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What's hyponatremia about?

What's hyponatremia about?

See below: Hyponatremia or low sodium level has many causes.Low levels may be asymptomatic or accompanied by non specific symptoms like generalized weakness, and changes in mentation and cognitive function and in severe or rapid lowering of sodium cause seizures. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Hyponatremia (Definition)

Normal sodium range from 135 to 145. Low sodium (hyponatremia) is less than 135. Some may have no symptoms at slight decrease in sodium level especially if the level dropped slowly. Rapid decrease or large drop in levels can cause confusion, seizures, coma and even death. Labs should always be rechecked to ...Read more


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What causes hyponatremia in summer?

What causes hyponatremia in summer?

Too much water: Hyponatremia is a disorder of water balance. In the summer as you describe it would because most likely by in excess of water ingestion, or dehydration overall. Excess water consumption can actually be dangerous, and there have been several deaths in marathon runners from drinking too much water. ...Read more

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What is clinically-induced hyponatremia?

What is clinically-induced hyponatremia?

Please clarify: Hi. We do not induce hyponatremia, we treat it. I don't know what you mean by "clinically-induced" hyponatremia. The causes of hyponatremia, and the approach to treating it, depend on whether the circulating blood volume is low, normal, or high. Please clarify your situation with a little information (volume status, heart status, cancer, etc). Good luck! ...Read more

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What is clinically-induced hyponatremia?

What is clinically-induced hyponatremia?

Hyponatremia: There are many causes of hyponatremia and the diagnosis should have been made at your last doctor visit. Depending on what your doctor has found taking a history, doing a physical exam, and ordering labs, he/she will refer you to the most appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Does 'asymptomatic hyponatremia' exist?

Does 'asymptomatic hyponatremia' exist?

Yes: This is explained in my prior answer on this topic, but the summary is that if the hyponatremia occurs slowly, it , ay be entirely a symptomatic, and found simply as a laboratory finding. Still, the cause should be sought. ...Read more

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What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

Hyponatremia: The answers to your questions cannot fit in allotted space. For the causes of hyponatremia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/causes/con-20031445 for the causes of hyperkalemia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/symptoms/hyperkalemia/basics/causes/sym-20050776 good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hyponatremia from dehydration?

Is it possible to get hyponatremia from dehydration?

Definitely: Hyponatremia means you have a low sodium level. One way is through dehydration. Dehydration causes hyponatremia usually when a patient is taking a diuretic like hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or lasix. In this situation, a patient urinates out much more sodium than water. Once this excess sodium is released and the patient's bloodwork is check, there will be much more water than sodium and the pt has hyponatremia. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hypernatremia and hyponatremia?

What are the effects of hypernatremia and hyponatremia?

Big topic: Hi. For hypernatremia (hi Na) the body is always hypovolemic and dehydrated. This can result in organ hypoperfusion and tissue damage. For hyponatremia (lo Na), volume status could be low, normal, or high, and needs to be assessed. Lo Na should not be completely normalized rapidly because of possible brain damage due to osmotic shifts (the pons is a classically described site). Need more room! ;-) ...Read more

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What is the difference between hyponatremia and hypernatremia?

What is the difference between hyponatremia and hypernatremia?

High/Low Sodium: Hyponatremia means an individual has too little sodium in thier body. Hypernatremia means they have too much sodium in their body. Either condition can be dangerous to an individual if left untreated. ...Read more

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What is the most common etiology of hyponatremia once you have ruled out medication and fluid overload?

What is the most common etiology of hyponatremia once you have ruled out medication and fluid overload?

Too much water: You can drink too much water for a number of reasons. A specific hormone imbalance can interfere with thirst mechanism-this can be caused from a problem with the pituatary gland. Ecstasy and other drugs can cause hyponatremia. ...Read more

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