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My blood sodium level is low ( 120 )-----what would cause this

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My blood sodium level is low ( 120 )-----what would cause this? and how can I treat it
to get back to normal.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.S.A.Alam replied 5 years ago.

Dr.S.A Alam :

Hello, Thank you for your question,

Dr.S.A Alam :

Do you have any previous medical illness ?

Dr.S.A Alam :

Are you taking some medicine ?

Dr.S.A Alam :

Use reply button to send the reply....

Customer:

I have diabetes, but is under control now

Customer:

I take a blood presure pill

Dr.S.A Alam :

Can you name the medicine you are taking ?

Dr.S.A Alam :

What were your last blood glucose levels ?

Customer:

lisinopril

Dr.S.A Alam :

Why this test was done ?

Dr.S.A Alam :

Did you had some symptoms ?

Customer:

just a blood test to check diabetes

Dr.S.A Alam :

Ok, These levels are pretty low and can lead to several complications, so need a constant monitoring.

Customer:

no symptoms

Dr.S.A Alam :

These levels can be low due to diabetes, kidney problems, CNS problems, thyroid problems.

Customer:

thanks

Dr.S.A Alam :

Diabetes can lower the blood sodium levels if blood glucose levels are high.

Dr.S.A Alam :

If they are normal then you need to rule out other cause that i have mentioned.

Dr.S.A Alam :

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Dr.S.A Alam :

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