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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Will linzess for constipation cause me electrolyte imbalance? Should electrolytes be periodically checked upon starting treatment?
Should not: There have been no significant electrolyte abnormalities with chronic Linzess use. ...Read more
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
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 can cause low sodium and high calcium. Most of the side effects should be on package insert with medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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