Sodium Deficiency Diseases Symptoms Causes and Treatment

Sodium Deficiency is a rare problem that can occur in old age people. There may be several reasons behind this Sodium Deficiency which we we discuss later, but it can result into some serious consequences like altered personality, lethargy, confusion, seizures, coma and even death. Coma and Death are result of very high Sodium Deficiency. It should be taken care of when you notice the symptoms like Altered Personality and Confusion.

Why does Sodium Deficiency Occur ?

In most of the cases sodium deficiency occurs in old age people, especially those who are on some sort of medication. Sometimes patients of high blood pressure don't take the minimum required amount of salt, which is main source of Sodium in our body. It results in deficiency of sodium in our body.
Sometimes some medications which are used to purify the blood, filters out the sodium in blood through urine. It can also result into Sodium deficiency.

What are Symptoms of Sodium Deficiency ?

  • Altered Personality
  • Lethargy (Feeling of Tiredness)
  • Gastrointestinal Distress (Decreased Appetite, Nausea and Vomiting)
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Death
Coma and death are result of extreme cases of Sodium Deficiency. Age also plays an important role in severity of symptoms. Old age people will have more adverse condition then a younger person with same level of sodium deficiency.

Sodium Deficiency Treatment

If the condition is not much adverse then doctors might suggest you to take good amount of salt in your diet, as salt is the main source of Sodium in our diet. If the patient is not able to take salt in diet then he/she may take capsules of salt (it will remove the feeling of Salt on tongue, as the capsule will dissolve in stomach).

In some extreme case doctors might suggest the patient to take saline through blood. Its directly induced into blood stream just like glucose. Its an easier way to increase Sodium level at a faster rate.

Facts about Sodium in our body

  • Normal blood sodium levels fall between 135 and 145 mEq/L
  • Sodium deficiency is known as Hyponatremia
  • Overhydration, burns, diarrhea and vomiting may cause sodium levels to drop
  • Low sodium level causes expanding of tissue cells. Our brain can't handle this increase of size of cells and create abnormalities in body which results in various symptoms.

Ebola Virus Symptoms and its Treatment

Ebola Virus is spreading just like virus of a Hollywood movie. We have only heard of such virus in Science Fictions. Hopefully it will get its treatment soon, but till now there is no known cure for this disease. Here we are providing some known symptoms of Ebola Virus because prevention is better than cure. These Ebola Virus symptoms will help you in identifying a possible patient of Ebola Virus. If you notice any of these cases in your neighborhood then immediately call your nearest Ebola Virus Helpline. Most of the countries have established Ebola Virus Helpline considering it as an emegency. 90% of the reported cases of Ebola Virus have already died as there is no exact cure of this disease and patients are usually treated for symptoms with known medicines.

Ebola Virus Symptoms

  • High fever
  • Headache
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain
  • Lack of appetite

How does Ebola Virus Spread

Ebola Virus Spread through body fluids such as sweat, blood transfusion, saliva, and seamen. Ebola Virus don't spread through air. It can't survive in heat and direct sun light. Ebola virus also can't survive if it comes in contact with detergent or soap water. So proper hygiene may help you in keeping you protected from Ebola Virus.

Important Note: You can’t get Ebola from air, water, or food. A person who has Ebola but has no symptoms can’t spread the disease, either.

How does Ebola Virus affect your body

Ebola Virus affects the blood stream of the person. Its symptoms start to appear after two days after infection. This virus damages our immune system and various internal organs. As this virus spreads inside our body through blood stream so it can damage any part of our body. As the virus spreads through the body, it damages the immune system and organs. Ultimately, it causes levels of blood-clotting cells to drop. This leads to severe, uncontrollable bleeding.Within 2 to 3 weeks the patient may die to bleeding as this bleeding can occur in any part of our body. Even the blood vessels in internal organs can start bleeding which may lead to death.

