Hyponatremia (Low Blood Sodium) - Diagnosis

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How is hyponatremia (low blood sodium) diagnosed?

The symptoms of hyponatremia are nonspecific, so a blood test measuring the sodium level is required to confirm the diagnosis of hyponatremia. Sometimes the medical history (such as prolonged vomiting or excessive sweating) will suggest the diagnosis. In other cases, further blood tests, urine tests, and imaging studies may be needed in order to determine the exact cause of the hyponatremia.

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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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