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How do you fix an electrolyte imbalance?

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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Dr. Frank Holmes
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Electrolytes (Definition)

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

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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

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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 does electrolyte imbalance affect the heart?

How does electrolyte imbalance affect the heart?

They Drive the Heart: Your heart is a muscular pump with four valves that will not do anything without the electrical impulses that drives it.

Sodium (na+) potassium (k+) and calcium (ca 2+) are the primary electrolytes that are critical for a normal heart rhythm.

The heart will beat abnormally (arrhythmias) if the electrolytes are not in their normal ranges. The kidneys do a pretty good job keeping a balance. ...Read more

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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 you please talk about of the easiest to stop symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance?

Electrolyte problem: To get an answer to your question, you need to be more specific about what type of electrolyte imbalance you are talking about. The treatment of high potassium is different from the treatment of a high sodium. Please provide more details about the problem to get a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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How much diarrhea or for how long would a person have to have complete watery diarrhea for electrolyte imbalance to occur? How to replenish?

How much diarrhea or for how long would a person have to have complete watery diarrhea for electrolyte imbalance to occur? How to replenish?

1 day, Gatorade: You can get dehydrated within a day of having severe diarrhea with multiple watery bowel movements. It is very important to stay hydrated as well as replace electrolytes. The best thing to replace electrolytes would be a sports drink such as gatorade. It is likely that when you are younger, your parents may have given use pedialyte which does the same thing. ...Read more

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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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Could tingly scalp and lightheadedness on rising from bed or chair be related to electrolyte imbalance in middle aged man?

Could tingly scalp and lightheadedness on rising from bed or chair be related to electrolyte imbalance in middle aged man?

Yes, but it: Sounds more like postural hypotension, that is, low blood pressure upon arising from lying position. If this person has irregular heart beat or neurologic symptoms, it is urgent. Have him see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm suspecting electrolyte imbalance but I always had kidney stones (mild), if it's my kidney how can I tell? I don't feel anything in them now and they've been fine for almost a year now?

Need examination: Suspecting an electrolyte imbalance is on the basis of clinical data. For example, a person with intractable vomiting or someone who's severely dehydrated, who drinks 20 gallons of H20 (they exist) are all folks to SUSPECT as having electrolyte imbalances. But proving requires lab tests or in your case urine samples as well. More questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...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