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Can a electrolyte panel show an adrenal insufficiency?

Can a electrolyte panel show an adrenal insufficiency?

Perhaps: If you have a high potassium with or without a low sodium prior to treatment with steroids. ...Read more

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Electrolytes (Definition)

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


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Does a electrolyte panel show an adrenal insufficiency?

Does a electrolyte panel show an adrenal insufficiency?

Possibly: An electrolyte panel does not diagnose adrenal insufficiency but it can provide clues about a possible adrenal problem. Patient with adrenal insufficiency can have low glucose, low sodium and high potassium on an electrolyte panel. ...Read more

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What are electrolytes made of?

What are electrolytes made of?

Electrolytes: An electrolyte is any substance containing free ions that make it electrically conductive. Electrolyte solutions are normally formed when a salt is placed into a solvent such as water. For example, when table salt, nacl, is placed in water, the salt (a solid) dissolves into its component elements, sodium and chloride. For more info: http://www.News-medical.Net/health/what-is-an-electrolyte.Aspx. ...Read more

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What are electrolyte imbalances?

Sodium, potassium: These are the most common to have imbalance but also magnesium, calcium, chloride and phosphorus are all electrolytes since by definition they all have electrical charge in the ionic (reactive) state. ...Read more

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What are electrolytes needed for?

What are electrolytes needed for?

Cell function: Different electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, chloride and calcium are required for the proper function of the cells of the body. The concentrations of these substances must be tightly regulated for the various activities of these cells. ...Read more

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Too many electrolytes, is that bad?

Too many electrolytes, is that bad?

Electrolyte problem: Please rephrase your question to get a meaningful answer. Do you mean that some of your electrolytes are elevated? Please either ask the physician who ordered to the blood work for an answer or submit another question that can be answered properly. ...Read more

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What are recommended electrolyte drinks?

Electrolyte drinks: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What are abnormal sources of electrolytes?

Huh?: Not sure what you mean. Electrolytes are found commonly in almost every aqueous solution and salts o all sort are everyday household items. Not sure that any source is more "normal' than any other. ...Read more