Can Alcohol Cause Low Sodium?

Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Can Alcoholism Cause Low Sodium?

Alcoholism can lead to low sodium levels in the body for a variety of reasons. First, alcohol consumption can lead to dehydration, and dehydration can cause the body to lose electrolytes like sodium. Second, alcohol consumption can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, including sodium. Finally, heavy drinking can damage the liver, which is responsible for processing and storing nutrients like sodium.

Low sodium levels can cause a variety of problems, including muscle cramps, weakness, fatigue, headache, and confusion. In severe cases, low sodium can lead to coma and death. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcoholism, please get help from a medical or mental health professional. There are many resources available to help you recover from this disease.

It is a common question asked by many people. And the answer is yes, alcoholism can cause low sodium levels.

Sodium is an electrolyte and it helps to regulate the body’s water balance. When someone drinks too much alcohol, they may become dehydrated and this can lead to low sodium levels.

Alcoholism can also cause liver damage and this can lead to problems with the body’s ability to process and store sodium.

If you are concerned that you or someone you know may have a problem with alcoholism, it is important to get help. There are many resources available to help people overcome this disease.

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