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I don't know what it takes to ask a question about an episode of severe hypernatremia (excess sodium)

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Right now, none I had an episode of it two years ago-it was 167

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have severe gastroparesis Some autoimmune disease but the exact diagnosis, I really don't know for sure

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Following are the risk factors and causes of hypernatremia;

Advanced age

Water shifts into muscle cells during extreme exercise or seizures

Mental or physical impairment

Uncontrolled diabetes

Polyuria disorders

Diuretic therapy

Inadequate nursing care

Diuretic drugs

Hyperglycemia,

Mannitol,

Lack of access to water

Altered mental status (due to medications ordisease)

Neurologic disease (dementia, impaired motor function)

Abnormal thirst

Loss of water through the respiratory tract

Diabetes insipidus.

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