Na (Sodium)

Sodium is one of the electrically charged elements in the blood. It has many functions such as maintaining the fluid level in the body, maintaining the body’s acid-base balance, and muscle and nerve functions. It is taken into the body with water and food. Excess amounts are excreted through the kidneys (urine), sweat and feces to maintain the body’s electrolyte balance. It is requested as part of the electrolyte panel.
Interpretation:Low levels are called hyponatremia. Hyponatremia can damage cells. diuretics, antidepressants, certain pain medications, major burns, kidney disease, liver disease or cirrhosis, severe diarrhea or vomiting, heart failure, high levels of antidiuretic hormone or vasopressin, excessive water drinking, urinary retention, excessive sweating, ketones in the blood (ketonuria) , hypothyroidism, Addison’s disease can lead to this pathology. Birth control pills, corticosteroids, laxatives, lithium, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications can also cause hyponatremia. High levels are called hypernatremia. Not drinking enough water, eating salt, excessive sweating, diarrhea, low vasopressin hormone, high aldosterone hormone, Cushing’s Syndrome (excessive cortisol) cause this.
Sample: Venous blood from arm. It does not require hunger.
Working day: Every day
Result Time: same day in 2 hours