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What IV fluid do you give for Hypernatremia?
Last Updated: 2nd June, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, why do you give hypotonic solution for Hypernatremia?
Hypotonic solutions hydrate cells as water moves from vascular space to the intracellular space. Examples of when hypotonic solutions are used include to treat hypertonic dehydration, to replace fluids in cellular dehydration states, and to dilute concentrated (high-sodium) serum.
Subsequently, question is, can normal saline cause hypernatremia? In general, normal saline will not cause hypernatremia, as the kidney can generate free water by producing hypertonic urine. Patients with head injuries might initially require 0.9% NaCl to prevent hyponatremia; however, if central diabetes insipidus develops, 0.9% NaCl can result in severe hypernatremia.
In this way, why is d5w used for Hypernatremia?
Euvolemic patients can be treated with hypotonic fluids, either orally or intravenously (ie, dextrose 5% in water solution [D5W], quarter or half isotonic sodium chloride solution), to correct free fluid deficits. Patients with acute renal failure may require dialysis.
What is the treatment for high sodium levels?
Hypernatremia is treated by replacing fluids. In all but the mildest cases, dilute fluids (containing water and a small amount of sodium in carefully adjusted concentrations) are given intravenously. The sodium level in blood is reduced slowly because reducing the level too rapidly can cause permanent brain damage.