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who is most at risk for hyponatremia?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Older women: Although every individual is at risk to develop hyponatremia, older women and pregnant women in particular are most at a higher risk to develop hyponatremia. Hyponatremia usually occurs to individuals who are hospitalized.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Hindi Mermelstein
36 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Elderly and children: Hyponatremia or low salt level in the blood can cause confusion among other problems. Everyone whose blood sodium drops low enough ( especially if a drastic shift) will be symptomatic but the elderly and young children are most vulnerable both to having the condition and being symptomatic.
Answered on Sep 13, 2013

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