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Who is more likely to get hyponatremia?

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Since older adults are usually more likely to take certain medications or develop chronic diseases, they’re generally more likely to get hyponatremia. But at any age, you’re more likely to get it if you have a condition like kidney disease, SIADH, or heart failure. It can also happen if you take the drugs that make the condition more likely.

If you drink too much water when you do something that’s physically very hard -- like a marathon -- you may be more likely to develop hyponatremia.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Hyponatremia”

Chemo Care: “Electrolyte Imbalance.”

National Kidney Foundation: “Electrolyte Imbalance.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 11, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Hyponatremia”

Chemo Care: “Electrolyte Imbalance.”

National Kidney Foundation: “Electrolyte Imbalance.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 11, 2020

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