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Old 12-07-2007, 11:54 AM   #1
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Salt Imbalance?

Hello everyone....I've been taking Ramipril 10mg and Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg for the past couple of months BP 132/70 my latest reading....I had a blood test the other week and when the results came back I had a call from the Surgery saying they had found a Salt Imbalance in the blood test and to come back for another blood test.

Does anyone know what this means?

 
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Re: Salt Imbalance?

Englander,

Not to worry!
No blood test is completely accurate all of the time. As you know, sometimes the test results indicate the presence or abscence of a disease or a condition while the opposite is true. (false positives and false negatives). For this reason several blood tests should be used to ascertain the presence of a condition indicated by abnormal results.
The ranges of "normal" values represent those found in 95% of healthy people. As you can imagine, this does not guarantee the accuracy of results. Even completely healthy people show abnormal results in some of the blood tests. Your doctor is doing the right thing by ordering another test. A repeat test does not mean anything in itself and should not be a reason for concern at this time.

Good luck!
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