Patient Comments: Hyponatremia (Low Blood Sodium) - Diagnosis

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Comment from: john, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 18

I embarked on drinking too much water for some months. When I drink I will go and urinate constantly but now I have headache. It started in the last 3 days, I don't know may be it is hyponatremia or just normal headache of malaria.

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Comment from: Evie, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: March 26

I'm 82, and I drink lots of water to try to prevent dehydration, and this may be the cause of my low sodium (132 with range of 136-145). In doing a little research, I found that putting 1/4 tsp. of sea salt in each quart of water, and sipping this fairly constantly throughout the day is a help. Also, only 4 oz. of water can be absorbed at a time, so drinking no more than 4 oz. at a time might help keep sodium and hydration up.

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Comment from: gaye, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 09

At 6 month checkup sodium was low, 125. I rechecked in 3 months it went up to 126, I am having it check again in 1 week. I have had high blood pressure, I am suffering with head ache, tiredness and lack of interest in doing anything.

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