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Q: Sodium levels ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Sodium levels
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: poa4mom-ga
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Posted: 04 May 2006 15:44 PDT
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Question ID: 725551
What is the medical "cause" of a low sodium level?
Subject: Re: Sodium levels
Answered By: eiffel-ga on 05 May 2006 03:27 PDT
Hi poa4mom-ga,

There are multiple causes of low sodium levels, according to "Health A to Z":

"...Diuretics, certain psychoactive drugs (i.e., fluoxetine,
sertraline, haloperidol), specific antipsychotics (lithium),
vasopressin, chlorpropamide, the illicit drug "ecstasy," and other
pharmaceuticals can cause decreased sodium levels, or hyponatremia.
Low sodium levels may also be triggered by inadequate dietary intake
of sodium, excessive perspiration, water intoxication, and impairment
of adrenal gland or kidney function..."

The following emedicine articles list some additional causes:


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