The Hyponatremia Equation

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The hyponatremia, AKA Edelman equation, is what actually determines the blood sodium level. It’s straightforward and simple on the surface but imperative to understand in order to make sense of the overall Hyponatremia construct.  The simplified Edelman equation is as… Read More »The Hyponatremia Equation

The Many Types of SIADH

An interesting question came up recently in a Hyponatremia forum regarding why someone with SIADH specific gravity (concentration of urine) would be so varied. If I can still concentrate and dilute my urine why then do I still suffer from Hyponatremia,… Read More »The Many Types of SIADH

What is UreaAide?

Urea is a medical food, used for the treatment of Hyponatremia (low sodium). Urea works by osmosis. It draws excess water out via the kidneys, resulting in increased sodium levels without the need for salt tablets and/or extreme fluid restrictions. Medical… Read More »What is UreaAide?

What is a Medical Food?

The FDA defines a medical food as: “a food which is formulated to be consumed or administered enterally under the supervision of a physician and which is intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which… Read More »What is a Medical Food?

What is Reset Osmostat?

Reset osmostat is a sub–type of SIADH (type C in the nephrology literature). It is essentially your body having a higher threshold for low sodium. In other words your body will allow the sodium to run lower, to a lower set point than… Read More »What is Reset Osmostat?

Thyroid Disease and Hyponatremia – is There a Link?

Hyponatremia may be associated with Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels/function), especially with severe hypothyroidism and myxedema. Myxedema is a constellation of symptoms associated with severe hypothyroidism including: •Confusion•Swelling•Hypothermia (low body temperature)•Bradycardia (slow heart rate)•Hypotension (low blood pressure)•Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) With this being said thyroid function is often checked,… Read More »Thyroid Disease and Hyponatremia – is There a Link?