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Can the sodium level in an elderly person's blood rise 10 points in just 72 hours on its own?

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Dr. Suresh Gupta
Internal Medicine

In brief: Sodium Dehydration

Elevated sodium suddenly, in an elderly, is usually due to dehydration or poor PO intake.
Also, it results from an occult infection, for example urinary tract infection. Get blood & urine checked, please.

In brief: Sodium Dehydration

Elevated sodium suddenly, in an elderly, is usually due to dehydration or poor PO intake.
Also, it results from an occult infection, for example urinary tract infection. Get blood & urine checked, please.
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