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Dr. Natasha
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My husband had 3 stents in his heart in Jan 13,In Jan 14 he

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My husband had 3 stents in his heart in Jan 13,In Jan 14 he had a kidney transplant after 5 years on dialyses BUT HE CAN ONLY PASS URINE THROUGH A CATHETER What has made his consultant prescribe sodium chloride tablets 1 TO 2 TWICE A DAY.We really hate salt even in food.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
This is Dr. David

I am sorry about your husband.

if the prostate is enlarged very large, then he might have to urinate only through a catheter

if his sodium levels are low, then his doctor could be prescribing sodium chloride tablets to try to increase up his sodium levels.

the adrenal glands usually procedue hormones such as aldosterone which helps conserve sodium into the body.

if it is not working properly, he could be wasting sodium out of his body causing his sodium levels to be low

what is his current sodium levels?
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
I was originally speaking with you when the chat stopped working.
Why does he have a catheter for urine?
Does he have any hormonal issue?