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Symptons Of Low Sodium
Electrical: The concentration of sodium outside and potassium inside cells is important to the resting membrane charge on the cell surface. This has implications specifically for heart muscle cells (arrhythmia) and regular muscle cells (weakness). The potassium concentration has to get below 3mmol/l before either of these would be expected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low potassium: There are many causes of a low blood potassium level. It can be caused by vomiting, diarrhea, diuretic use, antibiotics such as penicillin, low magnesium blood levels, increased sweating and hyperaldosteronism or conn's syndrome. See your physician to arrive the correct diagnosis in your case. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.
It could be serious: Unintended weight loss is always a matter of serious concern about your health. You should go see a doctor for a physical exam and have a medical check up to find the cause of your weight loss and check your blood and do other appropriate tests to get you well. Lymphopenia can be a sign of immune deficiency. So a repeat check of CBC and differential blood counts are important to do. ...Read more
Signs of low K.: 42 F. signs can develop very slowly. Here is my experience over 50 years in dealing with diseases that cause this: fatigue, muscle cramps, brain fog, peeing a lot at night, later during day as well, metallic taste in mouth. Some with this prob have been incorrectly diagnosed with MS, chronic fatigue, being "menopausal" chronic pain syndrome to mention a few. Can hep quickly with 2nd opinion here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suspect hyperaldo: High blood pressure with low blood potassium levels brings the potential diagnosis of elevated aldosterone level (hyperaldosteronism) as a possibility. There may be other reasons- for example if you are taking a BP medication that may cause low potassium levels but your BP is still elevated. This finding requires a proper medical evaluation and lab analysis. ...Read more
What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC/ diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.
Weight loss: Your "huge" weight loss, if unintentional due to poor appetite, is a potentially serious symptom, probably a lot more important than having low lymphocyte or monocyte counts. See a doctor soon; or if already in care, discuss your ongoing symptoms and other concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
Low WBC count and low platelet 4 years b4...now stomach pain,loss of appetite,petike,leg cramp,flu symptoms,....symptoms of which disease?suggested?
Can addison disease present symptoms of hypoKpp? I have low cortisol, and bouts of low K and glucose. Weakness, numbness, fatigue, thirst, lightheaded
Addison's disease: Adrenocortical insufficiency is an unusual disorder of the adrenal cortex that controls mineralocorticoid, androgen, and glucocorticoid function. It typically arises in the 30-50's and is insidious in its onset. It has a variety of symptoms including the ones you mention. However, the potassium abnormalities are usually elevated and not low. Please see an Endocrinologist for further details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TSH of 3.34, low iron and ferritin, pretty low iodine. T3 (liothyronine) and T4 on low end of lab normal. Mild symptoms of hypothyroid. Do I need meds?
Yes, iron: 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. Having said that, given your TSH value you probably do not need thyroid medication. However, you are iron deficient and should take oral iron supplement and multivitamins. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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
Low grade fever 99-99.5 and virus twice in one month. Slightly low iron levels. Terrified of lymphoma?! No other symptoms except anxiety.
Get more information: knowledge is power. You need to see your primary care doctor and get the proper tests regarding the lymphoma. As for the anxiety if you have anxiety that is of long duration and centers on health concerns or others you may need to see a psychologist for therapy and or consider medication. Basically you need an evaluation to allay your medical fears and go from there. ...Read more
Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could diabetes type 1.5 be the underlying cause of TIA like symptons, hypertension, hi glucose, low mpv, and low kidney function+protein in urine?
Yes : Type 1.5 diabetes involves autoimmune Insulin deficiency in addition to the Insulin resistance seen in type 2 diabetes. Cardiovascular problems, retinopathy, kidney failure, etc. Are sequelae to this disease. Tia risk is markedly increased by these factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: There are many different types of treatment. However the treatment varies depending on what type of hyponatremia you have. If you have hyponatremia from dehydration, you must have a liquids that have salt (ckn broth or normal saline) in them. If you had hyponatremia because you retain too much fluid, then you must use a water pill to get rid of the excess water and improve your serum sodium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hyponatremia, low chloride and high TSH 12.8. Sodium went to 116. Many hospitalizations. Take 10 1gr sodium tabs. Fluid res?
Low sodium: You need to see an endocrinologist (ea) as soon as possible. You are hypothyroid (h) with your high tsh. That could be one cause of your low sodium (ls). Ls is a life-threatening situation. See an e, get your h treated with medicine and you may stop the need for your sodium pills and avoid future hospitalizations. You will also begin to feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have long standing hyponatremia, low chloride plus high TSH 12.8. I have been hospitalized mult times had seizure. Taking 10 1gr sodium. Fluid res?
