When Your Sodium is Low

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  • Moliminous
    Moliminous 4 months ago +30468

    Just gotta play league of legends and that sodium will go right up

    • Marksmithwas12
      Marksmithwas12 7 hours ago

      Lol

    • Abstract
      Abstract 14 hours ago

      No way something like this got me laughing.... I started playing game when I was 7 and binged it til around lvl 300 and the amount of sodium chloride that gets into your brain just from one game is actually hilarious. You get off your computer after that one game and think to yourself "why was I so mad at them all? I don't get angry."

    • Fern_Aka_ That_idiot
      Fern_Aka_ That_idiot 5 days ago

      DAMN! You when there

  • howaama11
    howaama11 3 months ago +2631

    As a dietitian, this is so true! There can be multiple etiologies for low sodium. Most often it's too much salt or too much fluid intake, but sometimes it can also be due to your kidneys not retaining sodium so you lose it in your urine or with diarrhea from poor absorption. Always important for your healthcare team to investigate the root cause before prescribing treatment! :)

    • Ryan___Ryan
      Ryan___Ryan 9 days ago

      "So true" as in "normal doctors don't understand how simple it really is to eat more salt" or "I agree, it's difficult to tell that you need more salt when your salt is low"? If it's the 2nd one, quit your job immediately.

    • bull420840
      bull420840 19 days ago

      But it’s easier and more profitable to just start doing random things until you find something that works

    • Meggan Wall
      Meggan Wall Month ago

      First thing I thought of was hyponatremia. Why didn't they ask about food and water intake? Patient is still concious.

    • Celeste Pagano
      Celeste Pagano Month ago +2

      Mine is dilutional hyponatremia - kidneys. Manageable as long as I'm mindful about fluid intake (LESS) and salt intake (more, but mostly CONSISTENT)

    • Susan Bullock
      Susan Bullock 2 months ago

      Wow yeah I have malabsorption due to my gastric bypass will I have this issue too I already have iron issues

  • Angie Hernandez
    Angie Hernandez 3 months ago +4721

    I have had sodium level issues almost 20 years. Quickest way to check is to lick some salt. When your levels are low the salt will actually taste sweeter than it should. Saltine crackers and Gatorade work in a pinch.

    • MarKed
      MarKed Day ago

      Oh god. Salt taste sweet for me even if I eat alot

    • Camila Abril Argüello
      Camila Abril Argüello 3 days ago

      @Evan yes I did, thanks for noticing and telling me, I hope you're feeling better

    • Evan
      Evan 4 days ago +1

      @Camila Abril Argüello i literally said I was sick when that happened. It was the very first sentence in my comment. Maybe you skipped over it?

    • Nino Lima
      Nino Lima 7 days ago

      Omg, that explains why I feel a sweet flavor when I shouldn't! Thanks for that!

    • VogueDollRose
      VogueDollRose 10 days ago +1

      Yes I definitely agree here. I had this issue when I was pregnant with my twins I couldn’t keep my electrolytes up very well. Every time I needed more sodium I would start craving everything salty and it didn’t taste salty at all, but as soon as I was good it would be disgusting all of a sudden. Tasting so salty.
      It still works now and I’m seven months postpartum.

  • WindMage01
    WindMage01 7 days ago +13

    "So I just need salt?"
    "It's more complicated than that"
    *lists methods of giving him salt*

  • SwayE
    SwayE 4 months ago +16429

    "Are they salt pills?"
    "Na"

    • Enderman 1214
      Enderman 1214 14 hours ago

      @sejozwak Natrium?

    • sejozwak
      sejozwak 15 hours ago

      @Enderman 1214 Language barrier I guess

    • sejozwak
      sejozwak 15 hours ago

      @Enderman 1214 Isn't that Natrium

    • Enderman 1214
      Enderman 1214 15 hours ago

      @sejozwak Na- Sodium in the periodic table…

  • Hype 4 Gunz
    Hype 4 Gunz 2 months ago +202

    Sir your sodium is pretty low"
    "Maruchan can help with that"

  • Ghost Rat
    Ghost Rat 3 months ago +86

    When I was first diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrom, my neurologist put me on a medication to help me retain sodium. After she retired, my new neurologist took me off them and told me to just eat more ramen and junk
    (I was underweight at the time, too, and had an otherwise healthy diet, so there wasn't a worry about adding a little junk. I also have a severe sensitivity to wheat so the ramen I can eat is generally a lot healthier than regular).

    • Ghost Rat
      Ghost Rat Month ago +5

      @reese because being anal about only putting perfect food in your body is unhealthy, and my diet was otherwise healthy. There was also quite a bit of nutrition in those processed foods that I was having trouble getting in my blandish diet. Especially considering I struggle with anorexia, her telling me that was very helpful in getting me to eat something at all.
      She also was not advocating non food items, like McDonald's or corn syrup, just items higher in sodium- like Ramen, Spam, pickled things, packaged broths, things you shouldn't feed someone with severely high blood pressure.

    • Ghost Rat
      Ghost Rat Month ago +3

      @J Wright yes. It has helped me significantly. In the summer or when I exert myself, I often have to turn to actual sodium pills, because I can't get enough salt from my food.

    • reese
      reese Month ago +2

      your doctor instructed you to eat processed and less nutritious foods?! why when that can lead to more health issues and the salt pills seemed to be helping

    • J Wright
      J Wright 2 months ago +1

      Did it actually help?

  • whiterabbit75
    whiterabbit75 Day ago +11

    "Sir, your sodium is too low."
    "I'll get on Twitter right away."

  • Whatsawhizzer Webnovels
    Whatsawhizzer Webnovels 3 months ago +2

    This exact scenario happened to my mom. They insisted she needed to limit her salt intake, only for her sodium to drop and they wanted to be out her on salt pills.

  • StudyMD
    StudyMD 4 months ago +47654

    internal medicine summarized in 1minute

    • Velvet
      Velvet Month ago

      @J K might i ask why you need to still pay out of pocket if you have health insurance? What's the point of even having health insurance then?

    • Scaduto Studios
      Scaduto Studios 2 months ago

      @Bob Jamaica mine is about 18% you guys pay more?

    • Sean Ryno
      Sean Ryno 2 months ago

      @Chrono "...people inherently care more about themselves than the public as a whole..."
      Yeah...? They should. That's not a big, it's a feature and government does absolutely nothing to change that. At all.
      This is circular logic also. What exactly do you think a government is? It's just people.
      This is your logic;
      People are bad, therefore we need a government made up of people are bad, therefore we need a government made up of people are bad,...see?
      People who support a system that necessarily grows in wealth and power by robbing and attacking peaceful people...are bad.

