sodium in blood

AprilSun

Senior Member
Location
USA
I have had this problem before. A doctor I was going to before the one I see now, had put me on a 12.5 mg diuretic several years ago. I changed doctors and they did blood work, etc. They called me later and said that the sodium was low in my blood and they wanted me to cut my diuretic pill in half. That's what I did and since then, I haven't had any problems. Did your doctor tell you what he wanted you to do about it?
 

Kaila

Well-known Member
I don't know about it, but I wonder,....
if low sodium might make it harder for the body to increase blood pressure when needed, for times when we are getting up or moving about more actively.

Do you get dizzy or weak when getting upright or increasing actions?

But I hope the doctor explained it well and more for you.
 

twinkles

Senior Member
Location
georgia
Original Poster
I have had this problem before. A doctor I was going to before the one I see now, had put me on a 12.5 mg diuretic several years ago. I changed doctors and they did blood work, etc. They called me later and said that the sodium was low in my blood and they wanted me to cut my diuretic pill in half. That's what I did and since then, I haven't had any problems. Did your doctor tell you what he wanted you to do about it?
the doctor put me on another pill so will see how this works
 

twinkles

Senior Member
Location
georgia
Original Poster
I have had this problem before. A doctor I was going to before the one I see now, had put me on a 12.5 mg diuretic several years ago. I changed doctors and they did blood work, etc. They called me later and said that the sodium was low in my blood and they wanted me to cut my diuretic pill in half. That's what I did and since then, I haven't had any problems. Did your doctor tell you what he wanted you to do about it?
I have had this problem before. A doctor I was going to before the one I see now, had put me on a 12.5 mg diuretic several years ago. I changed doctors and they did blood work, etc. They called me later and said that the sodium was low in my blood and they wanted me to cut my diuretic pill in half. That's what I did and since then, I haven't had any problems. Did your doctor tell you what he wanted you to do about it?
she is going to put me on a water pill
 

Em in Ohio

Senior Member
Location
OH HI OH
I lost consciousness for hours and ended up in the hospital. They told me that I had virtually no salt in my body. I wasn't on any medications or diuretics. The recommendation that I read just recently said we needed 1/4 tsp of salt daily - BUT that includes all the unintentional salt from the foods we consume AND that needs to be approved by YOUR physician.
 

twinkles

Senior Member
Location
georgia
Original Poster
I don't know about it, but I wonder,....
if low sodium might make it harder for the body to increase blood pressure when needed, for times when we are getting up or moving about more actively.

Do you get dizzy or weak when getting upright or increasing actions?

But I hope the doctor explained it well and more for you.
s ometimes i do get a little dizzy
 

Em in Ohio

Senior Member
Location
OH HI OH
I had low sodium once, doctor told me to eat potato chips, 🤣, seriously he did and I did. Solved the problem.
That is perfectly sound advice for the short term, anyway. I keep 'salty' snacks around because I tend to become dehydrated. When I worked in a very hot factory one summer, there were bottles of salt tablets at least every 8 feet. Otherwise, we might faint and fall into the furnaces! Besides, chips are GOOD!
 

Aneeda72

Senior Member
That is perfectly sound advice for the short term, anyway. I keep 'salty' snacks around because I tend to become dehydrated. When I worked in a very hot factory one summer, there were bottles of salt tablets at least every 8 feet. Otherwise, we might faint and fall into the furnaces! Besides, chips are GOOD!
Chips are too greasy
 


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