Nephrology/low sodium

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dr singh,i don't know if this is your   expertise,if not maybe you could check it out thru medical info.im 79 and take medicine synthroyd for throyd and eliqiis blood thinner and insulin for my diabetes.i take lisinopril for hypertension.recently I had a complete blood workup.every thing was normal but in 10 months my sodium level dropped from 138 to 131.my doctor was not at all concernes said drink less water.did not even tell me to come back for retest of sodium.every other test cbc and potassium were normal.im concerned please advise

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Your doctor is correct and one abnormal sodium level is not very significant. You should restrict your water intake, and get a repeat sodium level in few days.
If sodium level remains low then get a TSH level to ensure that your synthyroid dosing is adequate.

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RAJ P. SINGH M.D.

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I can answer questions related to kidney diseases, Kidney Transplant and hypertension. I am Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. I also serve as assistant professor at major Medical Universities.

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Practicing Nephrologist in Las Vegas, Nevada

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MD Internal Medicine board certified Nephrology and Hypertension Board certified

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E.K.G Excellence Award, University of Nevada school of Medicine Thumbs Up Award, university of Nevada School of Medicine Best Pharmacology Student, VMKV Medical School EKG Excellence Award Thumbs Up Award Las Vegas Life Top Docs 2013 Health Tap Founding Medical Expert Health Tap Winter 2013 Competition Top Doctor Health Tap Summer 2013 Competition Top Doctor

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