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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is hypernatremia?

Hypernatremia is used to describe having too much sodium in the blood. Sodium is an important nutrient for proper functioning of the body.

Symptoms of hypernatremia

  • Dry Mouth

  • Seizure

  • Weakness in arms or legs

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hypernatremia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hypernatremia

  • Do you have dry mouth?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

Treatment for hypernatremia

Treatment is based on correcting the fluid and sodium balance in the body.

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