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What is the difference between hyponatremia and hypernatremia?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Low sodium vrs. High

This was addressed by other drs.
Already. Sodium in the blood reflexes the water content in the body. Low sodium suggest too much water in the body, and high sodium suggests low water ( dehydration). Low sodium may be caused by brain or lung ailment/meds( SIADH (vasopressin) por syndrome of inappropriate anti diuretic or ADH (vasopressin) hormone function. Both may cause confusion, syncope, seizures, stroke.

In brief: Low sodium vrs. High

This was addressed by other drs.
Already. Sodium in the blood reflexes the water content in the body. Low sodium suggest too much water in the body, and high sodium suggests low water ( dehydration). Low sodium may be caused by brain or lung ailment/meds( SIADH (vasopressin) por syndrome of inappropriate anti diuretic or ADH (vasopressin) hormone function. Both may cause confusion, syncope, seizures, stroke.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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