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Can you explain hyponatremia?

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Dr. W. James Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Low Sodium in Blood

Although the term hyponatremia means "low sodium in blood", it is caused by abnormal handling of water by the kidneys.
Reabsorption of water in the kidneys rely on a hormone called ADH (vasopressin) produced in the brain and there are instances where a high concentration is secreted either appropriately (e.g. severe volume contraction) or inapproprately (e.g. medication causing SIADH (vasopressin)).

In brief: Low Sodium in Blood

Although the term hyponatremia means "low sodium in blood", it is caused by abnormal handling of water by the kidneys.
Reabsorption of water in the kidneys rely on a hormone called ADH (vasopressin) produced in the brain and there are instances where a high concentration is secreted either appropriately (e.g. severe volume contraction) or inapproprately (e.g. medication causing SIADH (vasopressin)).
Dr. W. James Chon
Dr. W. James Chon
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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Low Sodium

Hyponatremia means that a blood test revealed a low value for sodium. This can be from excess water or less likely insufficient sodium. It can be a very serious problem, you must see your doctor to evaluate and correct this condition.

In brief: Low Sodium

Hyponatremia means that a blood test revealed a low value for sodium. This can be from excess water or less likely insufficient sodium. It can be a very serious problem, you must see your doctor to evaluate and correct this condition.
Dr. James Cain
Dr. James Cain
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