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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?
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?
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?
Doubt the diagnosis: I doubt it is a sodium deficiency. What is you serum sodium value? Get another opinion. ...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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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