    • Sean Ryno
      Sean Ryno 2 months ago

      @Chrono you didn't ask how developed my ideology is. I'm a voluntarist. Lemme find some copypasta...
      Voluntaryism is a very simple moral philosophy - it is the basic proposition that all human interaction should be voluntary and directly consensual. Voluntaryism rejects the initiation of force in all its various forms including physical violence, threats of violence, theft, kidnapping, slavery, rape, murder, etc. Unlike Pacifism however, Voluntaryism does not bar the victim of coercion from responding in a strictly self-defensive manner.
      If we're to apply this philosophy consistently then we'll have to hold the people who call themselves "the government" to the same standards as anyone else. That standard is simply that voluntary human relations are the opposite of power relations, and that communities are best organized by voluntary relations. That is, relations among equals, and not between rulers and subjects. Voluntaryists are typically not fans of government in principle, nor do they think that the institution of coercive government is necessary. We recognize that there are two ways that people can relate to one another: voluntarily or coersively. Voluntaryists embrace the former and reject the latter.
      Whether you're a voluntaryist, interested in learning about voluntaryism, and/or you value peace, freedom, and consent, we welcome you to these meetups and look forward to connecting with you on a variety of ideas!
      I've been inspired and influenced by a number of philosophers, economists, and professors including Spooner, Mises, Rothbard, Rose, Locke, Molyneux, Murphy, and many others.
      There is nothing that government pretends to provide(by first robbing people of course), that can not be provided by purely virtuous means(that means no theft). If there is, then it surely should not exist. Just like someone shouldn't own a Ferrari, if they have to steal money to acquire it.
      I bought my best friend a fat textbook by Walter Block for Christmas called "THE PRIVATIZATION OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS" because I was tired and embarrassed of him asking dumb statist questions like "but without government, who will build the roads?" as if not knowing something, and asking a question somehow constitutes an argument.
      In reality, if you are genuinely interested in how things might operate in the absence of a state, you need only to literally Google that question and tons of stuff will come up. Mises.com covers virtually every "how would X be provided/function without a government?" scenario imaginable. Pick national defense, industry, roads, education, cops, etc. All have a quick rundown of how much the government absolutely sucks at providing that thing which you think only government can provide, and all have viable virtuous alternatives there waiting to be discovered by you.
      Do you really think the justice system works now? Do you really think the government stops the super rich from being unaccountable, or do you think government helps the super rich be unaccountable? How many corporations rob you on a regular basis? How many businesses force you to be their customers?
      But of course, government is the good guys and private businesses are the bad guys right?
      You think government keeps private businesses honest, or do you think other competing businesses do a better job at that? Now who are the competitors for the state ran programs?
      Maybe you haven't actually given this much thought.
      Sorry if I sound annoyed. I'm chill. Promise.

    • Chrono
      Chrono 2 months ago

      @Sean Ryno Jesus dude, chill we could do without the edgy writing. I was just wondering how developed your ideology is.
      Privatise everything the government does? Fuck, you want all of the shit the government does to be handled through private institutions which then the normal citizen can choose to support with his money, instead of being coherced to pay taxes?
      I don't know where to begin listing what's wrong with that idea. Take military funding, are they supposed to get their money through... fundraising? charity?
      Or what about public infrastructure! People inherently care more about themselves than the public as a whole, you'd be hardpressed to get any money for things that can't be charged for.
      The administrative power in this system would shift from an elected government to the richest few of the population! Billionaire's would be in charge, with nothing to stop them!
      What about the justice system too, how would laws work. If people don't want to pay for it, then it doesn't deserve to exist. The normal person would not even look in the direction of financing the justice system.
      If these institutions are privatised, ALL the power is in the shareholder's hands. You think the ultra rich are powerful now, wait until regulations and enforcement have to answer to shareholders!
      I understand the frustration with being taxed, or how sometimes we find flaws in stuff we can't find replacements for. I don't think you had given much thought to what was said. And please this is literally a TheXvid comments section I'm aware but calling people stupid or being like "what do you propose to happen instead of rape" just makes people not want to engage with your ideas. I'm giving the benefit of the doubt since you were prolly annoyed at the time of writing, though

  • Azalea
    Azalea 3 months ago +509

    Please do one where you’re patient is a medical student and want to know every single detail of the sciences and terminology for every single test and diagnostic assessment the person should have. Cause that’s totally me.

    • Obehi Obanor
      Obehi Obanor 17 days ago

      Im a pharmacy technician at my inpatient hospital and anytime I watch the pharmacists talk at my job im like ✍😃

    • chemically calm
      chemically calm 19 days ago +2

      @Daniel M OH. bro my eyes must have stopped working. i read another entire thing.

    • Daniel M
      Daniel M 19 days ago +7

      @chemically calm no,your. you’re is you and are put together which doesn’t make sense in that context.

    • chemically calm
      chemically calm 19 days ago

      @NOT_A_ROBOT no? it's you're.

    • NOT_A_ROBOT
      NOT_A_ROBOT 29 days ago +14

      your*

  • Daniel Morgan
    Daniel Morgan 3 months ago +2

    Finally a video that shows doctors should be a little more humble when listening to the patient and their logic.

  • Christine B
    Christine B 3 months ago +6

    I love it when I go to the doctor and tell them my symptoms and they can possibly be caused by only for them to tell me I'm always wrong and make me jump through a ton of pointless hoops to give me the diagnosis that I initially told them I most likely have

  • Dimitra Kambouris De Hoog
    Dimitra Kambouris De Hoog 3 months ago +2

    I had hyponatremia a couple months ago after shingles and being put on carbamazepine. I was put in the hospital but because they did not have room in the ICU they put me in the PCU. They had to draw blood every 2 hours for metabolic panels. Initially they had me on NS but moved me to D5 when my sodium raised too quickly. The nephrologist told me when I complained about the frequent blood draws that normally he would have had me on a cath to monitor fluid but because of the ICU being full and short staff, I had to have the blood draws every 2 hours. I have EDS and every other blood draw ended up with me needing to be stabbed again because my veins collapse or stretch away. I am a pharmacist and understood the reason for why they had to do this but by the last day the phlebotomist could not get blood out of me and I started to have panic attacks. My arms where black and blue and stung. It was torture. I started to think if there is a hell, that was where I was.

