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

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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Dr. Rita Agarwal
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine

In brief: Kidney disease

If you don't have too much water, and your salt intake is adequate (you only need 100 mg of sodium per day, average american diet is 3000-10, 000 mg per day), then evaluate the kidneys.
Sounds like they are leaking sodium.

In brief: Kidney disease

If you don't have too much water, and your salt intake is adequate (you only need 100 mg of sodium per day, average american diet is 3000-10, 000 mg per day), then evaluate the kidneys.
Sounds like they are leaking sodium.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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