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How do medications treat sodium metabolism disorders?

Certain medications, such as diuretics, can be used to treat sodium metabolism disorders. Diuretics are usually used in mild cases of hyponatremia, where the sodium levels of the blood are too low. Other medications, such as IV- administered drugs, may be necessary in more severe cases of sodium metabolism disorders. When sodium metabolism disorders are the result of other conditions, such as heart failure or diabetes, drugs that help control these conditions may also help to prevent sodium imbalances from occurring.

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