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Low sodium: Introduction

Low sodium: Low blood sodium levels (hyponatremia). See detailed information below for a list of 20 causes of Low sodium, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Low sodium

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Causes of Types of Low sodium:

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Low sodium: Symptom Checker

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Low sodium Treatments

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Stories from Users for Low sodium

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Message Boards for Low sodium

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Diagnostic tests for Low sodium:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Low sodium. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Look for evidence of dehydration - e.g. loss of skin elasticity, postural low blood pressure, cold skin, elevated pulse rate, dry mucous membranes. If dehydrated may suggest pyloric obstruction, vomiting, malabsorption syndrome or the use of certain diuretics as the cause of low sodium.
    • Examine for evidence of fluid retention such as pulmonary edema and ankle edema which may suggest congestive cardiac failure, nephrotic syndrome, cirrhosis of the liver, renal failure
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count
    • Electrolytes
    • Chloride level. An increased chloride suggests diabetic acidosis, Addison's disease, renal tubular acidosis, nephritis or the use of certain diuretics as the cause. A decreased chloride suggests congestive heart failure, syndrome of inappropriate secretion of anti-diuretic hormone (SIADH), pyloric obstruction, vomiting, malabsorption syndrome and diuretic use as the possible cause
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Low sodium: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Low sodium

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Low sodium. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Low sodium: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Low sodium

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Low sodium: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Low sodium:

The list of organs typically affected by Low sodium may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Low sodium

The list below shows some of the causes of Low sodium mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Low sodium?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Low sodium. Of the 20 causes of Low sodium that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 18 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Low sodium:

The following list of conditions have 'Low sodium' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Low sodium Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Low sodium based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Low sodium?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Low sodium, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Low sodium:

    Subtypes of Low sodium:

    Low blood sodium (11 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Low sodium:

    Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Electrolyte imbalance symptoms (300 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

    Symptoms related to Low sodium:

    Diabinese, Chlorpropamide, Apo-Chlorpropamide, Novo-Propamide, Deavynfar, Insogen

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