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Symptoms of Hyperosmolality

The following features are indicative of Hyperosmolality:
  • excessive thirst
  • high blood sugar
  • dry mouth
  • parched mouth
  • increased frequency of urination
  • rapid pulse rate
  • shortness of breath
  • dry skin
  • sleepiness
It is possible that Hyperosmolality shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Hyperosmolality

The following are the most common causes of Hyperosmolality:
  • increase in blood glucose level

Risk Factors for Hyperosmolality

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hyperosmolality:
  • common in age older than 65 years
  • intake of certain medication such as corticosteroids
  • individuals taking diuretics
  • intake of phenytoin
  • having type 2 diabetes

Prevention of Hyperosmolality

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hyperosmolality. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • regular checkup of blood sugar level
  • drink plenty of drinks
  • eat nutritious meals
  • maintain blood sugar levels

Occurrence of Hyperosmolality

Common Gender

Hyperosmolality can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hyperosmolality

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hyperosmolality:
  • Blood test: To measure the blood sugar level
  • Urine test: To check the infection or kidney function

Complications of Hyperosmolality if untreated

Yes, Hyperosmolality causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hyperosmolality is left untreated:
  • seizures
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • coma
  • can be fatal
  • excessive dehydration

Self-care for Hyperosmolality

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Hyperosmolality:
  • Drink plenty of liquid: Helps to prevent hyperosmolality
  • Eat nutritious meal: Helps in the management of diabetes
  • do exercise regularly: To maintain good health

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Hyperosmolality.
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