What monitoring and measuring is required for hyponatremic patients during and after treatment?

Updated: Jun 17, 2019
  • Author: Eric E Simon, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Patients with hyponatremia from any cause require close attention to their electrolyte and fluid status.

Patients with symptomatic hyponatremia who are being actively treated often require several daily measurements of serum sodium to avoid a rate of correction that is too rapid.

After acute treatment, follow-up generally is dictated by the underlying etiology of the hyponatremia.


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