Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management of Hyponatremia

OBJECTIVES:

  • Mechanisms that regulate sodium and water
  • Management of acute symptomatic hyponatremia
  • Patients at risk of osmotic demyelination syndrome and how to prevent it

This post reviews more in depth the pathophysiology and management of hyponatremia. The website itself serves as the teaching platform or as a learning resource. For a quick and easy diagnostic approach to hyponatremia, please see our 3 Lab Approach to Diagnosis.

Pathophysiology Review: 


Diagnostic Work-up and Management: