Hyponatremia is the most common diagnosed metabolic disorder. It occurs in approximately 38% of people who are hospitalized. That’s a pretty substantial number. I am one of the approximate 1.6 million people who developed it in 2011.
I am determined to bring this disorder to light, and I am more determined to bring awareness to Central Pontine Myelinolysis. CPM is a demyelination of the pontine area. It is also common for the demyelination to occur outside of the pontine area. This is known as extra pontine myelinolysis. Myelin is a sheath surrounding nerve cells. myelin creates a white appearance to nerve cells. This area in the brain is known as white matter. Grey areas are parts of the brain that do not have myelin.
The incorrect treatment of hyponatremia can cause CPM/EPM.
I will continue to post facts and statistics regarding hyponatremia and CPM. Also, I will post my personal story regarding my issues with CPM/EPM. I hope the facts and my story can prevent future persons from developing these conditions.