How you may get affected with Ebola Virus

Ebola is a contagious disease but it is not as contagious as cold, influenza, or measles. It spreads through contact with the skin or bodily fluids of an infected animal, like a monkey, chimp, or fruit bat. After that it can pass from humans to other humans in the same way. if you too much a sick person or someone who has died due to Ebola virus then you may also get it. Apart from these normal consequences you may also get it through contaminated needles or surfaces.

Ebola Virus Treatment

There is no licensed vaccine for Ebola Virus. Several vaccines are being tested, but none are available for clinical use.
An experimental drug ZMapp developed by San Diego has saved lives of two American Missionaries. (Reference: Read More)
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Smartphone and Health Issues - Healthy ways to use Smartphone

Smartphone and Health Issues

Smartphones are now a part of our lives. We can't even imagine spending a day with our smartphone. Smartphones have glued into our lives so quickly that we can't even image. A few years ago no one even have any idea of an android phone and how it will make you addicted to it. Previously mobile phones were used only for telephonic conversation, but now smartphones are much more than that. They act as music player, gaming consoles, video players, digital camera and also connects you to social networks like Facebook, twitter with complete internet connectivity.

How Smartphone Affects your Health

Here are few things that might have noticed in your daily life. You should avoid these things to keep your body healthy and live a peaceful life

Smartphones decreases the Fitness Level

In majority of cases smartphones lead to an unfit lifestyle. Playing games, checking your facebook, twitter, whatsapp, watching movies, or surfing the Internet on your smartphone leads to a sedentary lifestyle. By doing these things you keep yourself away from physical activities, which results in lower fitness level. So avoid those activities on your smartphone which are avoidable.

Don't check your office mails late night

Do you know that late-night emails kill productivity (I am talking about work productivity). Usually our phones emit blue light which reduces the production of melatonin. Melatonin makes our body sleep during night. But lower level of melatonin affects our sleep, which results in lower energy level next day. So don't stick to your phone after 9PM. Lack of sleep can initiate various diseases.

 Interruption by phone in your night life with parter might lead to problems

Its a common problem for most of the couples. If your phone is interrupting your night life then it might lead to tension with your partner. Your partner might not point it directly but it will create tension between you. So its better to avoid smartphone at night and give time to your partner.


Did you ever feel that your phone is ringing while it isn't. This is called "Ringxiety" or " Phantom Vibrations" . Its actually a syndrome. It occurs due to over usage of phone. So try to talk less on phone. Use it only when its necessary.

Losing your phone leads to improper behavior

Sometimes people loose their temper if their phone is lost. Sometimes they misplace it themselves and think that its lost. It leads to a very strange behavior sometimes. When it occurs people take it as a heavy monetary loss (certainly smartphones cost a lot) and loss of personal data as well. That personal data may be pics or some naughty text from you friends or girlfriend. In most of the lost smartphone cases people are more concerned about the lost data. So avoid keeping any type of sensitive data on your phone.

Texting could land you in the Hospital.

Some people text while driving or walking. During past few years that number of accidental cases due to typing on phone while walking or driving has suddenly increased. Whatever the matter is, please avoid texting during such situations. If its an emergency then stop and then text it.

Phone Camera reduces your photographic memory

People rely on their phone camera so much that they don't even look at the things properly. They get indulged in taking a pic of it. When we do it our brain thinks that "its stored in camera, why should i take the pain". It reduces our photographic memory as become dependent on phone camera and don't look deep into the objects. Most of the times we don't even look properly into the images captured by our phone camera. Usually we get busy in sharing those pics on some social network to tell our friends that we visited that place. So please avoid using camera and use your eyes to look into the beauty of nature.

Healthy ways to use Smartphone

  • Don't use your phone at night
  • Don't text while walking or Driving
  • Don't keep sensitive data on phone memory
  • Don't play too much games on phone
  • Don't shoot pics everywhere
  • Don't take it as replacement of a desktop

Note: Try to use your smartphone as a communication devive. You control it, don't let it control you. The smart feature should be used when you need it. These smart features can make you addicted, so avoid using them everytime.