  • Colin McIntosh
    Colin McIntosh 4 months ago +15983

    “And here’s the $7,000 bill for your salt pills”

    • tpexchange
      tpexchange 6 days ago

      But u live in canada and only pay $14.74 for the whole experience.

    • Wendi Cope
      Wendi Cope 9 days ago

      They did this to me, my salt pills were three for $75 I believe. That was a daily billing. I refused the morning one. So I don’t know whatever even happened to it.

    • Tommy Carrizal
      Tommy Carrizal 11 days ago

      @Woodshadow my girlfriend is still fighting over 10 dollars over treatment she didn't get 🤦

    • Leeta T.T
      Leeta T.T 18 days ago

      Im sorry, here we have public health the trauma really works, my father lose his finger in a rotative machine, and he get surgery for "free"(taxes are huge here haha) the same day, we have popular prices for medications too. But if you need a consultation, or a elective surgery like me, i need to repair my divided uterus, i waiting for the call to know the date of my medical consultation like 2 months now, and the surgery, you may wait like a whole year if you are lucky. But the emergency is really necessary. Its like really good dont need to think that you need to pay this amount of money in a urgent situation..

  • Mel
    Mel 3 months ago

    This is so accurate that it hurts. I thought my doctor was joking when she told to take sodium chloride tablets because I refused to believe it existed and now I have to swallow pills the size of my fingernail made solely of salt three times a day

  • Stephanie Jimenez
    Stephanie Jimenez 4 months ago

    I was told by a Dr to increase my salt intake (as a teenager), and it actually seemed to help with my blackouts

  • Austin Androgynous
    Austin Androgynous 3 months ago +41

    I literally had this happen to me about a month or two ago. The doctor didn't know that Lithium was a salt, people with low thyroid hormone levels usually should not take lithium because it causes their body to not be able to function properly. I suggested that I be taken off Lithium, put on a more modern and stable/safe antidepressant, and suggested that he does prescribe the sodium chloride (salt) so that it's documented in my charts as to why my blood pressure is low. It's disappointing when your insurance gives you doctors who aren't well educated because you get free health insurance. I often feel I have to go in prepared to educate my doctor and nurses as well as their staff members about medical problems they should already be on top of.

    • Austin Androgynous
      Austin Androgynous 29 days ago

      @Agsto Prds Lithium itself is a compound of salt. Therefore lithium carbonate contains salt much like potassium carbonate with their similarities and differences. No it does not cause Hypothyroidism and that is not what I said. I said I went in with hypothyroidism and the Lithium Carbonate worsened my condition. Hypothyroidism is an autoimmune response caused by a variety of factors either genetic or otherwise. As for putting any medications in a patients charts that's simple regulation in healthcare services for documentation. Such as documenting if a patient takes vitamin B12 or is diabetic. As for my medical education I am medically educated though I don't have a PhD I am a dental assistant. Both are in the medical field and are required to take into care the best interest of the patients needs and document their charts.

    • Agsto Prds
      Agsto Prds 2 months ago +2

      So Lithium is not a salt . Sodium chloride is salt. Yes, lithium can cause thyroid issues, but not exclusively hypothyroidism. Also, I am confused by the whole "I asked my doc to give me salt so that it's documented in my chart as to why my bp is low" thing - this just makes zero sense. Maybe try being more humble and less judgmental....? If you feel like you have to "educate" your doctors and nurses then why don't you just treat yourself? Oh right because you don't have the high-level education that they DO have.

    • Carnbyarst
      Carnbyarst 2 months ago

      Did your doctor refer to you as 'that smartass'... 😀

    • JakeObnial
      JakeObnial 3 months ago +3

      @J Fregia it's sometimes a hit or miss with medications like that 😭 Sorry you had to go through with it. That's why I discuss pros and cons of medications before I prescribe it to a patient

  • thatyeemokid - NightCore
    thatyeemokid - NightCore 3 months ago +25

    As someone who has lower sodium due to, medications, can confirm, eating saltier items helps ( I, and many others like me tend to crave saltier items too, due to the lower sodium)

  • Joss Goyanko
    Joss Goyanko 4 months ago +8685

    A professor of mine once told me "not everything is a pathology." Sometimes the answer is dead simple, and you're just making things way more complicated than they need to be by overthinking things.

    • JRWorm
      JRWorm Month ago

      The problem is that doctors get crap for going with the simplest solution too. I’m not saying that there’s not an issue with doctors in the medical field, but it feels like everytime the doctor goes with the easy solution they’re “cutting corners” or “just trying to get out of the room faster” and “don’t really care about the patient”. But when they’re thorough, they’re “wasting the patients money” and “overthinking everything”. There has to be some middle ground- wait, sorry, I’m on the internet. There is no middle ground.

    • Pazza
      Pazza 2 months ago

      @Cindy That's not how it works. Physicians focus on effectiveness. They aren't the problem.

    • AS sa
      AS sa 3 months ago +2

      That's not how things work in medicine. Hyponatremia for example is treated differently based on the volume status of the patient. Euvolemic and hypovolemic hyponatremia have entirely different approaches. Not everything can be reduced to a simple binary problem. Sometimes medicine isn't straightforward. I know every pre med who has watched an episode of a medical show like to talk about zebras and Occam's razor, modern medicine is pretty algorithmic. Go through the protocols and guidelines for each presentation and eventually you'll arrive at a solution. This can be annoying for something as notoriously troublesome as hyponatremia in an internal medicine ward, but it's what needs to be done. Sometimes you gotta go through 5 first line treatments and travel down the flowchart before arriving at seemingly the simple solution. For example, if you correct sodium at a rate faster than 10 mEq/L per day you can potentially give patients permanent brain damage.

    • Catchmeifyoucan
      Catchmeifyoucan 4 months ago

      Tell that to UK doctors😂😂 they will literally give you paracetamol for EVERYTHING and send you on your way home

    • Prateek Suresh
      Prateek Suresh 4 months ago

      @Cindy ahh but it's more likely that patient treatment models thag doctors follow, were made to treat the most of general population safely and effectively, cuz noone had the time, effort or money to create individual treatment models for 7.8 billion people. The doctor was prob just following the treatment model assigned for ur symptoms and was doin their thing. Human error or overcomlication was prob the most likely issue

  • North Wind
    North Wind 2 months ago

    When it says you have low sodium, the test itself can mean a lot of things because sometimes there's just too much water retention which makes it seem like it's low sodium or occasionally it may be normal amount of water with only low sodium.

