The Need to Diagnose Hyponatremia in a Timely Manner

March 10, 2011

Nephrologist Biff Palmer, MD, discusses how hyponatremia can result from several common disease states and the importance of diagnosing it quickly.

Listen as Biff Palmer, MD, professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, discusses hyponatremia, the serum sodium measure, and how how hyponatremia can result from several common disease states, including cirrhosis, heart failure, and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone hypersecretion. Palmer says that hyponatremia is "probably the most common electrolyte abnormality seen in clinical practice."