FInd out why: I trust you are not taking a diuretic for some reason, and i trust you do not have inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion due to porphyria or some other illness. Especially, i hope you don't have undiagnosed addison's disease especially with the high TSH (possible schmidt's). Have you been evaluated for one of the syndromes of renal sodium wasting? ...Read more
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
Mum had Hyponatremia sodium 108 went to ED. it was BP medication since she came out she is confused it is now 131 how long should she be confused?
Confused: Two things: 1: Please call your mother's doctor! 2: Consider a consult with a Psychologist. Please keep me posted. PS: I have two brothers with family in London and I hope to see them in December! Can't wait. ...Read more
I have been told by my dr. subscribed 1 gm of sodium chloride 2x's daily for chronic hyponatremia...they cause nausea-vomiting. could I be allergic?
Wrong treatment: Hi. The treatment for hyponatremia depends on the patient's volume status (dehydrated, volume over-loaded, or normal volume status) and the underlying cause. The most common cause, SIADH, is treated with water restriction (or one of the new vaptan drugs), NOT by giving salt. Nausea and vomiting can be FROM severe hyponatremia. It wouldn't be a bad idea for you to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Ckd patient with hyponatremia. Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention? Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?
Depends: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is not reno-protective. However, high acid levels in the blood affect heart function, muscle function and kidney function. Reducing the blood acid level (seen by a rising bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level or pH level) improves muscle function including the heart which improves kidney circulation. It also allows the kidneys to better control potassium levels. You can help the process by avoiding sodas! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could a runner running in the heat who was drinking a sport drink with only potassium chloride and carbohydrates (no sodium at all) get hyponatremia?
Yes. : Any drink that doesn't taste like the ocean is mostly water, regardless of whether it contains sodium or not. Long distance runners can be susceptible to hyponatremia, and risk factors include long distances (marathons, ultra-marathons), women, low body weight, inadequate training, and water loading before and during the race, especially if more weight is gained by water than lost by sweat. ...Read more
How much water would a person have to drink over a period of 12 hours in order to develop hyponatremia? I've drank about 9 cups of fluid in 12 hours, but I feel like that's too much. Also, I have a mildly low K level (3.2), so is that too much H2O?
Hyponatremia is: very uncommon with just an episode of vomiting unless it is very prolonged, and by then most people would have sought medical attention. Heavily salted water can lead to further GI problems and further dehydration. Gatorade, pedilyte and similar preparations are safer and more effective, ...Read more
Excess water: Exertional hyponatremia generally occurs when a person loses excessive amounts of both water and electrolytes (usually through profuse sweating during heavy exercise or warm temperatures). Instead of replacing both, the individual only replaces the water component resulting in relatively excess water in the body. This may result in impairment in brain function due to changes in brain cells. ...Read more
Low sodium: Euvolemia means you are neither fluid overloaded nor dehydrated. Hypontremia is a difficult medical problem. Some people develop low sodium in the blood as the kidneys are absorbing more water than they should. There are several tests to be done, to figure out the reason. You must contact your doctor for futher advice and tests. ...Read more
See below: Hyponatremia or low sodium level has many causes.Low levels may be asymptomatic or accompanied by non specific symptoms like generalized weakness, and changes in mentation and cognitive function and in severe or rapid lowering of sodium cause seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low Sodium in Blood: Although the term hyponatremia means "low sodium in blood", it is caused by abnormal handling of water by the kidneys. Reabsorption of water in the kidneys rely on a hormone called ADH (vasopressin) produced in the brain and there are instances where a high concentration is secreted either appropriately (e.g. severe volume contraction) or inapproprately (e.g. medication causing SIADH (vasopressin)). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Hi. Hyponatremia (lo Na) can be seen with normal, low, or high circulating blood volume. How it is treated depends on the clinical setting (blood loss/hypovolemia, congestive heart failure, normal blood vol.). If you can specify (e.g., CHF, SIADH, etc), we could be of greater assistance. The standard for SIADH is fluid restriction (sucks) or more recently, a vaptan drug. Good luck. ...Read more
Too much water: Hyponatremia is a disorder of water balance. In the summer as you describe it would because most likely by in excess of water ingestion, or dehydration overall. Excess water consumption can actually be dangerous, and there have been several deaths in marathon runners from drinking too much water. ...Read more
Elderly and children: Hyponatremia or low salt level in the blood can cause confusion among other problems. Everyone whose blood sodium drops low enough ( especially if a drastic shift) will be symptomatic but the elderly and young children are most vulnerable both to having the condition and being symptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyponatremia time: Hyponatremia (H) lasts as long as it is not treated. If one has H due to sodium (S) loss due to diuretics, unless the diuretics are stopped and more S is given to the patient, the S will not improve. If the H gets worse, then the patient may have a seizure and/or die. H can be a serious illness is therapy is started early and appropriately. ...Read more