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What is the most common electrolyte abnormality in patients on total parental nutrition?

What is the most common electrolyte abnormality in patients on total parental nutrition?

Depends: Lots of potential problems. Abnormalities in sodium, potassium, magnesium are not uncommon. Abnormalities in glucose (not an electrolyte) are common. Careful monitoring, and appropriate changes in formulas, or Insulin dosing can help keep these down to a minimum. Some patients have been able to be maintained on long-term TPN (>10-15 yrs) in good health. Infection always a risk too. ...Read more

Dr. Ashu Syal
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Electrolyte Abnormality (Definition)

After extended throwing up, or prolonged diarrhea, it is possible to develop abnormal electrolyte levels in the blood - such as potassium, ...Read more


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Fluid and electrolyte balance in and out always equal in surgical patients?

Fluid and electrolyte balance in and out always equal in surgical patients?

No: Fluid & electrolyte balance in the peri-operative time period is highly variable. It depends on a person's medical conditions before surgery such as heart failure or kidney disease. It depends on medications used before surgery. It depends if the surgery was long, complicated, emergency, or due to sepsis. Fluid retention & electrolyte imbalance early after major surgery is common & correctable. ...Read more

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Hormones responsible for maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance?

Hormones responsible for maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance?

Aldosterone: When athletes are trained, they secrete less sodium in the sweat, and \affect caused bu a human hormone called aldosterone, which also increases plasma volume. ...Read more

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List 5 intervention necessary to help monitor patients fluid electrolyte balance?

List 5 intervention necessary to help monitor patients fluid electrolyte balance?

Electrlytes: Your fluid and electrolyte balance is controlled by your autonomic nervous system which uses your kidneys and bowelsto excrete what you do not require and retain or rhe absorb what you need ...Read more

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Does longer term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) use cause electrolyte or acid/base balance abnormalities?

Does longer term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) use cause electrolyte or acid/base balance abnormalities?

Here are some...: If its use just smooths stool regularity without watery diarrhea, it would not affect your electrolyte and acid/base balance. More? Ask your prescribing doctor. If unsure, test it once in 3-4 months for reassurance; that is reasonable. ...Read more

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How can i improve my electrolyte balance in my body?

Eat: Assuming you're a healthy person in general, the best way to ensure electrolyte balance is to eat REAL foods - and a variety of them. Focus on protein, veggies, some fruits, and stay away from the starches/sugar. ...Read more

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What is Ions or Electrolytes function for our body? Could Ions stimulates our thirst and enhance our body fluid ?

What is Ions or Electrolytes function for our body? Could Ions stimulates our thirst and enhance our body fluid ?

Biochemistry: There are countless ions and electrolytes in your body, each with multiple different functions. Thirst is a complex mechanism with many different factors. A biochemistry textbook could give you more answers! ...Read more

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Why is electrolyte balance important in a person with c diff?

Always is...: Repleting electrolytes is crucial in any condition to avoid further complications more so in a condition that can cause depletion of important electrolytes due to diarrhea and fluid shifts. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have right balance in electrolytes? How to take in the right amount?

How do I know if I have right balance in electrolytes? How to take in the right amount?

No symptoms: or normal electrolytes by blood test shows the right balance. Well balanced meals with fruit and vegetables provide you the right amount. ...Read more

Dr. Frank Holmes
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Electrolytes (Definition)

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