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Sodium Level 125
For a 85 yr old person with sodium level in blood 125 and who is under medical treatment in hospital, how long will it take to be normal.
Depends on cause.: If the patient has an iv, with added sodium, often the level can return to normal fairly quickly, often in a few hours. However, if some disease process has caused loss of sodium it may take longer, drop again or require additional medication, teeatment. Dis cuss the underlying cause (s) with the patient's treating physician. ...Read more
Sodium 144 is NORMAL: Serum sodium levels are a reflection of hydration status and not how much salt you are eating! Normal sodium ranges 135-145 depending on how much water you are drinking. You can 'drink too much water' while exercising causing hypo-natremia e.G running a marathon and not replacing salt with water. Symptoms of low sodium are mental confusion and seizures. High sodium usually means de-hydration. ...Read more
Sodium range?: 136- 145 mmol/l.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly.: If it continues to drop it can be very dangerous. There are many causes for low sodium levels which can include medications. You need to talk to you doctor about your sodium levels and if any medications you are on could be causing this and your sodium levels monitored closely to make sure they don't drop any more and if there needs to be a change in your medications or the doses. ...Read more
This is technically hypernatremia. This is not considered worrisome. It is starting to be an area that is considered important to watch. If it is much higher such as 150 then it is important to wonder as the cause and be treated.
This may come from excessive heat exposure, inadequate intake of water, diuretics or kidney problems See your doctor. ...Read more
Is there any way of calculating the water deficit in a male who weighs 53.4 kilograms with a sodium level of 150 mmol/L?
Here are some. .: This Q should be referred to the doc in the treating time since lab report is just a reference, not a sole factor to decide how much fluid has to be given, but monitored and decided through clinical response for a sick person as profiled. So, ask the treating Doctors to see how much they can do with it at this time and expect down the road. ...Read more
22% sodium level, b.P.150, sugar level 96, age 78 female suffering with p.D. Since 10years advance stage from nov'12. Seeking your valuable advice.
See your doctor:
You have multiple risk factors and should have a good relationship with your doc in order to adequately manage your healthcare.
Blessings. ...Read more
1 weeks ago serum sodium level was 132. Today it’s 140, without changing anything in diet or something. How did it go up? And why was that low?
Here are some...: Occasionally, a lab report may not correlate with personal clinical profile and history. If so, don't get panic, but review history + repeating testing in 1-2 weeks as long as nothing is emergent. At times, laboratory accuracy may deviate to a degree; that is not infrequent. In fact, the body functionality may widely vary among individuals and along life path. More? Ask your doctor timely. ...Read more
The dr. Is having to hard time with my sodium level being critically low and the vit. D level too low. I have cidp (nerve disease) and diagnosed 1984?
Sodium level was 116 when admitted to icu in 8/2013. Discharged at 140, 1 mo later down to 128. How do I keep my sodium level up?
What causes a puffy face? I', not suffering from hypertension, try to keep my sodium level moderate, but my face is increasingly puffy.
Allergies?: There are many things that can cause a puffy face. If you are otherwise healthy the most common cause would probably be allergies. Please see your doctor for some testing to make sure that you do not have other problems as it could also something like a thyroid problem. If you do not then a trial of antihistamines may be helpful. Also I would try a very low sodium diet and avoid alcohol. ...Read more
I'm trying to eliminate salt. Now my serum sodium level has been low (not a lot) for the past 6 months. Is this related to table salt?
Numerous tests show sodium level of 133 (range 136 - 145). Other electrolytes ok. I have hashis and mostly asymptomatic. Is the low sodium concerning?
Serum sodium of 133 is not meaningfully low. As long as it is stable and you do not have any symptoms, do not be concerned.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Hyponatraemia: A sodium level of 129 is somewhat low, as the normal level is typically 135-145. There could be various causes. Excessive water intake might be one reason. Another would be a medication effect. Lastly would be siadh, which stands for "syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone." you will need to follow-up with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more
Several: The first thing I think of with this combination is someone trying to lose weight using a diuretic, or an athlete who's rehydrated insufficiently using only water. There will be additional findings in any serious illness that runs with these labs. Pathologists are lab physicians and our first rule is, "look at the person, not the numbers." good luck. ...Read more
Need actual results: 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. Your levels may well be in the normal limits. If you are on a normal diet and are drinking enough water, that should take care of these minerals. If you have any symptoms, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to take applecider viniger and baking soda for recurring gout attacks if your sodium level is high?
Adjuncts only: Gout is a serious systemic disease. If you're refusing scientific treatment (probenecid, allopurinol, workup for possible secondary causes) in favor of worthless "pop" remedies from sweet-talking crooks, you may pay with your health and even your life. If your sodium is already high for some reason, you can land yourself in the ICU by munching baking soda. Please do the right thing. ...Read more