Re: Lab test clarification
The sodium concentration isn't the result of the water, it's because of the water. If you are retaining a lot of water and not enough sodium, then you can get low sodium. Basically you have whatever amount of sodium particles in your body. So if you have extra water, those sodium particles become diluted and the ratio of sodium to other stuff is low. So the water pill will help get rid of the extra water so the sodium is no longer diluted.