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What happens if our bodies have excess or high blood sodium levels, what happens to the kidney to regulate sodium levels?

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Its water problem

Alteration in sodium levels in the blood is related to water loss or gain, not related to sodium intake.
Kidneys and thirst mechanism regulate water metabolism, hence sodium levels.If you increase sodium in the blood by increased sweating, kidneys retain more water to normalize sodium levels.If you have less sodium in the blood due to increased retention of ater, kdienys excrete more water.

In brief: Its water problem

Alteration in sodium levels in the blood is related to water loss or gain, not related to sodium intake.
Kidneys and thirst mechanism regulate water metabolism, hence sodium levels.If you increase sodium in the blood by increased sweating, kidneys retain more water to normalize sodium levels.If you have less sodium in the blood due to increased retention of ater, kdienys excrete more water.
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