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Hi, With regard to low sodium levels What would be regarded

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Hi,
With regard to low sodium levels

What would be regarded as normal levels? is Na 119 Total ca2+ 2.04;WCC 16.9 from blood test much reason for concern?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 4 years ago.

Hello,

Test Result Units Normal values

Na+ 119 mEq/L (136-145)

Ca++ 2.04 mmol/L (2.2-2.6 )

WCC 16400 (4,500-10,000 )

Decreased levels of Sodium (hyponatremia)less than 135 mEq/L can be caused due to following factors-

Low sodium intake.
Vomiting or diarrhea
Diuretics abuse.
Dilution type due to edema.
Cardiac failure.
Hepatic failure.
Hypothyroidism.


HIgh White Cell Count is often due to an infection.
Other causes include steroid medications such as prednisolone, or as a non-specific “stress response” to pain or illness.

Your doctor may advise you Complete Blood count, Thyroid function test, EKG , Liver function test for further evaluation.

I suggest you to consult your doctor for further evaluation and management.




Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Ty so is the sodium level particularly low? what would the follow up directions be if a further sodium level test showed 129?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Ty so is the sodium level particularly low? what would the follow up directions be if a further sodium level test showed 129? The patient has a seizure would it be possible to link the sodium level to the seizure without a baseline presumably this would be a guess at best as we would all have varying sodium levels and these would change contantly?

Expert:  Family Physician replied 4 years ago.
A low sodium by itself can cause seizures, however correcting a low sodium too quickly can lead to serious neurologic problems that could also lead to seizures.

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