Articles About: Metabolic Disorders

Hypovolemic Hyponatremia: Causes and Treatment

Hypovolemic HyponatremiaHyporvolemic hyponatremia is a condition which includes low blood sodium levels symptoms due to the decrease in total body sodium. With hypovolemic hyponatremia, total body water also decreases. When this occurs, low blood sodium side effects such as headaches, restlessness, confusion, muscle cramping and spasms, and a lack of energy can be experienced. On a more serious note, seizures, a decrease of consciousness or coma are also possible with untreated Hypervolemic hyponatremia. Since it is difficult to diagnose this condition with only a physical exam, a doctor would order urine and blood tests to confirm the diagnosis.