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What are deficiency symptoms for sodium in human body ?

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Asked by GyanRanjanMishra, 01 Nov '09 09:52 am
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Deficiency of sodium is caused by excessive sweating, prolonged use of diuretics, or chronic diarrhoea. Deficiency may lead to nausea, muscular weakness, heat exhaustion, and mental apathy.

In case of mild deficiency of sodium chloride, taking a teaspoon of common salt in a pint of water or in any fruit juice, quickly restores health. In severe conditions, however, administration of sodium chloride in the form of normal saline by an intravenous route may be resorted to.
Answered by Prasoon Sinha, 01 Nov '09 09:55 am

 
  
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Hyponatremia is a medical term used for sodium deficiency. When the body's balance of electrolytes becomes unstable, it means the person is suffering from sodium deficiency. This situation arises if there is too much fluid in the body that leads to dilution of the sodium or if the sodium levels are too low in the body. Excessive diarrhea or vomiting also lead to sodium deficiency in the body. Edema or excessive fluid build-up also cause sodium deficiency. Heavy perspiration that leads to reduction of body fluids along with sodium that hampers normal body functions is also termed as a cause of sodium deficiency.

Symptoms of Sodium Deficiency
The symptoms of sodium deficiency include feelings of weakness, apathy, nausea and cramps in the muscles of the extremities. Sodium deficiency, in very rare cases, may lead to shock due to extremely low blood pressure. The other symptoms of sodium deficiency are neurological, such as confusion, loss of reflexive movement, convulsions or even com ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 02 Nov '09 04:32 pm

 
  
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Weakness in nerves and muscells
Answered by prashant prashar, 02 Nov '09 05:47 pm

 
  
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Fatigue.
Answered by suman, 02 Nov '09 10:15 am

 
  
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Pls check out: http://www.life123.com/health/vitamins/sodium/low-sodium-symptoms .shtml#STS=g1hb5lfe.1uo5
Answered by Somebodysomewhere, 01 Nov '09 10:02 am

 
  
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Weakness in nerves and muscells
Answered by mohd basheer, 01 Nov '09 09:59 am

 
  
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