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What are some key symptoms to electrolyte imbalance and what causes electrolyte imbalance?

What are some key symptoms to electrolyte imbalance and what causes electrolyte imbalance?

Many:: Irregular heartbeat.
Weakness.
Bone disorders.
Twitching.
Blood pressure changes.
Confusion.
Seizures.
Numbness.

these are just a few

causes: dehydration, medications, poor diet, kidney disease to name a few ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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Does chronic long term glycerin suppository use cause electrolyte imbalance?

Does chronic long term glycerin suppository use cause electrolyte imbalance?

Electrolytes: Any kind of chronic use of laxatives / enema can cause electrolyte imbalance. It's recommended you have regular lab work done. ...Read more

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Can to much prune juice cause electrolyte imbalance?

Can to much prune juice cause electrolyte imbalance?

Diarrhea: Prune juice on its own does not cause the problem. Prune juice is taken to make stool looser and if there is diarrhea, yes that can cause electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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Will drinking excessive amounts of alcohol cause an electrolyte imbalance?

Will drinking excessive amounts of alcohol cause an electrolyte imbalance?

Dehydration...: ...Is most common problem with excessive alcohol intake. Chronic drinkers are often magnesium depleted, and occasionally have low potassium as well. ...Read more

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I drink about 85-100 oz of water a day plus 32 oz of dr pepper. Will this cause electrolyte imbalance?

I drink about 85-100 oz of water a day plus 32 oz of dr pepper. Will this cause electrolyte imbalance?

Dr. Pepper: As long as your also eating and not just living off dr. Pepper and water and as long as you have normal functioning kidneys like most do, you will not encounter electrolyte imbalance. You will however encounter other less easily treatable conditions with your continued daily 32 oz intake dr pepper, obesity being one of them. The water is okay and start cutting back on the dr. Pepper all together. ...Read more

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It is dangerous to run a marathon using Diazoxide? Could it cause an electrolyte imbalance? I need to take it for my hyperinsulinemia

It is dangerous to run a marathon using Diazoxide? Could it cause an electrolyte imbalance? I need to take it for my hyperinsulinemia

Speak to your doctor: You need to discuss with your physician to make sure that running a marathon is the right thing to do with your condition and the medications you are on, that's my advice to you. ...Read more

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Can a severe electrolyte imbalance cause an epilectic seizure in someone who DOESN'T have epilepsy? And if not then what can cause a seizure?

Can a severe electrolyte imbalance cause an epilectic seizure in someone who DOESN'T have epilepsy? And if not then what can cause a seizure?

Yes: An electrolyte imbalance can cause a seizure. So can many other events that are not epileptic. When someone has a seizure, we first look for other causes before considering epilepsy as the chances for repeat seizures are very low when the cause is treated. If someone has a known seizure disorder, the same things can cause loss of control even when medication has been effective. ...Read more

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I would like to know the side effects of the medicine triametrene/hydrochlorothiazide. Does it increase blood glucose and cause electrolyte imbalance?

I would like to know the side effects of the medicine triametrene/hydrochlorothiazide. Does it increase blood glucose and cause electrolyte imbalance?

Mainly potassium: Hydrochlothiazide can lower potassium and triamterene high potassium. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can cause low sodium and high calcium. Most of the side effects should be on package insert with medication. ...Read more

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My doctor wants me to take omeprazole for 1 month to heal my gastritis and GERD. Will it cause electrolyte imbalance?

My doctor wants me to take omeprazole for 1 month to heal my gastritis and GERD. Will it cause electrolyte imbalance?

GERD electrolytes: In general the answer is no. Continue to stay in close follow up with your primary care physician. Continue to eat normally like you usually do. ...Read more

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Doc tells me to use glycerin suppository whenever I need for constipation. But can chronic use cause electrolyte imbalance? I have Wolff Parkinson whi

Doc tells me to use glycerin suppository whenever I need for constipation. But can chronic use cause electrolyte imbalance? I have Wolff Parkinson whi

Unlikely to be probm: Using enemas to deal with constipation can result in electrolyte abnormalities while glycerine suppositories would not. You might just teach yourself to empty on demand every day and avoid the problem altogether. ...Read more

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Transgender-man2fem-is there a bloodworkless way to tell weakness/fatigue caused by electrolyte imbalance (aldactone) vs muscle loss/low testosterone?

Transgender-man2fem-is there a bloodworkless way to tell weakness/fatigue caused by electrolyte imbalance (aldactone) vs muscle loss/low testosterone?

No: For what you've listed, you need labs eg blood needs to be drawn. However, do know that there are other reasons for weakness & fatigue such as medications, supplements (see http://www. Usatoday. Com/story/news/nation/2014/05/09/tests-find-synthetic-stimulants-iforce-nutrition-dexaprine-xr/8905197/ for example of adulterated stuff), thyroid, depression, etc. Best to discuss your concerns w/your doc. ...Read more

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How do I check for electrolyte imbalance? What should I do if my medication is causing it?

How do I check for electrolyte imbalance? What should I do if my medication is causing it?

Chem-7: A chemistry check can allay your concerns. Some medications, like diuretics and some blood pressure medications (like losartan), commonly cause electrolyte abnormalities. Your doctor is best able to advise if your medications may be causing a problem. ...Read more

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What is the difference between electrolyte imbalance and dehydration? What are symptoms of both to look for?

What is the difference between electrolyte imbalance and dehydration? What are symptoms of both to look for?

1=the other: U should always maintain proper hydration. Dehydration leads 2 electrolyte imbalance. Even if u do not sweat a lot in the heat, u have insensible water and electrolyte loss especially if active in the sun u can b fooled by a breeze 2 think u r ok. Water & a sports drink will b the best. Or some of the old school use salt tablets, but a gator aide like replacement is best. ...Read more

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How do you fix an electrolyte imbalance?

Electrolyte imbalanc: It depends which electrolyte (s) are imbalanced and then to try and find a cause. If they are low, then replace them. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance?

Various: Look first for weakness, then confusion. In the hospital, very sick people are monitored and sodium, potassium, and acid-based are controlled well. Outside, we see this in people abusing diuretics, overdoing drinking water, folks with renal and/or adrenal disease, and athletes who overdo things in the heat. Symptoms and signs are seldom "textbook". ...Read more

Dr. Frank Holmes
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Electrolytes (Definition)

Electrolytes are substances like sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, hydrogen, ...Read more