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Can High cortisol lead to hyponatremia and mild hyperkalemia?

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Posted on Sat, 8 Feb 2014
Question: Can High cortisol lead to hyponatremia and mild hyperkalemia ? Readings like BSL-R, FT3/FT4/TSH ,Calcium,LFT are norms cortisol (9 AM) - 147 mcg/dl Sodium - 125 Potassium - 5.5
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Brief Answer: No it won't. Detailed Answer: dear user hi! hyponatremia and hyperkalemia are associated with low cortisol and not high cortisol. hyponatremia and hyperkalemia may be due to potassium sparing diuretics, renal failure or failing adrenals. regards!
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Can High cortisol lead to hyponatremia and mild hyperkalemia?

Brief Answer: No it won't. Detailed Answer: dear user hi! hyponatremia and hyperkalemia are associated with low cortisol and not high cortisol. hyponatremia and hyperkalemia may be due to potassium sparing diuretics, renal failure or failing adrenals. regards!