  • OK VIOLA
    OK VIOLA Month ago

    Funny story: my mom has high blood pressure so she encouraged me to go on a low salt diet. I became instantly miserable and the doc said my sodium was super low. He said “you’re in an enviable position for someone your age” because I have to eat as much salt as possible. Can confirm salt works 😂

  • choly mexy
    choly mexy 3 months ago

    Asi con toy y sus malas no se la loveme.Uno/PROZEN 💕
    Megan: "Hotter"
    Hopi: "Sweeter"
    Joonie: "Cooler"
    Yoongi: "Butter"
    Son unos de los mejores conciertos
    , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente .

  • choly mexy
    choly mexy 3 months ago

    Asi con toy y sus malas no se la loveme.Uno/PROZEN 💕
    Megan: "Hotter"
    Hopi: "Sweeter"
    Joonie: "Cooler"
    Yoongi: "Butter"
    Son unos de los mejores conciertos
    , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente .

  • JannieJubille
    JannieJubille 4 months ago +7560

    And I can tell you (working in pharmacy), it is literally salt formed into a tablet. No binders or anything - just a gram of salt.

    • Saffie Love
      Saffie Love 5 days ago

      @Iyan Wren how much would it cost for 90g of sodium chloride? (Table salt)

    • VioletSkies
      VioletSkies 3 months ago

      @Kelsey Bergen It was the most bitter thing I'd ever tasted at the time! The only reason I didn't spit it out is the pain was so bad I was willing to take anything to try and make it better. Couldn't help heaving though. I was very glad to take the pill instead.

    • Kelsey Bergen
      Kelsey Bergen 3 months ago

      @Panagiotis Tsampanis I read that as lactulose and thought “wtf that is messed up!!” Hahaha.

    • Kelsey Bergen
      Kelsey Bergen 3 months ago

      @tori

    • Kelsey Bergen
      Kelsey Bergen 3 months ago

      @VioletSkies that would be disgusting!! So bitter I bet

  • Alex
    Alex 3 months ago

    Reminds me of when my childhood doc told me to just eat more salt for my low blood pressure. Medically prescription for potato chips 😎 though it was neglectful she didn't look for a cause, cause I had POTS the whole time. Stopped almost fainting from it when I started testosterone (I'm trans) and my baseline bp went up to a more healthy level than 95/60

  • Vellioh
    Vellioh 3 months ago +11

    "It's more complicated than that"
    Well...I really can only eat more or less sodium.
    "We're going to need you to eat both more and less sodium"
    So...don't change anything?

  • Wendi Cope
    Wendi Cope 9 days ago

    I went through this exact same scenario. They expected me to eat salt pills with my breakfast. Or dissolve them in water and drink the water. And they tried giving me IV fluids which made all my other levels drop although the sodium did go up. Then they were worried I was peeing every hour but they had pumps like five bags into me when they said they only did two. Craziness! Don’t get me started about low magnesium! That stuff burns!!

  • The Cutting Gardener
    The Cutting Gardener 3 months ago +2

    Ok, for y’all that are saying this is an example of doctors just trying to run up the bill, that is absolutely NOT the case. Treating hyponatremia (low sodium) is very nuanced and not at all straight forward. There are multiple reasons for hyponatremia and the treatment for the different etiologies can be completely opposite. As a provider, I find this hilarious as it mirrors my own experience treating hyponatremia.

  • Nym
    Nym 4 months ago +19926

    Ah yes. Multiple tests and treatments before just giving him some salt. That's the hospital way 😁.

    • Tommy Carrizal
      Tommy Carrizal 11 days ago

      Gotta pay the bills somehow

    • MrMan1940
      MrMan1940 22 days ago

      @Hikary Chan low kidney absorption, too high water intake washing it out, too high sodium intake making your body reject it

    • Lou Sasshole
      Lou Sasshole 22 days ago +1

      Heh and they say there’s no culture here in America

    • Pedrosso
      Pedrosso 29 days ago

      I'll assume it's to make sure that it's safe?

    • Luis Roberto
      Luis Roberto 3 months ago

      It's funny caise in my country people complain the doctors try treating the symptoms instead of searching for the cause

  • DJ DREHER
    DJ DREHER 27 days ago

    🤣I love this video. I respect the amount knowledge doctors have, they aren't really taught nutrition at the molecular level. There is a difference between wisdom and knowledge. Most medical doctors rather prescribe pills like Losartan and metoprolol, when actually increasing your potassium to sodium ratio to roughly a 4 to 1 ratio will have positive life changing effects. Lowering sodium isn't always the answer unless a person has poor eating habits, which most do. Basic general rule of thumb
    Keep electrolytes at good levels, especially potassiumat least 4000-5000 mg and a 4 to 1 ratio to sodium intake, the more you drink or active you are, the quicker they deplete. And just to be clear, prescriptions do have a place, they are too often the first option when it's not needed.

  • Scarlet's Letter
    Scarlet's Letter 21 day ago

    This fascinates me, bc I have a genetic condition where my body eliminates salt quickly. It is most common in people of North Germanic/ Scandinavian ancestry, bc apparently we evolved eating lots of salted fish or meat. I've had seizures before from just drinking water & not replenishing electrolytes. The "cure" is truly just consuming enough salt 😆

  • Kayla Steffen
    Kayla Steffen 3 months ago +5

    I love when I see the no added salt diet whilst taking sodium chloride pills 🤣

  • Jenny G.
    Jenny G. Month ago

    Yep! So true! 👍
    Also, make sure you have enough of the other types of minerals like copper, magnesium, manganese, etc. I noticed that when I had too much salt on popcorn, it was probably my body's way of trying to let me know that I need more nutrients from various minerals.

  • SuperLady
    SuperLady 4 months ago +11711

    That doctor just wanted to keep the chips for himself!

    • MEGAMATTHEW75
      MEGAMATTHEW75 3 months ago

      @I stole your toe. c h e e s e

    • I stole your toe.
      I stole your toe. 3 months ago +1

      @MEGAMATTHEW75 r/woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosh

    • Isa •ω•
      Isa •ω• 4 months ago

      @MEGAMATTHEW75 I'm not from usa, so just to see if I got it right, the doc did that for money?

    • JK my ass and be original
      JK my ass and be original 4 months ago +1

      @skyline it does not sound so sarcastic

    • Grant Warden
      Grant Warden 4 months ago

      That doctor just didn't want to make him fatter 🤣

  • Veronica Gabriel
    Veronica Gabriel Month ago

    As someone with end stage liver failure this made me laugh so hard

  • Christopher-Titus Mark Vanderwall-Brown

    The fun one is when they aren't read up enough on side-effects from certain meds like sertraline, etc., that are known to lower sodium levels in otherwise normal patients.

