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Normal Sodium Levels In Blood
Clarify: Please clarify what the question is. Thank you. ...Read more
What causes high urine sodium and normal blood sodium levels, and would such levels be related to recurrent episodes of hypokalemia?
Diet: If you eat more sodium, you pee more of it out. If you drink less water, there is less in which to dissolve whatever sodium you have may taken in. Don't look for a deeper meaning here. ...Read more
Can consuming 5-6, 000 mg of sodium daily cause dizziness? Even if cmp showed normal blood sodium level
I have lupus. Recent sodium level was 134 (normal is 135-145). Have been suffering from low blood pressures. Should I be concerned or not?
We need more info: The 134 is not dangerous. The level depends on medication, renal function, and other problems and processes within your body. This is a specific problem and your physician can best answer it. ...Read more
Low BP: Sodium is not the only thing that plays a role in regulating the blood pressure, the process is more complex than that, if your blood pressure is low and you are having symptoms, like dizziness, passing out and etc you should talk to your provider. Otherwise if you are athletic and exercise your blood pressure would be lower than other people and that's ok. ...Read more
For a 85 yr old person with sodium level in blood 125 and who is under medical treatment in hospital, how long will it take to be normal.
Depends on cause.: If the patient has an iv, with added sodium, often the level can return to normal fairly quickly, often in a few hours. However, if some disease process has caused loss of sodium it may take longer, drop again or require additional medication, teeatment. Dis cuss the underlying cause(s) with the patient's treating physician. ...Read more
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
No: That is a normal result.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What happens if our bodies have excess or high blood sodium levels, what happens to the kidney to regulate sodium levels?
Its water problem: Alteration in sodium levels in the blood is related to water loss or gain, not related to sodium intake. Kidneys and thirst mechanism regulate water metabolism, hence sodium levels.If you increase sodium in the blood by increased sweating, kidneys retain more water to normalize sodium levels.If you have less sodium in the blood due to increased retention of ater, kdienys excrete more water. ...Read more
Hello Docotor,mothers - 70 yrs we find Blood urean is 60, GRBS is 178, Cretanine is 2.2 , sodium is 135, Potasium-5.1,chloride109.she is normal/not?
Renal failure: Several of these laboratory values indicate renal failure. She should be under the care of a nephrologist for a work up. ...Read more
I have POTS syndrome & am on 50 mcg Florinef (fludrocortisone) daily along w/ very HIGH salt diet so I'm confused why my recent blood sodium level was a tad low (134).
POTS Syndrome: How much salt are you consuming, daily? Please send me the actual amount. Thank you very much. ...Read more
Hyponatraemia: A sodium level of 129 is somewhat low, as the normal level is typically 135-145. There could be various causes. Excessive water intake might be one reason. Another would be a medication effect. Lastly would be siadh, which stands for "syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone." you will need to follow-up with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more
No: No low sodium dose not directly lead to a drop in RBC numbers. ...Read more
Several: The first thing i think of with this combination is someone trying to lose weight using a diuretic, or an athlete who's rehydrated insufficiently using only water. There will be additional findings in any serious illness that runs with these labs. Pathologists are lab physicians and our first rule is, "look at the person, not the numbers." good luck. ...Read more
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