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Why would a person with hypernatremia be confused and disoriented?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Brain is messed up

Hypernatremia and hyponatremia may lead to delirium or confusion, .
Due to indirect effects on the central nervous system. Severe deficits of the serum sodium level cause the brain to shrink or swell and the nerve cells of the brain do not handle this insult well.

In brief: Brain is messed up

Hypernatremia and hyponatremia may lead to delirium or confusion, .
Due to indirect effects on the central nervous system. Severe deficits of the serum sodium level cause the brain to shrink or swell and the nerve cells of the brain do not handle this insult well.
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Dehydration

Dehydration of the brain cells.

In brief: Dehydration

Dehydration of the brain cells.
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