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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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Is too much sodium and postassium harmful?

Is too much sodium and postassium harmful?

Effects : We all need some sodium/potassium as part of a healthy diet. Excess salt though has been associated with high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Potassium may need to be limited in advanced kidney disease as well. Here is a more comprehensive article to help you: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html. ...Read more

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Can consuming too much potassium or other electrolytes in diet cause severe lightheadedness?

Can consuming too much potassium or other electrolytes in diet cause severe lightheadedness?

YES: When the amount of electrolytes in your body is too high or too low, you can develop dizziness, cramps, and problems with an irregular heart beat (heart rhythm) or symptoms of mental confusion. If you think you might have an electrolyte disturbance or have symptoms of dizziness, nausea, fatigue, or muscle twitching or spasms that continue, call and schedule an appointment. Feel better. ...Read more

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Low Aldosterone 10 range 15-70 with normal sodium and potassium?? and I eat a normal sodium diet, not too much and not too little sodium..

Low Aldosterone 10 range 15-70 with normal sodium and potassium?? and I eat a normal sodium diet, not too much and not too little sodium..

ACTH challenge tes: A low aldosterone could be due to a problem with the adrenal glands or due to other causes. An ACTH stimulation test for aldosterone can be done - a low aldosterone response to the stimulation would indicate that there is dysfunction in the adrenal glands. A high aldosterone response would indicate that the problem is not due to adrenal gland dysfunction. ...Read more

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Drinking too much water will cause problems with potassium?

Drinking too much water will cause problems with potassium?

See below: There should no need to drink too much water, drink if you are thirsty your body can conserve pottassium, and should not be low, unless you are taking diuretics/medications .Or have other medical causes to lower pottassium levels. ...Read more

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Can diabetes insipidus or driking too much water/urinating a lot produce low serum phosphorus?

Can diabetes insipidus or driking too much water/urinating a lot produce low serum phosphorus?

Phosphorus losses: The answer to your question is "Yes". One can have low levels of phosphorus (P), if one has excessive urinary output. Both diabetes insipidus and increasing fluid intake will cause that. ...Read more

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Will too much salt cause dizziness?

Will too much salt cause dizziness?

It may: Especially if you already have high blood pressure. The salt will only raise your blood pressure which can be dangerous for you. ...Read more

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How much sodium intake to cause water retention?

How much sodium intake to cause water retention?

It depends on.......: Many factors include whether you take meds like water pills and calcium blockers, and actos, (pioglitazone) whether you have kidney disease, and whether you have heart failure. Some people tend to have fluid retention without these factors coming into play (benign essential edema). The reasonable sodium restriction to consider is under 2000mg/day by eating fresh fruits/veg and avoiding cured meat & salted food. ...Read more

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Would drinking too much water affect pulmonary edema?

Would drinking too much water affect pulmonary edema?

Yes: Yes in person with kidney disease or a heart failure. You do have to follow you weight daily which reflect your fluid balance. ...Read more

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Can eating too much protein cause dehydration?

Can eating too much protein cause dehydration?

Diet: Eating too much protein does not cause dehydration per se, however, high protein load can put extra stress on the kidneys and it is important to make sure the person is well hydrated all the time. So drinking plenty of water is important when you are on a high protein diet ...Read more

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Does too much caffeine in the diet daily cause pancreatitis?

Does too much caffeine in the diet daily cause pancreatitis?

Best to avoid: Pancreatitis is an inflammation of a gland near your stomach that produces enzymes. The most common triggers are from stoppage of gallbladder, alcohol intake or medications. Many times we cannot determine the trigger. While I have not seen an initial bout i linked to caffeine, its use may further inflame the pancreas or cause you to loose fluids you need to heal. Would be best to avoid. ...Read more

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Is sodium 132 low? Why do you retain water if low sodium? Kidney and heart in great shape.

Is sodium 132 low?  Why do you retain water if low sodium?  Kidney and heart in great shape.

Low sodium: You have what is known as a "dilutional hyponatremia" (d), "hyponatremia" means "low sodium". Your sodium (n) goes down because the same amount of n is found in an increased amount of fluid in the body. This is found in patients who have edema, or who takie in a large amount of water. Patients with d usually have edema, . ...Read more

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Does drinking too much water cause water retention?

Does drinking too much water cause water retention?

Yes: but most likely will give you water intoxication if the amount of water ingested is out of proportion of body's needs. Can be dangerous if taken to extremes. Ingesting too much sodium will lead to water retention. ...Read more

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I heard that a low salt diet is good if you have high blood pressure. How much salt/sodium intake is too much?

I heard that a low salt diet is good if you have high blood pressure.  How much salt/sodium intake is too much?

Depends: Not everyone is salt sensitive. Also, potassium which is found in fruit and vegetables helps balance the sodium. Eating lots of fruit and vegetables can help blood pressure. Also magnesium supplementation can help. ...Read more

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Can too much protein taken in too quickly cause diarrhea?

Can too much protein taken in too quickly cause diarrhea?

It can!: Whey protein needs some dilution. For most people 30 grams per sitting is adequate! too much can causes loose stools! ...Read more

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Can low hCG levels be caused by drinking too much water?

Can low hCG levels be caused by drinking too much water?

No: Hcg is produced by the placenta and is not effected by food or fluid intacke. Test for urine or blood are very sensitive. ...Read more

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