This category contains information for patients, their families and caregivers, about Hypernatremia. This is a condition in which sodium levels in the blood are too high.

Hypernatremia occurs when water levels in the system are too low (dehydration), if kidneys aren't functioning normally, or from certain pituitary gland disorders. Elevated sodium levels in the blood can lead to confusion, muscle twitching, seizures, and coma.

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eMedicine - Hypernatremia :
Trung Q Pham, MD discusses how this condition effects hospital patients. Includes symptoms, risk factors, causes, treatment, and medications.
eMedicine: Hypernatremia :
Clinical article by Steven L Stephanides, MD explains how sodium is regulated in the system, what causes high levels, how they are diagnosed, and treatment.
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