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what does it mean when your electrolytes are low

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Please specify, sodium pottssium etc both can be low if you are taking diuretics.There are many electrolytes such as calcium magnesium, and each has ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Low electrolytes: You may have a low sodium, Potassium Chloride or calcium levels in your blood. The first 3 could be seen in someone taking diuretics. Please provide m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hard to know: If you were told you had "low electrolytes", some abnormal values were likely found on your blood chemistry. Most often the test will include sodium, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
please clarify: There are numerous electrolytes in the body. Please be specific.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Treatment would depend on what electrolytes are abnormal.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are ...: It means your body with or without drugs - notably diuretics could conduct homeostasis in fluid / electrolyte balance for daily "normal" activities. F ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Cooper
25 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Vagal reflex?: There are many causes of syncope, and one of the most common is a nerve reflex, called a vasovagal reflex, that can suddenly drop the heart rate and b ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
IBS: I'm not aware of complement c3c or c4c being affected by irritable bowel syndrome. I doubt it would change secondary to dehydration due to low oral i ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: One could postulate a scenario where that might happen but it isn't common...
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Coconuts for diarrhe: Coconut water contains electrolytes (e) such as as potassium, sodium, magnesium and chloride that help maintain proper fluid levels in the body and r ... Read More
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