Patient discussion about salt
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Q. What steps do you take when your physician says your sodium is low
|A1||Drugs That May Be Prescribed By Your Doctor for Hyponatremia(low sodium):|
Sodium levels must be corrected carefully. If your blood test results indicate you have a very low sodium level, your healthcare provider will cautiously correct the levels, to a "safe level."
Intravenous (IV) fluids with a high-concentration of sodium, and/or diuretics to raise your blood sodium levels.
Loop Diuretics - also known as "water pills" as they work to raise blood sodium levels, by making you urinate out extra fluid. The fluid that is lost (called "free water") is usually replaced with an IV solution that contains a high level of sodium.
A common example of this type of medication is Furosemide (e.g Lasix). You may receive this medication alone or in combination with other medications.
|A2||Well, it depends on the reason. Sometimes it happens because one's drinking too much, so the answer is to drink a little less. Sometimes it happpens when swaeting during exercise, so you should drink balanced fluids instead of water.What did your docotor told you?|
There are also salt tablets.
Maybe this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyponatremia) can give you some more answer.
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