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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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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.

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

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Is sodium level of 135 too low?

Is sodium level of 135 too low?

No: Sodium level of 135 is at the lower limits of normal. Normal range is between 135-145. ...Read more

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Is 131 too low for sodium level?

Is 131 too low for sodium level?

Hyponatremia: Sodium is an important electrolyte that helps regulate the amount of water that's in and around your cells. A normal sodium level is 135 to145 (meq/l. Under 130 is alerting (hyponatremia).

If you have the symptoms of low blood sodium, see your doctor for a blood test. ...Read more

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Sodium level was 144 should I be concerned?

Sodium level was 144 should I be concerned?

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

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Sodium level 130. Is this dangerous. What causes this?

Sodium level 130. Is this dangerous. What causes this?

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

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I have been craving salt quite a bit lately. I believe that my sodium level is normal, but have had these cravings for about the last 6-8 weeks?

More info needed: How do you know that your sodium level is normal. I think an appointment with an endocrinologist is in order. There are a couple of illnesses that may cause this but you will have to have an exam and some blood tests. ...Read more

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How can I lower sodium level in my blood?

How can I lower sodium level in my blood?

Lower NA in blood.: Drink in extra water and/or take DDAVP. ...Read more

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What health problems will you face if your sodium level is high?

What health problems will you face if your sodium level is high?

Hypertension: Depending on the sodium levels. Without going to the explanations for hypernatremia.

Sodium will make your body retain water secondary to osmolality. The more water you retain, the more pressure inside your vessels.

More Pressure = Hypertension. ...Read more

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Is a sodium level of 146 mmol/L technically classified as hypernatremia?

Is a sodium level of 146 mmol/L technically classified as hypernatremia?

Perhaps: 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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Decreased sodium level - indication of stroke?

No: There has to be other symptoms --see pcp for ck up! ...Read more

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What is a low sodium level in a blood test mean?

Dehydration: Usually in dehydration. Patient in diuretic medication, investigate the level of other electrolytes and glucose. ...Read more

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Can the sodium level in an elderly person's blood rise 10 points in just 72 hours on its own?

Can the sodium level in an elderly person's blood rise 10 points in just 72 hours on its own?

Sodium Dehydration: Elevated sodium suddenly, in an elderly, is usually due to dehydration or poor PO intake. Also, it results from an occult infection, for example urinary tract infection. Get blood & urine checked, please. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Meds: Low sodium is a not uncommon side effect of many medications (antidepressants, diuretics), and low vitamin d is a function of not getting enough sunlight no matter how good your oral intake is (some exceptions such as malabsoprtion syndromes). ...Read more

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How to maintain sodium level in human body?

How to maintain sodium level in human body?

Sodium: Not sure what you mean. Usually tightly regulated by the kidneys. Is your's abnormal? ...Read more

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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?

Treat problem: It's important to identify the problem causing your sodium to stay low. Unless it's determined and fixed, you may keep slipping back into a low sodium state. ...Read more

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What causes a puffy face? I', not suffering from hypertension, try to keep my sodium level moderate, but my face is increasingly puffy.

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

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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?

Why?: Why are you trying to eliminate salt? The body needs to stay in balance. Too much or too little of anything is not good. Check RBC magnesium as well as RBC potassium. You may need magnesium and potassium as well to keep things in balance. ...Read more

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Numerous tests show sodium level of 133 (range 136 - 145). Other electrolytes ok. I have hashis and mostly asymptomatic. Is the low sodium concerning?

No: 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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My blood analysis shoes sodium level 129 what does this mean?

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

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Can a slightly low sodium level cause symptoms such as fatigue and anxiety?

Can a slightly low sodium level cause symptoms such as fatigue and anxiety?

Hyponatremia: Hyponatremia is associated with fatigue, however, not usually with anxiety. That being said, a level of sodium just below normal may not be sufficient to cause clinical symptoms of fatigue. Recommend seeing your doctor for furthe evaluation. ...Read more

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What diseases may cause to lower the blood sodium level and raise red blood cells?

What diseases may cause to lower the blood sodium level and raise red blood cells?

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

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My lab report shows high sodium level & low magnesium level. What should I do to normalize it?

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

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Is it safe to take applecider viniger and baking soda for recurring gout attacks if your sodium level is high?

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