18th November 2019

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What causes low sodium in blood?

Hyponatremia or low sodium blood levels may result from excess fluid in the body relative to a normal amount of sodium, or it may be due to a loss of sodium and body fluid caused by chronic conditions like kidney or congestive heart failure. Severe hyponatremia can lead to coma and can be fatal.

In respect to this, what is the treatment for low sodium levels in the blood?

In hyponatremia, the level of sodium in blood is too low. A low sodium level has many causes, including consumption of too many fluids, kidney failure, heart failure, cirrhosis, and use of diuretics.

Is low sodium a sign of cancer?

Patients with lung cancer can develop low sodium levels (hyponatremia) for the same reasons as other patients. If the sodium levels fall very low, the patient may have symptoms including nausea/vomiting, headache, confusion, and even seizures.
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