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HHNS

Introduction: HHNS

Description of HHNS

HHNS (medical condition): Whereas highs in Type 1 diabetics lead to ketones and blood acidity that causes DKA, Type 2 diabetics tend to get highs without ketones ...more

HHNS: See also:

Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome:
  »Introduction: Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome
  »Symptoms of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome
  »Causes of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome
  »Treatments for Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome

HHNS as a Disease

HHNS: Another name for Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome
  »Symptoms of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome
  »Causes of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome
  »Treatments for Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome

HHNS: Related Diseases

HHNS: HHNS is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of HHNS

Some of the causes of HHNS are included in the list below:

  • Diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood sugars - leading to the kidneys over-filtering water, leading to excessive urination, leading to dehydration.
  • Too little water - failure to drink enough water can contribute to the dehydration that is a hallmark of HHNS. This can occur when the elderly lose their sense of thirst, making HHNS occur somewhat too frequently in nursing homes.
  • Intravenous feeding - can contribute because it involves lots of glucose, which might make you go high.

Symptoms of HHNS (Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome)

Some of the symptoms of HHNS incude:

Treatments for HHNS (Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome)

Treatments for HHNS (Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome) include:

  • Hospitalization - HHNS can be severe enough to require hospitalization, especially if occurring in a newly diagnosed diabetic.
  • Lowering blood sugars - Extreme HHNS requires gradual blood sugar lowering in a hospital setting. Milder HHNS can be treated mainly by reducing blood sugars using insulin.
  • Fluid replacement - Fluids such as water are required to replace the lost fluid and fix the dehydration.
  • Treat metabolic imbalances - HHNS is a severe condition that can cause other metabolic changes. Hospital care will test and address other chemical imbalances.
  • Treat the underlying cause - Once the main symptoms are alleviated, it is important to identify what caused the HHNS, so as to avoid it recurring. A common cause is that the patient is diabetic, but did not know they were.

Treatment of HHNS: For more treatment information about HHNS, see treatment of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS)

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