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Old 06-19-2019, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I have had the same issue for many yrs. - it was on the low end 30? yrs. ago - it's now a bit lower. I don't actually eat much salt (don't care for salty taste) - but found that if I eat some canned soup, frozen meals, etc. a bit the bloodwork goes up to the low end of "normal" - I personally don't believe that there can be a narrow range considering the differences of gender, body type, size, age, etc. Maybe try to have a can of soup or a frozen meal once in a while?
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:18 PM
 
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Do you happen to know what your actual counts were?
Any symptoms from it?
Any other health issues?
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Over the years they have ranged from 132-138 - no symptoms at all.
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:34 AM
 
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Thank you for the info. I am looking forward to testing again. Was getting a little worried when searching the causes for this. Of course thinking the worst one is the one I surely have.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Early America
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Anyone experienced this?
I am a 38yo M is pretty good health.
Recently tested 133 in blood sodium. My Dr. said it was borderline low range and had me test again with same result. He wants me to go back in 1 month to test. Historically my range has been 140.
I recently have been complaining to him of tiredness and feeling lethargic.
He doesn't seem to be overly concerned and said he was sure it was nothing to worry about.

of course the google rabbit hole brings me to you could be drinking too much water to having cancer or heart failure.

Anyone out there have experience with this?

Yes I have. From drinking too much water. Have you been drinking more water lately, increased physical activity, been sick lately or sweating more? If so, have you tried electrolyte drinks to restore your balance?
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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Anyone experienced this?
I am a 38yo M is pretty good health.
Recently tested 133 in blood sodium. My Dr. said it was borderline low range and had me test again with same result. He wants me to go back in 1 month to test. Historically my range has been 140.
I recently have been complaining to him of tiredness and feeling lethargic.
He doesn't seem to be overly concerned and said he was sure it was nothing to worry about.

of course the google rabbit hole brings me to you could be drinking too much water to having cancer or heart failure.

Anyone out there have experience with this?
Yes, and after adding table salt to my food -- very sparingly -- for the following year my next exam produced normal results. I'm pretty sure your doctor is correct.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:10 AM
 
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I may have just due to the season change. But I wouldn't say an abnormal amount. Would that be enough to tip the scales 7 points below my previous norm?
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:11 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses guys. I feel confident that if I just reduce my water intake and add some electrolyte bevs that I will be back in normal range. I'll post back with results.
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:27 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Anyone experienced this?
I am a 38yo M is pretty good health.
Recently tested 133 in blood sodium. My Dr. said it was borderline low range and had me test again with same result. He wants me to go back in 1 month to test. Historically my range has been 140.
I recently have been complaining to him of tiredness and feeling lethargic.
He doesn't seem to be overly concerned and said he was sure it was nothing to worry about.

of course the google rabbit hole brings me to you could be drinking too much water to having cancer or heart failure.

Anyone out there have experience with this?

Lethargy + hyponatremia + wt loss + nausea/vomiting + hyperpigmentation = adrenal insufficiency (Addison's Disease).


You've got at least the first two-- a Dx worth considering.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:32 AM
 
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Thanks guys. I will be sure to update with the latest results in a couple of weeks.
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