Some sodium, potassium and water changes in the elderly and their treatment.

  title={Some sodium, potassium and water changes in the elderly and their treatment.},
  author={Vittorio E. Andreucci and Domenico Russo and Bruno Cianciaruso and Michele Andreucci},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={11 Suppl 9},
Creatinine clearance decreases with age by 1 ml/min/year after 40 years of age, although serum creatinine remains constant because of reduction of muscle mass. Reduction of water intake may occur in the elderly because of a reduced sensation of thirst; this is associated with a tendency to lose water with urine. The capacity to respond to sodium load is impaired in aged kidneys, thereby leading to ECV expansion and hypertension. But there is also, in the elderly, a reduced capacity for… CONTINUE READING
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