When we think of Hyponatremia, or low sodium we tend to focus on salt. This, as you may know, is actually not typically the correct focal point. You may have heard your provider say “it’s not a salt problem, it’s… Read More »I have Hyponatremia, what foods should I choose and what should I avoid?
What does the latest article in the Journal of the American Medical Association say about Urea for the treatment of SIADH?
The article “Use of Urea for the Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone and Systematic Review” was published in JAMA open in October 2023. This was a large review of 23 separate studies involving 537 patients with SIADH, one… Read More »What does the latest article in the Journal of the American Medical Association say about Urea for the treatment of SIADH?
Caveat emptor, the concept that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality of a product before purchasing it, is especially crucial when considering medical foods, supplements or vitamins. This is particularly true in the United States as the… Read More »I heard all UreaAide products are independent laboratory tested but what does that actually mean?
UreaTabs are 100% pure USP Urea in tablet form. They are 1.875 grams each, which means 8 tabs equals 1, 15 gram dose. UreaTabs come in bottles of 240 tablets which is the equivalent of 1lb or 30, 15 gram… Read More »What are UreaTabs and are they truly tasteless?
Primary polydipsia (formerly known as psychogenic polydipsia) is a condition characterized by excessive thirst and drinking large amounts of water. Primary polydipsia is most often seen in people with underlying psychiatric disorders. A study in 20 psychotic patients from the… Read More »What is Primary Polydipsia, aka Psychogenic Polydipsia aka Compulsive water drinking?
Exercise Associated Hyponatremia (EAH) is defined as a serum sodium level below 135 meq/L during or within 24 hours after prolonged physical activity.1 A study from the New England Journal of Medicine in Boston Marathon runners found 13% had a… Read More »What is Exercise Associated Hyponatremia and How do I Prevent it?
SIADH stands for the Syndrome of Inappropriate Anti-Diuretic Hormone secretion. What that means is your body is secreting an excess of the hormone that causes a concentrated urine. This concentrated urine will in turn not allow the body to excrete… Read More »What exactly is SIADH?
Urea for the treatment of SIADH: a review of the article in Nature Scientific reports from June 2022.
In June 2022 a nice retrospective analysis was published, documenting 48 patients diagnosed with SIADH/Hyponatremia. The study period took place from November 2015 until April 2022. The most common causes of SIADH were cancer, followed by medications and idiopathic. The… Read More »Urea for the treatment of SIADH: a review of the article in Nature Scientific reports from June 2022.
“In tea and toast it all comes down to too much tea and not enough [avocado] toast.” While there are many etiologies for why folks become Hyponatremic, few are more fascinating than the infamous tea and toast. This condition has… Read More »What is Tea and Toast Hyponatremia?
Cramping on Dialysis is a common issue for patients. The usual causes are: High fluid gains in between sessions Shortened time on Dialysis High salt intake leading to high fluid intake Low Blood Pressure Missing treatments1,2 In regards to above… Read More »Why Am I Cramping on Dialysis, and Is There Anything I Can Do About It?