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Doctor insights on: Normal Sodium Levels In Blood

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


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What causes high urine sodium and normal blood sodium levels, and would such levels be related to recurrent episodes of hypokalemia?

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

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Can consuming 5-6, 000 mg of sodium daily cause dizziness? Even if cmp showed normal blood sodium level

Can consuming 5-6, 000 mg of sodium daily cause dizziness? Even if cmp showed normal blood sodium level

Sodium: Your sodium is about double the normal intake and i notice you have high blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about the relationship between high blood pressure and sodium intake. You might be enlightened. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can a person have normal sodium level but still have all low blood pressure symptoms ?

Can a person have normal sodium level but still have all low blood pressure symptoms ?

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

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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

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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