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what effects can having an imbalance in electrolytes have on your body?

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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
12 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Multiple: Depending on which electrolyte. Potassium: too low can cause cramping, too high can cause fatal heart arrhythmia. Sodium: too low confusion, seizure, brain herniation and death, too high lethargy, weakness, irritability, neuromuscular excitability. Those are the main ones, can also get calcium multiple symptoms with calcium fluctuations, but not consider a true electrolyte.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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