Transcribed Image Text: S.S. is a 54 year-old college professor who maintains a healthy lifestyle. He exercises regularly, doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol, and tries to keep his weight within

Transcribed Image Text: S.S. is a 54 year-old college professor who maintains a healthy lifestyle. He exercises regularly, doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol, and tries to keep his weight
within the normal range. Recently, he experienced generalized muscle weakness and severe headaches. He made an appointment with his physician, who
ordered a battery of blood tests. These tests revealed the following
Arterial blood pH
7.50
Arterial blood pCO2
50 mm Hg
HCOS
36 mEg/L
Serum aldosterone
Increased
1. Based on this information, you would expect that serum sodium concentrations would be:
A Unable to determine from available information
B. Lower than nomal
C. Nomal
D. gher than normal

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