I am Sodium Deficient - What does this mean?

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I am Sodium Deficient - What does this mean?
« on: 07/10/2005 23:23:52 »
Hi,
I just had a blood test done and the doctor called and said they want to retest me because my sodium level was low.  

What are the side effects of low sodium?   I always thought I had to worry about too much salt???

I think I eat a normal amount of salt, in fact I think I'm retaining water from too much.

Any ideas?

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Re: I am Sodium Deficient - What does this mean?
« Reply #1 on: 08/10/2005 13:09:38 »
actually you're right, water retention can be a cause of low sodium.

Other causes include losing too much sodium in urine resulting in a low level in the bloodstream.

You should definitely repeat the blood test because it may be wrong and you might be worrying unnecessarily.

Chris

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