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What are symptoms of sodium deficiency?

What are symptoms of sodium deficiency?

Many: Some people with an acute change in the salt level may have seizures. Sedation and confusion are other common symptoms. ...Read more

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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 are the signs and symptoms of a sodium deficiency?

What are the signs and symptoms of a sodium deficiency?

Sodium deficiency: Low BP, thirst, wight loss, vomiting, confusion, coma, cramps, seizures, death. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to recover from hyponatremia (sodium deficiency)?

How much time does it take to recover from hyponatremia (sodium deficiency)?

Water excess: Hi. Hyponatremia is virtually ALWAYS due to water excess, NOT sodium deficiency. Depending on how LOW below normal your sodium is, correction may have to be done fairly gradually to prevent harm. You need to see a competent diagnostician to assess your volume status (fluid overloaded, dehydrated, or normal), and causative conditions, then institute water restriction (or a vaptan drug). Good luck! ...Read more

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Sodium deficiency and fluid on the lungs, what are things that need to be done?

Sodium deficiency and fluid on the lungs, what are things that need to be done?

Manage lung disease: Low sodium level frequently occurs due to lung disease. The fluids around the lungs need to be managed. If corrected, the the sodium will be corrected. For instance, if pneumonia or infection of pleura are treated then the fluid will resolve and sodium too. Taking more sodium/salt by mouth is the wrong approach. Also, cancer of the lungs can cause this picture. Discuss findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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My dad got his kidney transplanted last year. From past 2-3 months he is suffering sodium deficiency. His sodium levels keep fluctuating. What to do?

My dad got his kidney transplanted last year. From past 2-3 months he is suffering sodium deficiency. His sodium levels keep fluctuating. What to do?

See below: It's normal to have some fluctuations to any electrolyte, within reason. If it's drastic, then it's best to notify the doctor caring for him and the new kidney. ...Read more

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Can the depression caused by acute sodium deficiency be recovered ..because the problem has caused depression and memory loss to my father ..

Can the depression caused by acute sodium deficiency be recovered ..because the problem has caused depression and memory loss to my father ..

It depends.: If the main cause for memory loss is due to to acute sodium deficiency, he will recover when the sodium is replaced . It is rarely just one reason that memory is impaired. His doctor must find out what caused the sodium deficiency and correct the root cause.He should also try to find out whether there are medical problems that can contribute . Depression can also cause memolry deficits . ...Read more

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Can mild sodium deficiency (hyponatraemia) due to prescription drug or other reasons exist when standard blood test for electrolytes is normal?

Can mild sodium deficiency (hyponatraemia) due to prescription drug or other reasons exist when standard blood test for electrolytes is normal?

By definition no: Unless there is a lab error (and these panels are prone to problems), hyponatremia is simply not present if the blood sodium is normal. Some people try to second-guess based on their symptoms; this is understandable but is a mistake. Look for some other cause instead. ...Read more

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31 weeks pregnant. Severe arm muscles pain amd stiffness. Dr says sodium deficiency. What should I eat, as in diet, to cure this and ease pain?

31 weeks pregnant. Severe arm muscles pain amd stiffness. Dr says sodium deficiency. What should I eat, as in diet, to cure this and ease pain?

Other possibilities: I am skeptical that sodium is the problem. Calcium (e.g. Milk and dairy products) and potassium (e.g. Oj, bananas, raisins) might be helpful. Try different sleeping positions to relieve pressure on your arms and shoulders and also try to stretch out the muscles involved. Meanwhile keep your prenatal appointments! ...Read more

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Will potassium and sodium deficiency cause muscle pain and strain?

Will potassium and sodium deficiency cause muscle pain and strain?

Potassium yes: It is very common to experience muscular problems with low potassium but not all causes of cramps, muscle pain or strain are due to low potassium. Low sodium is less likely to be associated to muscle pain and strain. ...Read more

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Will low salt low sodium diets lead to iodine deficiency?

Will low salt low sodium diets lead to iodine deficiency?

Unlikely: You get iodine from other food sources beside salt, so you will not have iodine deficiency by cutting back salt. ...Read more

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I never add table salt to anything I consume. Is this a concern for iodine deficiency? Is the sodium in bread, burritos, etc iodized?

I never add table salt to anything I consume.  Is this a concern for iodine deficiency?  Is the sodium in bread, burritos, etc iodized?

Iodine deficiency: 43 M I never add table salt to anything I consume. Is this a concern for iodine deficiency? Is the sodium in bread, burritos, etc iodized? In the US bread and many other thinks cooked with salt in them use iodized salt. Discuss with your Dr. if you are consuming <500 mg Na Cl per day. You can use Fitness Pal app to track. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sodium and potassium deficiencies?

Probably not: Potassium is mostly inside the cell, so it doesn't have much effect on urination. Sodium is mostly outside the cell and does cause problems with swelling and urination. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am recovering from a potassium deficiency. I would get symptomatic from small amounts of sodium. How do I know how much sodium i can have?

I am recovering from a potassium deficiency. I would get symptomatic from small amounts of sodium. How do I know how much sodium i can have?

2500 mg per day: In general, limiting sodium to 2.5 grams per day is a safe range. If playing sports, you will need more. Low potassium is a diagnosis that requires a close f/u with your doc. ...Read more

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Can mcad deficiency be present in adulthood? Can i know clinically if I have this? Which are the symptoms and the treatment?

Can mcad deficiency be present in adulthood? Can i know clinically if I have this? Which are the symptoms and the treatment?

Most outgrow it: Medium chain acyl-coa dehydrogenase deficiency has been described in adults, but most children outgrow the risk of fatal hypoglycemia by the age of 8 or so. One theory of why this is is that the available pool of coenzyme a is increased as babies grow. Acylcarnitine analysis can detect this condition in adults who may have muscle pain on exertion, heart problems or low blood sugar when fasting. ...Read more

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Remedy for calcium deficiency.

Remedy for calcium deficiency.

Clarify?: Serum calcium may be low for any of several reasons; i'm assuming normal albumin. Hypoparathyroidism and its kin are uncommon but lower the level despite plenty of calcium on board. Vegetarians may and people on other restricted diets may become calcium deficient, and some folks may not be able to absorb it. The physician who diagnosed it can tell you more. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are remedy's for calcium deficiency?

What are remedy's for calcium deficiency?

Tums (calcium carbonate): The average adult needs 1 gram of calcium per day. Calcium carbonate is ubiquitous and is a form of calcium that is readily absorbed. A good source of calcium carbonate is two tums eaten each day. ...Read more