ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 276.1


Diagnosis Code 276.1

ICD-9: 276.1
Short Description: Hyposmolality
Long Description: Hyposmolality and/or hyponatremia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 276.1

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Other metabolic disorders and immunity disorders (270-279)
      • 276 Disorders of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E87.1 - Hypo-osmolality and hyponatremia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine and body fluids. Maintaining the right balance of electrolytes helps your body's blood chemistry, muscle action and other processes. Sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate and magnesium are all electrolytes. You get them from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink.

Levels of electrolytes in your body can become too low or too high. That can happen when the amount of water in your body changes, causing dehydration or overhydration. Causes include some medicines, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating or kidney problems. Problems most often occur with levels of sodium, potassium or calcium.

  • Aldosterone blood test
  • Antidiuretic hormone blood test
  • Basic metabolic panel
  • Dehydration
  • Electrolytes
  • Fluid imbalance
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • Osmolality - blood
  • Osmolality - urine
  • Phosphorus blood test
  • Serum magnesium - test
  • Urine specific gravity

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Also called: Salt

Table salt is made up of the elements sodium and chlorine - the technical name for salt is sodium chloride. Your body needs some sodium to work properly. It helps with the function of nerves and muscles. It also helps to keep the right balance of fluids in your body. Your kidneys control how much sodium is in your body. If you have too much and your kidneys can't get rid it, sodium builds up in your blood. This can lead to high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to other health problems.

Most people in the U.S. get more sodium in their diets than they need. A key to healthy eating is choosing foods low in salt and sodium. Doctors recommend you eat less than 2.4 grams per day. That equals about 1 teaspoon of table salt a day. Reading food labels can help you see how much sodium is in prepared foods.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Cooking without salt
  • Hyponatremia
  • Low-salt diet
  • Sodium - blood
  • Sodium in diet
  • Sodium urine test

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