High Sodium Levels And Addison's Disease?

Jul 2, 2015

Curious if anyone knows what it means to have high sodium levels and Addison's disease? My sodium levels came back at 238 I've had more testing done but this one was the more extreme in numbers.

Anyone else have high sodium results?

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I have been refereed to see a hormone specialist but am just curious to know if anyone had an initial level of 210 at peak time and didn't have Addison's. Or, indeed they did have it?

Could it be adrenal fatigue? which is why I went to the drs as I read about on a thyroid website.

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