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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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Electrolytes (Definition)

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


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Can vitamins balance your hormones?

Can vitamins balance your hormones?

If you have a: low Vitamin D level, your parathyroid hormone can increase, and return to normal with normalization of vitamin D. Otherwise, vitamins don't "balance" hormones and hormones are rarely "out of balance". That's a popular, but nonsensical lay term. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Could hormone imbalance balance out without intervention?

Could hormone imbalance balance out without intervention?

Which of: your body's thousands of hormones do you think are out of balance, and why? Try discussing it with your doctor, not the internet. ...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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How can you balance dietary sodium intake with the intake of potassium?

How can you balance dietary sodium intake with the intake of potassium?

More fruit in diet: You can eat more fruits rich in potassium such as tomatoes oranges bananas. The dash diet is good on outlining this ...Read more

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Potassium 4.0 with good diet. On fludrocortisone 0.1mg its 3.2 with 80meq potassium? Urine potassium normal before florinef. Big drop from low dose?

Potassium 4.0 with good diet. On fludrocortisone 0.1mg its 3.2 with 80meq potassium? Urine potassium normal before florinef. Big drop from low dose?

Need more info: why are you having urine k losses ? And what is the exact issue at concern. Needing large doses of k and Florinef (fludrocortisone) is not usual. Mediation are the most common reason then there are intrinsic kidney disease that cause high irons losses. ...Read more

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Can fludrocortisone make any changes in the sodium, potassium balance in the muscle cell ?

Can fludrocortisone make any changes in the sodium, potassium balance in the muscle cell ?

Yes: All steroids can cause myopathy. That implies a change in electrolyte movements within skeletal muscles. A myopathy can manifest as muscle weakness. It is rare. Generally not seen, myopathy from cortisone is caused by a large dose taken. So, even though the answer to your question is yes it is unusual. A history of adverse cortisone effects makes it more likely to occur. ...Read more

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Can you get electrolyte disturbances ie low blood calcium and/or high blood potassium level While taking Magnesium Citrate 50mg 3x day Migraine Aura?

Can you get  electrolyte disturbances ie low blood calcium and/or high blood potassium level While taking Magnesium Citrate 50mg 3x day Migraine Aura?

Mag citrate: This supplement is too low of a dose to cause changes in blood calcium or potassium. Also your body has independent mechanism to regulate these electrolytes. You kidney regulate potassium levels and your body regulates calcium levels via PTH levels which affect intestional aborption, bone resorption and intestinal absortion. Mag Citrate should not alter this. ...Read more

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Current lithium level is 1.66, can this cause symptoms like, exhaustion, sleepiness, off balance, weird visual disturbances, shakiness,jerky muscles?

Current lithium level is 1.66,  can this cause symptoms like, exhaustion, sleepiness, off balance, weird visual disturbances,  shakiness,jerky muscles?

Yes!: The symptoms you describe can all be due to a high lithium level. It's very important to keep the level within the therapeutic range, and levels over 1.5 are considered toxic. However the timing of the lab test relative to your dose matters. Please contact your physician as soon as possible for instructions on what to do with the dose and when to check again. ...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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What would cause postural hypotension triggered by heat in healthy 15 yr old girl. not dehydrated, good diet, slim, exercise reg. Deficiency? Vitamin?

What would cause postural hypotension triggered by heat in healthy 15 yr old girl. not dehydrated, good diet, slim, exercise reg. Deficiency? Vitamin?

Orthostatic: Postural hypotension occurs when something interrupts the body's natural process of counteracting low blood pressure. Occasional dizziness or lightheadedness may be relatively minor — mild dehydration, low blood sugar, or too much time in the sun or a hot tub. It may also happen when you stand after sitting for a long time, (class, concert, church). If only occasional, not cause for concern. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins balance your hormones?

Can prenatal vitamins balance your hormones?

Prenatal Vitamins: No, but they contain folic acid 1 mg which has been shown to protect against neural tube defects such as spina bifida and contains iron and other vitamins and minerals needed by the mother for a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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Autonomic&periphal neuropathy dysarthia trouble swallowing trouble urinating wide gait falls memory loss 38 yrs old;mri brain clear blood work clear ?

Autonomic&periphal neuropathy dysarthia trouble swallowing trouble urinating wide gait falls memory loss 38 yrs old;mri brain clear blood work clear  ?

Multiple symptoms: That is a tough case, not easy to diagnose. The normal brain MRI makes the cause of dysarthria difficult. It would help to have the input of a speech pathologist. Wide gait and falling can occur when the sense of touch in the feet is impaired. It is sometimes called sensory ataxia. Trouble urinating may occur do to loss of sensation or loss of control. Why do you have neuropathy? ...Read more

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What are "automation" and "adjustment" as keys to weight loss?

What are "automation" and "adjustment" as keys to weight loss?

Routine change: Automation refers to making things "automatic" in your weight loss routine. This would include "go to" meals that you have established to be within your caloric intake value. It also includes things like scheduling of exercise so that it becomes routine. Adjustment is the process of accepting change. The more routine (automatic) you make exercise and meals the better the chances of success. ...Read more

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How does an imbalance in electrolytes affect your body?

Here are some...: Testing electrolytes is an indirect way to check the homeostasis of body fluid and its contents; their abnormalities usually suggests their already significant derangements. So, yes, a documented electrolyte imbalance will definitely affect your body all-all functionality and endurance. More on life reality? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Tumors on adrenals - does drinking gatorade and adding salt to everything alter your aldesterone levels? Show low sodium in blood work.

May help will not cu: You need cure , hormone producing tumors do cause electrolyte imbalance , problem has to be corrected , most of them are amenable for surgical cure, gatorade will provide 250 mg of sodium , 30 gm of carbohydrate added calories may not be good, if you need sodium add more salt in your diet speak to you doctor for long term solution of your problem. ...Read more

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Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table.Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table.Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Bleeding, anemia: Fibroids, also called leiomyomas are benign uterine tumors (not cysts) that can cause pain and heavy bleeding with your periods. If they are causing very heavy periods, this can lead to anemia and the dizziness, lightheadedness, etc you described. They are easily diagnosed with an ultrasound. See your ob/gyn for this. ...Read more

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