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?
INTRODUCTION: HYPONATREMIA SIGNS AND SYPMTOMS. Hyponatremia, low blood sodium level, is a relatively common condition. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disturbance to impact patients in clinical settings1. Most often, Hyponatremia is due to the inability of the body to excrete excess… Read More »What is Hyponatremia and How Do I Treat It?
1. Urea’s molecular formula is CO-(NH2)2. Pubchem. 2. Urea is also known as Carbamide, 57-13-6, Carbonyldiamide, IsoUrea. Pubchem 3. Urea is found naturally in our skin and is one of our body’s natural moisturizers. Many skin care products contain Urea at various… Read More »10 Fun Facts About Urea You May Not Know
Pseudohyponatremia, as the name implies, is not what we consider true hyponatremia. In fact, it is a laboratory error (pseudo-greek derivation meaning false; feigned). When serum sodium is measured with the standard indirect ion-selective electrode (ISE) method it is measured… Read More »What is Psuedohyponatremia?
CJASN Study showing 12 months of Urea use extremely effective at keeping sodium in normal range.Urea has been used for many years and in many countries for the treatment of SIADH/Hyponatremia. Urea is considered a GRAS (generally recognized as safe)… Read More »Is Urea Safe for Long term Use?
There is a misconception in the medical community regarding Hyponatremia (low sodium) and the benefit of salt tablets. Of course it makes sense on the surface, your sodium (salt) level is low so take more salt right? Wrong! I’m sorry… Read More »If I Take UreaAide Can I Really Come Off The Yucky Salt Tablets?
Na=Sodium (Normal range 134-145 meq/L)Hyponatremia, or low sodium, is quite common affecting estimates of 1.7-2.1% of the US population1. There are many causes of Hyponatremia (low serum sodium). For completeness, there are less common causes of Hyponatremia, such as the… Read More »Common Causes of Hyponatremia
There is no such thing as asymptomatic Hyponatremia. We were all taught this in medical school and residency, but what are the problems of leaving your serum sodium a little on the low side?Based on many different studies both observational… Read More »Five Perils of Chronic (Long-Standing) Hyponatremia (Low Sodium)
UreaAide works by osmosis. It really is that simple. When you have excess water (SIADH/Hyponatremia) it is that excess water that is diluting your sodium and causing the number to be low. UreaAide works by increasing the osmolarity (concentration) in… Read More »How Does UreaAide Actually Work?
I’ve often been asked in my years of practicing nephrology, why does it matter if my sodium is low? The short answer is even mild Hyponatremia is linked to several notable negative signs and symptoms. Hyponatremia is associated with an… Read More »Why Does Low Sodium (Hyponatremia) Matter?