It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



General Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-04-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 425
Sherri5186 HB User
Hyponatremia

Does anyone know what kind of doctor I would go to see
if the emergency room report says that I have hyponatremia?

I searched the internet,and believe it or not could not find
the info.Any info. would be appreciated. Thanks

 
Old 08-04-2007, 05:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NY, NY, USA
Posts: 294
Andrea84 HB User
Re: Hyponatremia

Depends on underlying causes of it but I believe you should start with your internist/primary physician.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-04-2007, 10:10 PM   #3
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 396
sam78 HB User
Re: Hyponatremia

It really depends on what you were in the ER for, whether it is something that needs follow up or not. If you were there for some sort of gastric problem or cold/flu then it was likely corrected by IV fluids. If not, then if you just add some salt to your diet you probably dont need any follow up. But your primary physician would be the best start. Might just need some lab follow up.

 
Old 08-05-2007, 04:55 AM   #4
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 425
Sherri5186 HB User
Re: Hyponatremia

I had a seizure and have had them all my life,going to a neurologist
has never been able to stop them,I still have them monthly.My
neurologist just made a joke about it and told me that I maybe have
too much water in me,then he laughed.I guess he figures if I stop
these seizures from another cause like this I won't need him anymore.
It does say that Hyponatremia can cause seizures.What a doctor,it
also says if untreated it can become acute and cause death.Maybe since
it says that it can also be cause by a hormonal imbalance and my seizures
do come around my period,I should see an endcoronolgist.What do you
think?

Take care,Sherri

 
Old 08-05-2007, 05:44 AM   #5
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NY, NY, USA
Posts: 294
Andrea84 HB User
Re: Hyponatremia

It wouldn't be a bad idea to see an endocrinologist, or another neurologist for that matter since this one has not really helped you. I also am shocked at his sense of humor at your expense. (and it is strange to joke about hypontremia which is not something to joke about- hope it doesn't show his ignorance) You need a second opinion from a competent doctor, a fresh look at your situation. I wouldn't get the recommendation for a second doctor from this one. You might want to go to a medical center if there is one in your area. You might need to see an excellent internist first who could evaluate your entire medical condition and then could guide you to the appropriate sub-specialty. Keep in touch. All the best.

Last edited by Andrea84; 08-05-2007 at 05:54 AM.

 
Old 08-05-2007, 04:05 PM   #6
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 425
Sherri5186 HB User
Re: Hyponatremia

Andrea,

Thanks so much for your concern.I will call my local hospital(they have
a referral ph. number)and ask them for a good endoc.Really I never knew
how serious hyponatremia was, and when my doctor said that I thought it
must not be a big deal.But,I guess God made me pull by report from the
em.room back out,and decided to research it myself.You're right,it is
absolutely nothing to joke about.I will keep for informed.Again,Thanks!!

Sherri

Last edited by Sherri5186; 08-05-2007 at 04:07 PM.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Paxil and Hyponatremia Donfriendly Anxiety 3 08-04-2010 08:36 PM
hyponatremia Water and heart palpitations Sco24 Exercise & Fitness 3 08-31-2007 09:21 PM
Kidney problem due to hyponatremia?? Sherri5186 Kidney Disorders 35 08-11-2007 04:50 AM
Can mild hyponatremia caused by overhydration be treated by... sliss General Health 4 04-28-2007 07:14 AM
Hyponatremia (low sodium)A must read thread Sherri5186 Epilepsy 10 09-13-2006 04:59 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



ladybud (79), sjb (77), SnowBunny2020 (76), Titchou (69), JJ (53), janewhite1 (51), lenvegas (27), midwest1 (25), quincy (20), solofelix (19)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (904), Titchou (847), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:55 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!