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Suggest remedies for low sodium level in an elderly woman

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Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016
Question: my mother is 80 years old, she is very low on weigh , she is about 5 ft tall and her weight is about 70 pounds, she does not want to eat much and is like she quit fighting. we took her to the hospital about 2 weeks ago and she was dehydrated and the levels os sodium were very low. She has to eat more but is a mission just to eat a little of anything that she wants.
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Cyproheptidine syrup with vitamins may help

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
Appreciate your concern for your mother.
You may be able to improve her appetite by giving small doses of cyproheptidine and vitamins.
She might sleep a little more as it's a side effect.
Do get back to me if you have more queries

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Suggest remedies for low sodium level in an elderly woman

Brief Answer: Cyproheptidine syrup with vitamins may help Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. Appreciate your concern for your mother. You may be able to improve her appetite by giving small doses of cyproheptidine and vitamins. She might sleep a little more as it's a side effect. Do get back to me if you have more queries