  • Sarah Blust
    Sarah Blust 2 days ago +1

    And that is EXACTLY how my parents spent hundreds of dollars on my sister's low sodium.

  • V J
    V J 3 months ago +3

    This feels like my experience with doctors. God forbid I was able to correctly diagnose myself with hypothyroidism by researching my symptoms-only to get testing that FINALLY tells my doctor I was RIGHT A LONG TIME AGO

    • I Z
      I Z Month ago

      @V J Yeah, working at a hospital I can tell you from experience that this is unfortunately quite common. Even among those doctors who do care about their patients, some can forget that their job isn't just medicine, it's also about people.
      A good physician does not only treat their patients well, they also listen and make them feel understood.
      Btw just so you know: A lot of people (including some doctors) think "stress" means that it's all in your head and you could just stop the symptoms if you wanted. That couldn't be further from the truth, stress is an unconcious and physical reaction. It can cause legit issues that require medical treatment.

    • V J
      V J Month ago

      @I Z Idk it often feels like I just don’t get taken seriously, and my symptoms are just written off as stress and I should see a therapist. It’s insulting and makes me feel gaslit.

    • I Z
      I Z 2 months ago

      A doctor should never listen to self diagnosis though. You have to do the testing because there could be a million issues causing those exact symptoms. They can't start any treatment until they know for sure or at least have something tangible to go off of.
      They have to be able to justify their decisions to their superiors, the courts and other doctors too.

  • UmOkayIDK
    UmOkayIDK 3 months ago

    As someone who has been in ER for low sodium several times.... Yes. It literally is as simple as just eating salt and restricting fluid intake. Even though they kept saying to come back in or take salt pills. I told my doc the same thing, cant I just technically eat more salt? And he said yeah...but its more for the convenience. A salt pill doesnt taste like salt and you swallow it fast. But ive literally just treated low sodium at home by eating a handful of salt and not drinking anything for ~2 hours

  • Francisca Pedraza
    Francisca Pedraza 2 months ago

    Good one, I wish it was an easy fix. As a nurse, I feel bad when patients have to go on a strict intake. However, finding out about their diet, health history, or personal problems- you can find out some much and learn a lot why that Na+ is low.

  • Brent West
    Brent West 3 months ago

    The Dr. Is right. The body is pretty self-regulating when it comes to things like this. They'd want to understand WHY he's not regulating sodium correctly, because even if they're able to correct the concentration in the short term, whatever is broken is going to get him right back to where he started.

  • Redeem the Nation
    Redeem the Nation 3 months ago

    Had hypo-natremia when I was 24...was drinking insane amounts of water and training at the gym several hours a day. I had also followed some bad advice and had cut salt way down in my diet.
    When the Dr. Figured out why I felt so crappy and weak all the time he told me to leave his office, go to the Burger King down the street and get a burger and fries and eat them along with a large soda.
    I felt 100% better within about 3 or 4 hours. Cut my water consumption in half and never had another issue.

  • TheDeadAlly
    TheDeadAlly 4 months ago +9879

    48 hrs just to tell him he needs more salt, seems about right

    • Patrick Rowland
      Patrick Rowland 12 days ago +1

      The entire convo was about making sure if there was or wasn't an underlying cause FIRST

    • Patrick Rowland
      Patrick Rowland 12 days ago +1

      @Brian Grant except it doesn't help when the low sodium is a symptom not a cause

    • Brian Grant
      Brian Grant 12 days ago

      @Patrick Rowland nah, unless there is an underlying problem, salt or msg will always help low sodium
      and of course it'll come back. if i drink a bunch of water, then none for 3 days, of course I'll have low water levels.
      artificially (actually naturally) increasing your salt intake with low sodium is the equivalent of drinking water when you're dehydrated.
      Salt and MSG is pretty much the only way we get sodium, just as Citrus is the only way we get vitamin C.
      I mean, why do you sometimes see animals licking rocks or drinking sea water; salt.

    • Janemh
      Janemh 26 days ago +1

      @1219monique lol yep no chance there's any other reason hey. Just like mucking around with people's health for funsies 🙃

  • KiraAsakura14
    KiraAsakura14 3 months ago

    I remember that one time I had horrible acid reflux for the entire day and my parents gave me all these medications and drinkables, and all I needed was spoonful of sugar.

  • Nikolai Buscho
    Nikolai Buscho 3 months ago +1

    He thought he needed more salt, and it turned out he needed more salt. Modern medicine is absolutely wonderful, but the number one thing to being healthy is listening to your body.

  • Cassie
    Cassie 3 months ago

    My dad was actually given salt pills when he was doing high school tennis. Keep in mind he was exercising in 100+ degree weather and his water intake was extremely limite

  • Candace 𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    I appreciate the fact he points out that medical professional can at times be somewhat condescending. I use to have a friend who was a nurse. She treated everyone else who wasn't in the medical field like an idiot. Problem tho she legit was a moron and I still don't know who tied her shoes for her in the morning.

  • Andrew Bryant
    Andrew Bryant 4 months ago +16034

    I appreciate the fact he points out that medical professional can at times be somewhat condescending. I use to have a friend who was a nurse. She treated everyone else who wasn't in the medical field like an idiot. Problem tho she legit was a moron and I still don't know who tied her shoes for her in the morning.

    • Wyatt Knopp
      Wyatt Knopp 5 days ago

      @Dale Thomas oh yeah? Tell me more about how you have a chip on that shoulder. Lol

    • Wyatt Knopp
      Wyatt Knopp 5 days ago

      Oh yeah I am sure that was the case.

    • ethantha mouse
      ethantha mouse 5 days ago

      I play off people I usually try to treat my doctor's and nurses with respect but if they dumb just go yeah sure whatever and bounce pretty much

    • W _
      W _ 7 days ago

      @Dale Thomas, as a first responder, I love the look on people faces when I start speaking with medical terminology mixed in. Got all the way to the last semester of a BSN program and left for law enforcement.

    • Scυb Ŧσσ ᑕσσl
      Scυb Ŧσσ ᑕσσl 10 days ago

      See I’m a physicist so everyone else is an idiot to me

  • Tiffany Millea
    Tiffany Millea 16 hours ago

    We just went through this with my father in law. And yup due to heart issues they wanted a low sodium diet but while in the hospital his lvls where low and they did all of this

  • RectPropagation
    RectPropagation 3 months ago

    This is eerily similar to when I had to be induced and the hospital staff spent four days refusing to use the medication that ended up working.

