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Low Sodium+High Potassium=Adrenal Crisis

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I just saw that on Untold Stories of the E/R and I thought it could save somebody's life. A lot of you may already know that but a lot don't. So there. I'm sure that isn't the only indicator but it's a start. I can't remember the symbols for them, but I think K1 is Potassium if you want to check lab reports.

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NA reduces potassium, so if your sodium drops then Potassium will rise.

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Well, they said they kept seeing the low sodium and high potassium and that was their only clue. His father had had an adrenal crisis from steroids so that's how he became familiar with it. Had it not been for that, she probably would've died before they could figure it out.

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I had SIADH + adrenal insufficiency after my second surgery. My E.R. blood work showed low sodium and low potassium. I wonder if the SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone) causes the potassium to be low instead of high in this situation.

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