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Question: What should the sodium level be in the body? I need numbers. I cannot get into see my doctor for a week, but I was told on the phone after my blood work by his nurse that my sodium level is not good. Please give me some numbers. Thank you for your first respone, it was very helpful to me. I do drink water or tea all day at work, so I guess this is why I do not understand this. Ann

Answer: Dear Ann,

The normal levels of sodium in the blood are between 135 and 145 mEq/L. High or low levels of sodium in the blood can be caused by many things. Some examples include:

- Diet too high or too low in sodium
- Excessive water intake can cause low sodium levels
- Vomiting, diarrhea

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