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Salt Reduces Hypercalcemia

Discussion in 'Minerals' started by jjhotcakes, May 18, 2015.

  1. jjhotcakes

    jjhotcakes Member

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    This paper tells of using IV sodium sulfate to lower elevated calcium (hypercalcemia) by by increasing both sodium and calcium excretion in urine. http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJM196610202751602 It notes that while note as effective, sodium chloride was also effective. The only test was using IV, not oral salt intake.

    I looked and found that oral sodium chloride has been noted to reduce hypercalcemia in these class notes for a course at UIC. http://www.uic.edu/classes/pmpr/pmpr652 ... hyper.html It states: "he first line of treatment for cancer associated hypercalcemia is HYDRATION with SALINE. Hydration repletes volume, and increases calcium excretion. Promotion of sodium diuresis leads to calciuresis as noted above. Hydration over 2 days (2-8L/day, depending on hydration status, of 0.9% NaCl) can decrease serum calcium by approximately 2mg/dl. Note that unless other treatment is initiated, or the underlying malignancy treated, calcium will rise again."

    I'm noting this here because obviously Peat is an advocate of salt for many therapeutic purposes. One of the things he often notes is that salt can reduce elevated aldosterone. Since elevated aldosterone causes kidneys to reabsorb sodium and calcium, I'm guessing that increasing sodium lowers aldersterone and therefore prevents the unnecessary reabsorption of calcium as well.

    Anyway, not sure if this should be under diet or supplements, but since the use here is probably supplemental, I'm placing it under supplements.
     
  2. Such_Saturation

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    Re: Salt Reduces Hypocalcemia

    Check the title!
     
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    @Such_Saturation good call. Changed o->er. Thanks.
     
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  5. Such_Saturation

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    IIRC sodium depletion kickstarts milk alkali syndrome
     
  6. Max2020

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    I love Salt very much !
    Of curse Natural unrefined salt like Celtic , Himalayan , bamboo salt etc :)
     
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