Urea is a medical food, used for the treatment of Hyponatremia (low sodium). Urea works by osmosis. It draws excess water out via the kidneys, resulting in increased sodium levels without the need for salt tablets and/or extreme fluid restrictions. Medical foods, like UreaAide, can be purchased directly by patients without a prescription, but should only be taken under the supervision of a medical provider.
Hyponatremia is a common medical condition that is diagnosed by a simple blood test. Your medical provider may also order urine tests. Most often, Hyponatremia is due to the inability of the body to excrete excess water. This excess water accumulates in the blood, dilutes the sodium level, and leads to low serum sodium. The signs and symptoms of Hyponatremia may include:
Disturbances in bone health/Osteoporosis
Slow reaction time
And even death2
UreaAide, is a form of urea distributed by Kidneyaide. We currently offer two varieties. Firstly, the individual dose packets that have a natural, refreshing mint flavor. These packets are convenient and easy to use. Secondly, we offer an unflavored urea in a multidose, resealable package with dosing scoop. This option offers patients a lower cost alternative and allows them to add their own flavoring.