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Normal Value Of Sodium And Potassium
Low Aldosterone 10 range 15-70 with normal sodium and potassium?? and I eat a normal sodium diet, not too much and not too little sodium..
ACTH challenge tes: A low aldosterone could be due to a problem with the adrenal glands or due to other causes. An ACTH stimulation test for aldosterone can be done - a low aldosterone response to the stimulation would indicate that there is dysfunction in the adrenal glands. A high aldosterone response would indicate that the problem is not due to adrenal gland dysfunction. ...Read more
Dr changed my diclofenac potassium to sodium, not sure why? But I've felt intense flushing/hotflashes, & heartbeating fast, feeling odd, is it normal?
No: There Re some people who notice a difference in effectiveness between these medications even though the active ingredient is the same. The side effects you are describing are. To normal with this change. It is always possible you are having an a usual side effect from the medication. Ask your doctor to switch you back to be sure. ...Read more
Low aldosterone, normal renin. Sodium 141 (135-145), potassium 3.4 (3.5-5.0) confused, shouldn't sodium be lower if low aldosterone and potassium higher?
Sodium: 142, Potassium 3.7, Magnesium 2.5, C02 34 (High), Chloride 105. are these normal? Can these levels cause an episode of V-tach??
Mostly normal. Lung?: The electrolytes look mostly normal. The CO2 (actually bicarbonate) level is slightly high, which may be "just you" (no significance), or may be related to some developing lung or kidney problems. In any case, I wouldn't look to the electrolytes as being the cause of VTach. The problem probably lies elsewhere (lung is possible, as is heart disease). TTYD or use HealthTap Prime for more clarity. GL ...Read more
Treated wart w/ potassium/sodium hydroxide for 3 days. Hurt some healthy cells. Area now full of pinkish plasma + dark gooey cells. Is this normal?
Get seen: That stuff is too strong for warts. It's A dangerous home remedy. If this gets worse, get seen. ...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 more
Blood test: estimated creatinine clearance test (low), what could it indicate? EGFR & creatinine normal. Potassium & sodium low. 28yr/f
How do you FEEL?: Many (maybe most) pathologists and nephrologists aren't impressed with the current practice of labs estimate GFR, creatinine clearance and so forth from a spot creatinine. Some formulas include race "because black people are more muscular than white people" -- these were never intended to be applied to individuals. Frankly, if your others labs are healthy, I'd ignore it. ...Read more
Used potassium+sodium hydroxide on wart for 3 days 2x/day. Now area has dark gooey cells w/out feeling, oozing pinkish plasma. Normal regrowth, or bad?
Alkali burn: You'll probably want to get seen now. I am sorry someone recommended this as a home remedy ...Read more
Is it possible to have addison's & have normal sodium and potassium level & only test abnormal is the acth stimulation test?
Yes: Without knowing more about your situation, the short answer is yes. ...Read more
My cortisol in blood is 4.50 at 12:00 noon. Sodium is 137 and potassium is 5.1.is it normal? Or does it shows adrenal insufficiency?
My renal function: urea: 21, creatinine 1.3, Uric acid 7.0, sodium 143, potassium 4.5. Is this normal? Need to see a doc? Thanks!
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 test results are normal, only creatinine is slightly higher, but even that may be normal if you are a muscular person engaged in physical activity.
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Could a person have Addison's disease with a normal CBC? Normal sodium, potassium, and glucose within the general test. Symptoms of fatigue/dizziness.
I had aldosterone of 10 range 15-70 potassium and sodium are normal but my doctor insists on giving me florinef, (fludrocortisone) will that cause me high BP?
Need whole story: Hi. Do you have Addison's or any other cause of (partial) adrenal insufficiency? You only need Florinef (fludrocortisone) for primary adrenal insufficiency. Secondary (pituitary) adrenal insufficiency doesn't need Florinef (fludrocortisone) treatment. And interpreting aldosterone labs requires knowledge of salt intake, whether you're lying, sitting, or standing, etc. From those labs, and if your pulse & BP are good, doubt you need F ...Read more
What can be done to help with my sodium, potassium count to keep from getting dehydrated? What is the count suppose to be? I was in hospital 2 weeks ago for these problems, I am still weak unable to get back on my feet and do normal things. I went to my
Try to find out why you had these problems. Did a medicine cause it or was it related to vomiting, diarrhea? Get a copy of your lab tests to review with your doctor. It shows your levels and the normals. If your levels are normal now and you still have symptoms something else may be causing those symptoms other than the sodium and potassium. Ask your doctor for answers.
I hope you feel better. ...Read more
Blood test shows sodium 139, potassium 3.3 L, and chloride 109 H. What does this mean and should I be concerned? WBC/RBC is normal. Anion gap 5.0
Electrolytes: Your electrolyte balance is not perfectly normal. The chloride is high, as you note, and the anion gap is low. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level is the other component of the anion gap - what is that value. Your potassium is low. Is this spontaneous or is it related to diet, diarrhea, vomiting, or a medication you did not report? Normal WBC and RBC is reassuring. ...Read more
Had blood work done. My creatinine was 0.68 GFR >60 bun/creat ratio 37.9 urea nitrogen 19 sodium 139 potassium 5.3 chloride 106. Is this all normal.
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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
Aged 70 yrs and the Blood urean is 60, GRBS-178, Cretanine is 2.2, Sodium - 135, Potasium-5.1, Chloride-109. tell us she is normal or you guide us?
Diabetes?: Optimized sugar control with diet and medication can improve diabetes related kidney disease. ACEI are also proven to improve kidney function, but a full work up needs to be done, preferably by a nephrologist. She is not "normal", but can stay healthier if appropriate care is provided sooner than later. ...Read more
See below: Very little. The drug is used in medicine to assist in lowering serum ammonia levels by activation of a nonurea cycle pathway; ammonia in the presence of benzoate will conjugate with glycine to form hippurate which is secreted by the kidney. As a preservative, there is little worry unless the individual is also on probenecid which can inhibit benzoate renal excretion. ...Read more
Pharmacologic basis: It is based on where the medication is metabolized and absorbed as well as whether the medication is time release or not. Some of these formulations may lengthen the time the medicine lasts or where it acts. ...Read more
What guidelines for potassium and sodium should I follow when cooking a dinner for someone on dialysis?
Keep it low: For a person on dialysis, they need to have a low potassium and low salt diet. Dialysis patients can not regulate potassium and salt very well, so they need to minimize these minerals in their diets. If they have too much dietary salt and potassium, cardic issues and and an elevated bood pressure can occur. ...Read more
Is there a good time of day to take sodium and potassium? I know that cortisol tapers off throughout the day. Is sodium and potassium simular?
Anytime is good: If you have a minor deficiency, then often it can be corrected with once a day supplements given at any time. If the deficiency is more severe, then it's better to take multiple smaller doses during the day, rather than one large dose. This is true even in the setting of treated adrenal deficiency complicated by diarrhea. ...Read more