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Normal Serum Sodium Level
I'm trying to eliminate salt. Now my serum sodium level has been low (not a lot) for the past 6 months. Is this related to table salt?
Can the hypernatremia of diabetes insipidus be disguised as normal serum sodium due to extreme low sodium diet for many years?
In central pontine myelinosis fromrapid sodium intake w/o muchwater, would the serum sodium be abnormally high or could it be normal after hydration?
Low Sodium: Central pontine myelinosis occurs when there is rapid sodium replacement in a person with low sodium.. This can occur with going from low to normal sodium levels. ...Read more
A test showed Serum sodium of 134 mmo1/L. Is this dangerous and can it be caused by Flecainide/Warfarin? Remainder of Urea and electrolytes normal.
No danger: Your sodium level is just one point below the lower limit of normal and that is not a dangerous situation. You may have just taken water before the test. ...Read more
Myalbumin has been 5.3-5.8 for 3 mnths, RBC count normal.Serum sodium 140, serum ptssium 3.3-3.9, chlride 96-100, feel lightheaded, headache, ideas?
What does it mean when my serum sodium is always low, no matter how much salt i eat. My doc says don't worry, but i feel there must be something up.
Serum sodium of 143mmol/L(134-144 lab range) & serum calcium of 10.2 mg/dL (lab range 8.7-10.2. Both @ higher end of range...concerning??
Effects, signs, diagnosis of central pontine myelinosis? Would serum sodium be high if patient consumed lots of oral water? What are lasting effects?
CPM and sodium: Central pontine myelinolysisis uncommon. The symptoms depend upon which descending motor pathways are dysrupted and weather or not the tracts or nuclei that control eye movements are affected. It is the rapid correction of a sodium imbalance that is thought to lead to this state. Drinking lots of water can cause hyponatremia not hypernatremia. ...Read more
Is a potassium level of 77.1 and a sodium level of 94 normal for a random urine sample? I did not have the 24 urine test done.
Incomplete: There are "normal values" for these tests. The Na is compared to the blood (or serum). You can do a "spot urine Cr to potassium" to estimate the potassium, but even this is not perfect. Something is missing from this information. Why was it done? What type of doctor did these test. You need to discuss this with the doctor who did these tests to see what he/she is looking for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been craving salt quite a bit lately. I believe that my sodium level is normal, but have had these cravings for about the last 6-8 weeks?
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