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How do you prevent hypernatremia?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Drink water

Most patients who develop hypernatremia are not able to get enough water. This can occur in setting of environmental exposure, or in healthcare settings when patients have dementia or stroke.
The latter two conditions can diminish the thirst reflex which is normally very powerful. Many nursing home patients also develop this as they are not able to get water to drink and rely of staff to provide.

In brief: Drink water

Most patients who develop hypernatremia are not able to get enough water. This can occur in setting of environmental exposure, or in healthcare settings when patients have dementia or stroke.
The latter two conditions can diminish the thirst reflex which is normally very powerful. Many nursing home patients also develop this as they are not able to get water to drink and rely of staff to provide.
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Water

Hypernatremia means you have too much sodium in your body.
It can lead to many serious complications such as mental status changes and death. The best way to avoid this problem is drink water daily. When you body lets you know that you are thirsty, reach for water and not a soda.

In brief: Water

Hypernatremia means you have too much sodium in your body.
It can lead to many serious complications such as mental status changes and death. The best way to avoid this problem is drink water daily. When you body lets you know that you are thirsty, reach for water and not a soda.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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