Diseases of the blood may be a common risk factor for fractures

Hyponatremia is a deficiency of sodium in the blood. It occurs more frequently in elderly patients and hospitals. Mild hyponatremia usually does not cause any symptoms and is considered a benign condition that does not require treatment. Fractures in the elderly are most often caused by osteoporosis, a condition in which bone mineral density is reduced. This predisposes patients to vertebral fractures and non-vertebral fractures .‘We are very encouraged by the progress made to date, but we are never satisfied,’ said Evans. ‘We are focused on the use of modern technologies, new approaches to drug discovery and clinical trials for innovative thrust than the rate of healing.’

A common blood disorder, hyponatremia, can be a risk factor for fractures in the elderly, new research presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology shows. The study by researchers at the Erasmus MC suggests that it may be useful for screening of elderly patients with fractures for this condition.

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