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Are sodium metabolism disorders life-threatening?

Whether or not a sodium metabolism disorder is life-threatening depends upon several factors, including the severity of the sodium imbalance, the rate of onset, and the underlying cause of the imbalance. Patients in intensive care units with sodium blood levels above 150 mEq/L (milliequivalents per liter) have a fatality rate as high as 48%. Patients with extremely low sodium blood levels (less than 105 mEq/L) have a fatality rate over 50%. The normal range of sodium blood levels is 135-145 mEq/L.

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