  • jessica lawrie
    jessica lawrie 3 months ago +1

    I had this diagnosis! Having a daily good intake of "salt" does help.

  • Kim Buck
    Kim Buck 3 months ago

    I’m a veterinarian- treating Hyponatremia or hypernatremia in animals is really complicated. Complications and death can occur if the sodium is really high or low. And there is such a thing as salt toxicity and alternatively water toxicity which both can cause changes in the sodium levels.
    I’m an ER doctor and happily refer Hyponatremia and hypernatremic patients to criticalists at veterinary specialty hospitals. There are multiple causes for both and specialized treatment and monitoring is often needed.

  • Stuart Hayes
    Stuart Hayes 4 months ago +19652

    The US health system in a nutshell.
    Doctor: "You need to eat more salt."
    Patient: "OK, thanks, let me get on that."
    Doctor: "That'll be a thousand dollars..."

    • Unhinged Gamin
      Unhinged Gamin Month ago

      @• RED87 • Right! I'm more shocked about the other prices. I guess I've been privileged on that aspect of life. My insurance is from my job. Me and my father have the same job so I've never seen such high prices before. 🙃

    • • RED87 •
      • RED87 • Month ago

      @Julia I 100%

    • • RED87 •
      • RED87 • Month ago +1

      @Unhinged Gamin 10 DOLLARS?! HOLY CRAP

    • • RED87 •
      • RED87 • Month ago

      @ZuRechtGefürchtet impossible

    • • RED87 •
      • RED87 • Month ago

      @Ad3l um no

  • Sophia Redwood
    Sophia Redwood 3 months ago +2

    You see, what’s interesting about sodium is that it creates an osmotic gradient with water. Wherever salt is, water will follow. In this small science experiment-

    • Drew Walker
      Drew Walker 3 months ago

      lol you went there…then you became the powerhouse

  • Hyper
    Hyper 3 months ago +1

    I imagine the kidney doctors saying “Have you tried giving him salt”

  • Rachel Dennison
    Rachel Dennison 3 months ago +1

    I’m complaining to my doctor about the amount of salt he has me eating. He says, “you should feel privileged, you are my only patient I don’t have restricting salt, have fun” 😂😂😂

  • Ermakov Vladimir
    Ermakov Vladimir 18 hours ago

    It annoys me a lot but it's actually like that. I love this one.

  • EvansFamilyLegoProject
    EvansFamilyLegoProject 4 months ago +6769

    Accurate! My final prescription was "drink Powerade daily". I no longer have seizures from low sodium.

    • Lauren Monaghan
      Lauren Monaghan Month ago

      @Celeste Pagano you're so lucky that you have a good doctor! I've been struggling to get doctors to acknowledge my conditions 😂 but hey that's Northern Irish healthcare for ya 🙄😂 hope you're doing well! 🥰🥰🥰

    • Celeste Pagano
      Celeste Pagano Month ago +1

      Seizure, no joke. 😞 Sorry you went thru that before finding an answer that works. Mine has never hit that point but my doc warns me.
      I have a good doc.

    • Lauren Monaghan
      Lauren Monaghan 2 months ago

      @Samual Jager yup! Happened when I was diagnosed with diabetes insipidus (vasopressin insufficiency) after brain surgery! not fun lol

    • chaosawaits
      chaosawaits 3 months ago

      @Dwight pedialyte is healthier

    • Dwight
      Dwight 3 months ago

      @chaosawaits There have been sugar free Powerade/Gatorade/Energy drinks for 10+ years

  • -13
    -13 Month ago

    My grandma has arthritis and it was incredibly harmful, she could barely pick up things and her hands swollen up. It hurt like hell too. She didn’t want to do surgery since it was really expensive, plus her doctor was shady. With her own research it was just reactions enabling the arthritis, she’s just been eating really healthy and shes been fine

  • ladyhawk95620 None
    ladyhawk95620 None 3 months ago

    Lmao that happened to me honestly. I just ate s ton of salt over the weekend & it went higher lol

  • Mystic Rose
    Mystic Rose 18 days ago

    These are all my conversations with doctors 😂 Im “that” patient

  • Crinkled Grace ASMR
    Crinkled Grace ASMR 3 months ago

    As a nurse, I've honestly wondered the same thing as the patient.

  • Monica Razniewski
    Monica Razniewski 4 months ago +1999

    I don’t know how prevalent of a thought it is for doctors to give lack of explanations, or don’t want to “bore” the patient with info (maybe because doctors are very busy or don’t think a patient can understand the explanation),
    But the doctors who made the effort for me to understand the “why” of decisions and to help me understand what is happening in a way that made me feel respected have by far been the most efficacious (I’m my experience) and impactful. Feeling like I was “on the team” was so important to me, and I think it’s part of good bedside manner

    • Christopher D
      Christopher D 4 months ago

      @Grace Gaskell I’m not sure why they behave the way they do. God fucking forbid you correct someone on a piece of information these days. I try to have as much patience as I can with them, but there are times I reach my limit. It’s like they’re threatened that someone may actually know more on a particular fucking subject they themselves have no goddamn knowledge in. I had a few friends that were pre-med when I attended University. I was always interested in medical knowledge myself, so I’d read a fair bit on different sub-classes, but I couldn’t hold a candle to any of my friends that were actually in the program. However, like you stated before, we all had a sincere love for science and always loved it when another would ask us about something in particular that pertained to our field of study. We would finally get to “geek out” on shit that we didn’t get to in our everyday life. Now some people just look at it like we’re know-it-alls or snobby.
      As far as Geological topics are concerned, I’ve had my fair share of run ins with climate change deniers. Trying to explain biogeochemical cycles to someone that doesn’t have a sincere interest in science in the first place, has never fucking worked. However, perhaps it’s my colorful language they don’t enjoy. I never enjoyed dealing with the public-especially in the Bible Belt of the U.S.. They see some video of someone that’s fucking famous and what they have to say on the subject and immediately believe they have more credibility than 99% of the goddamn population.

