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Remedies For 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
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
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
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
14 yr old on a heart monitor last year /sodium deficiency. today school nurse said 89 to 59 in two minutes? do you know what this is?
Heart rate: Heart rates of 59 or 89 would not be abnormally low in a 14 year old who is otherwise well. Please restate the question. ...Read more
Can mild sodium deficiency (hyponatraemia) due to prescription drug or other reasons exist when standard blood test for electrolytes is normal?
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
31 weeks pregnant, arm muscles hurt and stiff, dr says sodium deficiency. What should I eat to cure this deficiency and ease muscle pain?
Unlikely: You get iodine from other food sources beside salt, so you will not have iodine deficiency by cutting back salt. ...Read more
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
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?
Can Plasmoquine cause vision deficiencies after prolonged use for the treatment of Osteoarthritus?
Yes : See your eye doctor and physician who prescribed ...Read more
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
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
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
Multiple: There are many different types of treatment. However the treatment varies depending on what type of hyponatremia you have. If you have hyponatremia from dehydration, you must have a liquids that have salt (ckn broth or normal saline) in them. If you had hyponatremia because you retain too much fluid, then you must use a water pill to get rid of the excess water and improve your serum sodium. ...Read more
Not really: This is one of the glycogen storage diseases. Avoiding fasting and keeping food intake even, steady and moderate may make things easier. ...Read more
Many risks &problems:
Low Vit D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/weakness, headaches,depression & also increases risk of infections,heart disease,cancer & risk of dying!
Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day in fall and winter, year-round if you get little sun; avoid D2! See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer and http://www.drfranklipman.com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://tinyurl.com/ly3wn3n ...Read more
Good hygiene: There is no medication or treatment for IgA deficiency. You must use good hygiene and hand washing to avoid infection. ...Read more