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I heard lemon juice in water helps the liver. I have bottled lemon juice that contains some sodium bisulfite and sodium benzoate. Is this ok to use?
Lemon juice: I am not aware of the fact of lemon juice helping the liver. There are tons of claims made but not a signle one substantiated. ...Read more
How much sodium is in no-salt-added diet if it includes purchased baked goods and processed foods?
1500 mg: 1500 mg is your daily budget. Your food can still taste great. Crank up the flavor by adding more spice to your dish. Example: if you're cooking with garlic, add more garlic than the recipe calls for. You can find more information here: www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.Pdf congrats on making great changes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause the sodium content in body drop? Is there any solution fir that? Because my grandmum is facing this problem currently.
Low sodium < 135: Normal sodium range from 135 to 145. Low sodium (hyponatremia) is less than 135. Some may have no symptoms at slight decrease in sodium level especially if the level dropped slowly. Rapid decrease or large drop in levels can cause confusion, seizures, coma and even death. Labs should always be rechecked to exclude false abnormal level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No short answer: A low sodium has a cause, and there are potential risks that if not addressed in a timely manner, elevated aldosterone can develop, and Insulin resistance can be caused by the elevated aldosterone. Inappropriate ADH can cause water retention and a false picture of sodium deficiency. Last example of my common list of potential causes, is adrenal fatigue or pituitary failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyponatremia: First you have to find out if your sodium level is low from dilution(too much water) or from depletion(loss from vomiting, diarrhea, excess sweating) also inadequate function of adrenal glands(ex:addison's disease) and inappropriate secretion of a hormone called adh. Each of these have different therapeutic approaches. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
At what % sodium does a solution become hypertonic? .9% is isotonic, 3% is hypertonic, but where does it change from isotonic to hypertonic? ...2%?
Hypertonic : Hypertonic fluid has a sodium content that is greater than that of serum. Human serum has a sodium content of approximately 154 meq/liter. "normal saline" or 0.9% Normal Saline has the same sodium content as serum. Therefore, anything greater than that serum sodium concentration is a hypertonic solution. Examples of this in commercially available forms are 3% or 7% normal saline. ...Read more
It could: Especially if you have a predisposing factor to retain sodium (like kidney disease). However, this increased weight would be fluid, and not fat or muscle. ...Read more
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