    • Grace Gaskell
      Grace Gaskell 4 months ago

      @Christopher D thank you, I appreciate that!
      I just wish ppl would stop thinking I was saying 'experience BEING the doctor'! I'm not, that's WHY I bothered to specify that I'm not a doctor yet, but that doesn't mean I don't have a good amount of knowledge on relevant topics. Honestly, do these ppl not realise you need a baseline of knowledge in order to even get into med school? And apparently its being a know-it-all to tell someone something you know either through studying for the qualifications to get to where I want to be, (which I have) or just as a pass time for my own enjoyment.
      Also, it's not just biology and chemistry I'm interested in - I'd love to hear about rock formations or climate change sometime if you'd like. Seriously, I enjoy being info-dumped to 🙂

    • Christopher D
      Christopher D 4 months ago

      @Grace Gaskell I am terribly sorry for some of the responses you received for even trying to shed some light onto a subject. I know that doesn’t mean much, but as I scientist myself, I understand what you were saying and what you were going for. Sometimes I wish someone would ask me questions about the science behind certain rock formations or climate change, but I also realize that I probably couldn’t relate the information in the best of terms. I just don’t have that particular skill set to relate information effectively to the general public….which is why I don’t fucking do it, as you could probably tell if you read my previous response.
      Anywho, I sincerely appreciate your thoughts and hope you achieve your goal of being accepted and, hopefully, graduating from med school. It’s a goddamn shame the outlook some have on STEM programs and current students in those programs.

    • Drea 👾
      Drea 👾 4 months ago +1

      My doctor straight got flustered when he couldn't explain my x-ray results to me in layman's terms when I asked... Just repeated the exact phrase on the diagnostics paper over and over. 🤔

  • Susan Bullock
    Susan Bullock 2 months ago

    My dad had this issue and it was so frustrating for me I was his care giver.
    He wanted salt on everything but salt was restricted and so was his coffee which he loved yet he was on water pills I never understood all the reasoning

  • Icarus Binns
    Icarus Binns 13 days ago

    “Your potassium is really low.”
    ~chokes on the potassium tablets~
    “Ok… we’ll just give you bananas with every meal.”
    “I can do two bananas a day.”
    “That’s three.”
    “I eat like a bird! Are you saying I can only eat bananas?”
    “Yes.”
    That week sucked. The supplement pills are too big, and so I actually choke on them

  • Jake Baumberger
    Jake Baumberger 3 months ago

    Should've gave him some damn chips 😂😂😂

  • Cyra Niccals
    Cyra Niccals 3 months ago

    People like you are the reason I almost lost my father a few months ago. How many days and how many thousands of dollars just to figure out something basic.

  • Cake Baker
    Cake Baker 3 months ago

    He's busted the whole medical industry 😂😂

  • Taryn Hoppe
    Taryn Hoppe Month ago

    My sister has POTS, and she literally has to take salt tablets. This is pretty much the exact conversation that she had to go through. The doctors pretty much told her to eat more salty foods to keep her from passing out.

  • jamjam731
    jamjam731 25 days ago +1

    Sometimes, I feel like doctors treat what they “think” you have until a medicine actually works. They always treat the symptoms, not the cause.

  • Les Hommes du Pilly
    Les Hommes du Pilly 3 months ago +1

    "A bit complicated" is an understatement lmao

  • E Valenic
    E Valenic 4 months ago +9031

    Doctor: "Sir your salt is low."
    Me, licking my lamp: "Fine then, I'll do it myself."

    • Connie Gage
      Connie Gage 3 months ago +2

      Watch out for the aluminum, cadmium, mercury and lead that can be found in pink salt.

    • _ jamm___
      _ jamm___ 4 months ago +1

      @Amanda Croft okay thats a good one keeping that for later

    • DynamicWorlds
      DynamicWorlds 4 months ago +1

      @Amanda Croft check my later reply acknowledging my misreading of the comment in question.

    • Amanda Croft
      Amanda Croft 4 months ago +1

      @DynamicWorlds it's a joke, not a dick.. don't take it so hard ;)

    • Amanda Croft
      Amanda Croft 4 months ago

      @ghost there are two kinds of people in the world: those that can infer from incomplete data

  • J C
    J C 3 months ago

    Googling your symptoms is now just as effective as going to see most doctors

  • Quiet Stories
    Quiet Stories 3 months ago +2

    when i started a medication that lowered my sodium levels i legit just treated it by eating some salted crisp a few times a week

  • Teier Myler
    Teier Myler 9 days ago

    12 hours of waiting to talk to other doctors is the most accurate part

  • ꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂

    And 20 thousand dollars later he just needed to eat more salt lmao

  • Scottily doot
    Scottily doot 4 months ago +4659

    My grandmother had an interesting week of this last year. Literally what happened in this video. Gotta love it. And she's doing well, so all the goofiness worked out. Thanks, doc.

    • Divya Sasidharan
      Divya Sasidharan 3 months ago

      Was it free?

    • Whitney Gordon
      Whitney Gordon 3 months ago +3

      @Bllondiiie sorry for your loss, my condolences. Losing my grandmother was difficult. She was in such bad shape in the end that keeping her alive was causing so much suffering. Her heart was failing and was causing her lungs to fill with fluid. She was also on dialysis as she had her kidneys removed from cancer. Now I know she is at peace and is no longer suffering. It has been almost 4 years and I still miss her. Sometimes I dream about her and it makes me feel like she's still with me in a way.
      She was so good to me, actually felt more like a second mother than a grandmother. She retired from a company that she had been working at for her entire adult life to help my mother care for me. She started me a retirement account when I was a baby. Honestly, I felt like she loved me before I was even born. She was very maternal and loved children. I have been so lucky to have been born to her daughter. I loved and appreciated her since I can remember but now looking back I wish I would have done more, spent more time with her, did more things for her... because when you lose someone special like that, you are left with a deep void in your heart. I will never find anyone else in this world again that loved me as much as she did, and that makes me realize what a loss I have experienced. But I am so truly grateful that I got to have her in my life to shape me into the person I am today. Enjoy your loved ones. Spend as much time with them as you can! Take lots of pictures, trade books, go painting, or even just watch Wheel of Fortune together at home on the couch. Lol! Elderly people just want to spend time with their family. I feel like the older generations appreciate personal time more than anything else. They just want your presence and sometimes a little conversation.
      So... As far as the sodium chloride pills...
      would he have not had any improvement if he tried to increase his salt intake through his diet? I mean, he could have just started cooking with soy sauce. 🤣
      That conversation felt so cringy. 😂

    • Scottily doot
      Scottily doot 3 months ago +4

      @Bllondie I'll take that seriously, thank you. I hope you have peace about your loss🙂

    • Bllondiiie
      Bllondiiie  3 months ago +7

      Spend as much time as you can with her, lost mine Thursday. She had low sodium and other problems, she ended up having a seizure a year ago from low sodium and started having slight dementia, I’m not trying to scare you just don’t want anything to go untreated / un watched.

