What is chronic hyponatremia?

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Kartik Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Chronic hyponatremia is more common than acute hyponatremia. Patients with mild symptoms and a serum sodium level of 125 mEq/L or less often have chronic hyponatremia. These patients lack any history of sudden free water loading.


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