Dehydration

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Dehydration is the body water deficiency. Dehydration happens when the body’s water output is higher than its intake. The water deficiency generally results in the rising of the sodium level in the blood. Decreased water intake, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, excessive heat, and diuretics use may cause Dehydration. Specific diseases including Addison’s disease, diabetes insipidus, and […]

Hypernatremia

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Hypernatremia (high level of sodium in blood) is a concentration of sodium above 145 mEq (milliequivalents) per blood liter. In this condition, the person’s body consists of too little water relative to sodium amount. The sodium concentration in blood usually increases abnormally high when water loss exceeds sodium loss, generally when an individual drinks too […]

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