How is hypernatremia prevented?

Updated: Mar 17, 2020
  • Author: Zina Semenovskaya, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Prevention is directed at the underlying cause.

Hypernatremia in infants is largely due to inappropriately reconstituted infant bottle formula. Avoid preparing homemade infant formulas, and never add salt to any commercial infant formula.


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