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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?

What is Psuedohyponatremia?

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?