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Free water deficit Hypernatremia

Hypernatremia is the increase in the level of sodium (Na+) in the blood. It stems from a lack of water supply in an organism, then involving intracellular dehydration; it's about what happens when an organism doesn't drink enough water. It can be corrected by adding water or by intravenous infusion of 5% glucose. This may also be due to an excessive loss of water from the kidneys or skin following an extensive burn or during major physical effort, if the water intake does not compensate for this excess loss.