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Re: Reintroducing Trileptal...

Posted by baseball55 on April 10, 2014, at 19:55:25

In reply to Re: Reintroducing Trileptal... baseball55, posted by SLS on April 9, 2014, at 20:16:20

> Are you absolutely sure that swelling is not a symptom of hyponatremia?
> - Scott

I'm not medically trained, but I know enough A&P to know that sodium attracts water and causes water retention. Low sodium reduces water retention. That's why docs prescribe low sodium diets for people with high BP (less sodium means less fluid retention means less blood volume and lower BP).

So when Sheila connected low sodium to edema, that seemed counter-intuitive, so I looked it up. According to sources on the web, edema is not a symptom of hypo-natremia. It is a symptom of hyper-natremia.




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