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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.
Dr. Hindi Mermelstein
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
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.

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What is hyponatremia?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Low sodium: In the blood. If it is too low it can cause coma and or seizures and be very dangerous.

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