Causes of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome


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Underlying condition causes of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome: The list of possible underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome) mentioned in various sources as possible causes of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome includes:

  • 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.
  • Peritoneal dialysis (type of Kidney Dialysis) - can contribute to causing HHNS.
  • Certain medications - Some medications can contribute to causing HHNS by affecting sugars or increasing urine output: glucocorticoids (steriods), diuretics, phenytoin (Dilantin), cimetidine (Tagamet) and beta blockers.
  • Poorly controlled diabetes
  • Non-compliance with diabetes treatment
  • Unusual high blood sugars - such as caused during illness, injury recovery, or surgical recovery, despite attempts at diabetic control.

Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome as a complication: Other conditions that might have Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome. The list of conditions listing Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome as a complication in our database includes:

Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome as a symptom: Conditions listing Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome. The list of conditions listing Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome as a symptom in our database includes:

Related information for causes of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome: Further relevant information on causes of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome may be found in the risk factors for Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome and underlying causes of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome.

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