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Hypernatraemia in Primary Care
Abnormal sodium levels are commonly encountered in primary care. This Primary Care Hack on hyponatraemia, alongside the companion Primary Care Hack on hyponatraemia, will aid appropriate investigation of abnormal sodium levels to help elucidate possible underlying causes.
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|What is Hypernatraemia?|
|Causes of Hypernatraemia|
|Investigations for Hypernatraemia|
|ADH=antidiuretic hormone; CRT=capillary refill time; DH=diuretic hormone; DI=diabetes insipidus; HbA1c=haemoglobin A1c; HONK=hyperosmolar non-ketotic syndrome; HHS=hypersomolar hyperglycaemic state; U/E=urea and electrolytes JVP=jugular venous pressure; Na=sodium.|
|Primary Care Hacks are developed by Dr Kevin Fernando, GP Partner, North Berwick Health Centre; GP with special interest in CVRM and medical education; Content Advisor for WebMD Medscape Global and UK. This Primary Care Hack is based on the author's interpretation of relevant summaries of product characteristics. Primary Care Hacks are for information for primary healthcare professionals in the UK only. They bring together currently available recommendations and/or prescribing information and indications for therapeutics licensed within Great Britain. Licensed indications and/or prescribing information for Northern Ireland may differ. You are advised to review local licensed indications before prescribing any therapeutic. Primary Care Hacks are reviewed intermittently to ensure the information is up to date at the time of publication. Primary Care Hacks are independently produced by WebMD, LLC and have not been created in conjunction with any guideline or prescribing body.|