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What causes low levels of sodium in blood?

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Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein

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Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 in Kidney Conditions
Question: How can you manage low sodium, if it is severe?
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Increase intake by food

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.

If this is severe then he should have intravenous sodium infusion under strict medical supervision. However, exact cause of low sodium should be diagnosed first and it may be kidney dysfunction, hormonal imbalance or too low intake.

Sodium can be taken with food or supplement but medication may be required if there is some if the disorders that I've mentioned.

Wish you good health.
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