  • Floppy Banana
    Floppy Banana 3 months ago

    When my phosphorus would get high i remember having to chug water to try and help it 💀

  • Esoteric common sense
    Esoteric common sense 3 months ago +1

    That's why I trust doctors as far as I can throw them, and I'm pretty strong.

  • Onyx Rayne
    Onyx Rayne 3 months ago +1

    I have POTS...this is how my visit w my heart doctor was lmao "you have low blood pressure and low sodium, drink lots of Gatorade and eat more salt" is literally what he told me lmao im down

  • Clockwork
    Clockwork 2 months ago

    as soon as he said sodium chloride my brain just went “TABLE SALT” because i was very interested in that one fact a couple years ago

  • Ale Rodriguez
    Ale Rodriguez 4 months ago +3081

    “bring on the potato chips doc!” just feels so wholesome LMAO

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    • Gabriel🥥
      Gabriel🥥 4 months ago +5

      Yea cuz he isnt salty

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      Thegame 69 4 months ago +4

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  • MaintWelder Barton
    MaintWelder Barton 24 days ago +1

    First time I had hyponatremia, two doctors said it was a panic attack.
    I told the RN it was low sodium due to anticonvulsant meds.
    They checked electrolytes. Gave me saline.
    Neither Doc came back.

  • Montyboy B
    Montyboy B 3 months ago +7

    The accuracy though!😂👌

  • B.D. O’Hannaigh
    B.D. O’Hannaigh 3 months ago

    Yep. And they will charge you a lot of $$ for 2 salt pills… 😂

  • LadyD 104
    LadyD 104 3 months ago +6

    This reminds me of my old doctor when she realized that my iron levels was lower than normal.
    If you love iron transfusions, you can have my anemia

    • Not-Homesick NG
      Not-Homesick NG Month ago +2

      Hard pass. So far knock on wood. I've been lucky that cooking in my cast iron skillet has been enough because iron pills and I do not get along.

  • Dashing Steel
    Dashing Steel 4 months ago +2875

    Anyone else was expecting the patient to reveal something that totally ruins all efforts of the doctor to raise the sodium levels back up?

    • Haley Jade
      Haley Jade 3 months ago

      So, apparently a bot copied your comment (only 100 or so likes) but it was like the fourth one I saw and I was going to like it until I realized it was a bot. So I had to scroll furiously through these comments to find the original so I could like the proper one. Work done. 😊

    • Blue Frank
      Blue Frank 4 months ago

      Yep

    • Lolly Lolly
      Lolly Lolly 4 months ago

      No it’s more complicated. The I’ve made my sodium drop even more. It’s something called SIADH. Usually due to another underlying problem or could be medication.

    • Crucible
      Crucible 4 months ago

      That's normally how these skits go. It was refreshing to see something different.

  • RS Stenger
    RS Stenger 3 months ago

    😆 This happened to my dad a couple of weeks ago too.

  • Noah
    Noah 3 months ago

    Sounds like the case with my mother back when she was pregnant with my brother. Doctor had an IV with fluids. He said her fluids where low. Well abt 5 hours later, My grandfather who was a anesthetist demanded a nurse to come to the room stat because she was about to drown from the amount of water in her bloodstream.

  • Nuna Business
    Nuna Business 16 days ago

    I mean, the casing of a pill is made to break down in certain acidity levels, so it IS more complicated than that.

  • Destination Gaming
    Destination Gaming 4 months ago

    A very wise word of advice for medical... “Common problems have common solutions” - A slightly altered version of what someone smart said.

  • Kristine White
    Kristine White 4 months ago +643

    As a hospital nurse, hyponatremia has always confused me. Some improve with extra salt, others with IV saline, and others with fluid restrictions.. why they respond differently? I wish I knew. I dread trying to explain this phenomenon to patients and their families.

    • Aaron Brown
      Aaron Brown 4 months ago +1

      I think watching a couple Chubbyemu videos would make it make sense. Half the videos are something like "A boy drank laxatives and glued his anus shut, this is what happened to his kidneys" or something along those lines.

    • 3Muchlove
      3Muchlove 4 months ago

      Great answer, spot on! It’s not easy and sometimes you have to try a couple of things before giving sodium chloride

    • DarkLinkAD
      DarkLinkAD 4 months ago

      Just lookup the studies..

    • Shelley
      Shelley 4 months ago +2

      @Heather G Ballew wow, 3,000 words and none of them even slightly coherent. Have you tried philosophy?

  • BadCreations
    BadCreations 5 hours ago

    As a salt lover having a low sodium level would solve my possible high blood pressure problems that I would have in the future from eating too much salt

  • badmemoryneko
    badmemoryneko Month ago

    Doctors can be so hardheaded sometimes...really appreciate doctors who actually listen to their patients.

  • CLUB OF TWO
    CLUB OF TWO 3 months ago

    This is pretty much exactly how it goes. I'll go in the hospital dehydrated and needing fluids so they'll give me IV fluids. And then before even 2 boluses of fluids is gone I go into heart failure so they put me on lasix to remove all the fluid that's built up around my heart and then I go into kidney failure and I end up in the ICU because somehow I've ended up septic all in under 48 hours. No it doesn't happen every time but it's happened enough that I can pretty much predict when it's going to. Thank God I have unbelievably incredible insurance.

  • Lala2010wow
    Lala2010wow 17 days ago

    The salt lick in the cow pasture makes sense more and more now... Coming to a lunch room near you... 😂🤦‍♀️

  • M M
    M M 4 months ago +555

    😂 I was in this exact situation multiple times during a nephrology rotation… it’s amazing how some people’s sodium labs will continue trending the “wrong way” despite a half dozen treatments that would’ve been “foolproof” correction in almost anyone else 🤯

    • TPRM1
      TPRM1 4 months ago +17

      I always find with hyponatraemia that it takes me 48 hours to work out the cause, by which time it resolves on its own.

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  • Nickabod79
    Nickabod79 3 months ago

    This happened to me while pregnant on antenatal. After the fluids didn't help they had dietary go to the store and buy me potato chips. The cafeteria wouldn't send them up 🤣

  • Mistylove Troxel
    Mistylove Troxel 3 months ago

    Meanwhile, my brother in law was just told by his doctor to put salt on everything he eats. Why? Because he has low sodium. Pretty sure they ran a bunch of expensive tests, called in specialists (more expensive doctors), and causation is still in question, but that was what he prescribed along with future follow up exams.
    I'm on pins and needles just waiting to see how this turns out... Will he endlessly have to salt everything? Or will he have to give it up? Is there middle ground to be found?