How does the prevalence of hyponatremia differ by race, age, and sex?

Updated: Jun 17, 2019
  • Author: Eric E Simon, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Hyponatremia affects all races.

No sexual predilection exists for hyponatremia. However, symptoms are more likely to occur in young women than in men. Hyponatremia is more common in elderly persons, because they have anhigher rate of comorbid conditions (eg, cardiac, hepatic, or renal failure) that can lead to hyponatremia.


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