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electrolytes and sports drinks

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps h ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Electrolytes: When you sweat you loose salt and water. Sports drinks with electrolytes try to replace both. Carbs are added for quick energy. Unless you are doing c ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
15 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not ideal: For small children, the electrolytes are too few and sugar too much in most sport drinks to us alone for gastro- compare with eg pedialyte, which can ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
66 years experience Family Medicine
Easy: 1. Potassium, k-dur 20 meq twice a week for 3 months. 2. 1/2 teaspoonful of salt in any juice daily till tou feel better.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Because alcohol: depletes minerals such as Magnesium via urine, the electrolyte drinks replenish these deficiencies. It also corrects dehydration.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Yes: The replenishment fluids should contain sodium, postassium supplemtation as well as water.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. G. Wen
Dr. G. Wen answered
26 years experience Pharmacology
From other food: You can get them from regular meals as well.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Tap water: Tap water is a good source of regular drinking water. Otherwise buy something like gatorade or if you are talking about someone for example who has di ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Excessive drinking: Yes i suspect this would not be a worry to you providing your sodium level is not low and you are not diabetic.(both ruled out via labs) i would make ... Read More
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