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Salt Imbalance

Alternate Names : Sodium Imbalance, Electrolyte Imbalance, Hyponatremia, Hypernatremia

Salt Imbalance | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

A doctor can diagnose salt imbalance by taking a complete medical history and ordering blood and urine tests. Other tests may be done depending on the person's symptoms.

The doctor may also want to know:

  • What was happening when the symptoms started?
  • Was there any illness before the symptoms began?
  • Was the person exercising or working and sweating a lot?
  • Does anything help the symptoms improve?
  • What makes the symptoms worse?
  • Is there any chest pain, weakness, or dizziness?
  • Is the person taking any medicines?

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    Salt Imbalance: Prevention & Expectations

    Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 09/09/02

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