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Dr. Austina Cho
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Electrolyte Replacement Fluids (Overview)

It is important to keep a balance of electrolytes in your body, because they affect the amount of water in your body, blood acidity (pH), muscle action, and other important processes. You lose electrolytes when you sweat, and you must replace them by drinking fluids. Electrolytes exist in the blood as acids, bases, and salts (such as sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, magnesium, and bicarbonate). They can be measured by laboratory studies of the blood.


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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

Dr. Austina Cho
19 doctors shared insights

Electrolyte Replacement Fluids (Overview)

It is important to keep a balance of electrolytes in your body, because they affect the amount of water in your body, blood acidity (pH), muscle action, and other important processes. You lose electrolytes when you sweat, and you must replace them by drinking fluids. Electrolytes exist in the blood as acids, bases, and salts (such as sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, magnesium, and bicarbonate). They can be measured by laboratory studies of the blood.


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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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Treating Heat Stroke (Tip)

Treating Heat Stroke

Do not overheat. Drink fluids and stay in shade. Do not go to ground. ...See more

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I have syncope issues! cardiologist tells me that even though my electrolytes are good it doesn't mean that i'm getting enough fluid! is this true?

I have syncope issues! cardiologist tells me that even though my electrolytes are good it doesn't mean that i'm getting enough fluid! is this true?

Vagal reflex?: There are many causes of syncope, and one of the most common is a nerve reflex, called a vasovagal reflex, that can suddenly drop the heart rate and blood pressure. This occurs most commonly in the setting of dehydration. Electrolytes can be normal even when one is mildly dehydrated, so drinking more fluids is a reasonable first step. But further work up is needed if episodes continue. ...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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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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What does abnormal urea and electrolytes mean in diabetes. Why told to drink more fluids?

What does abnormal urea and electrolytes mean in diabetes. Why told to drink more fluids?

Labs: If you blood urea nitrogen is elevated it means you are dry and need more hydration. Elevated sugar makes diabetics frequently urinate which can lead to dehydration. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fluid and electrolyte disorders other than taking diuretics and reducing sodium in my diet. Nothing seems to work?

What is the best treatment for fluid and electrolyte disorders other than taking diuretics and reducing sodium in my diet. Nothing seems to work?

< 2000 mg sodium/day: There are many fluid and electrolyte disorders out there, but it sounds like you may be having trouble with edema? Diuretics and sodium restriction are cornerstones to treating edema, however there may be other issues at play. You should have your kidney, heart, and liver function checked, so follow up with your doctor who can provide more directed care. Read food labels! sodium is everywhere! ...Read more

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Is 16 oz. Of electrolyte fluid, and 112 oz. Of water in a day unhealthy? Diet instructions given by medi weight loss doctor

Is 16 oz. Of electrolyte fluid, and 112 oz. Of water in a day unhealthy? Diet instructions given by medi weight loss doctor

Depends on solution: The content of the "electrolyte fluid" is the key to answering the question. Your daily requirements for fluid losses are exceeded by this volume, but quite acceptable if you have normal kidney function. The fluid should contain at least the daily requirements for sodium and potassium, and ideally would include additional additives (such as magnesium) in appropriate amounts. ...Read more

Dr. Clarke Holmes
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Electrolytes (Definition)

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