage ok for a 5-month-old baby of weight 5.8kgs?
Probably OK: Since these drugs have wide safety margin, they are likely ok ...Read more