What causes of hypovolemic hypernatremia?

Updated: Mar 17, 2020
  • Author: Zina Semenovskaya, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Adipsic hypernatremia is secondary to decreased thirst. This can be behavioral or, rarely, secondary to damage to the hypothalamic thirst centers.

  • Extrarenal losses - Diarrhea, vomiting, fistulas, significant burns

  • Renal losses - Osmotic diuretics, diuretics, postobstructive diuresis, intrinsic renal disease

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