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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Electrolytes Abnormal (Overview)

After extended throwing up, or prolonged diarrhea, it is possible to develop abnormal electrolyte levels in the blood - such as potassium, sodlium, chloride, or calcium.


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What are abnormal sources of electrolytes?

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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Electrolytes Abnormal (Overview)

After extended throwing up, or prolonged diarrhea, it is possible to develop abnormal electrolyte levels in the blood - such as potassium, sodlium, chloride, or calcium.


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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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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

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Should I be worried that my bloods came back abnormal for Urea and Electrolytes recently? I have Crohns (10yrs) and had a Right Hemicolectomy 9 MS ago

Should I be worried that my bloods came back abnormal for Urea and Electrolytes recently? I have Crohns (10yrs) and had a Right Hemicolectomy 9 MS ago

Not really: my question is how is your crohn since you had your surgery if you still having diarrhea then that could cause you electrolytes imbalance and abnormal labes unless you frequently take the necessary supplement stay close with your PCP or your GI for proper follow up ...Read more

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Having unusual bowel movement/changing stool, colon growling and skipped beats, stool test said extra mucus and EKG came fine I also feel fatigued/unbalancedsometime could it be electrolyte imbalance?

Here are some...: Electrolyte imbalance can be verified with lab testing, but hard to explain the whole undesirable clinical profile in a 19-y-o young man as described. There should be more things to consider, which require your proactive involvement to improve yourself, not just passively with pills or diets alone. And perusing articles in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html may help tremendously. ...Read more

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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 is the definition or description of: electrolytes?

Sodium, potassium: Electrolytes are substances like sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, hydrogen, calcium in the body. ...Read more

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What is the best to improve electrolyte imbalances in my child?

What is the best to improve electrolyte imbalances in my child?

Find out the cause: You should perhaps find out the cause of the imbalance before correcting, as different conditions are treated differently. It is paramount to get to the root of the problem as there may be some life threatening or potentially so conditions that if left untreated may get advanced enough to leave permanent damage or even end up in death. ...Read more

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What effects could an imbalance in electrolytes have on your body?

What effects could an imbalance in electrolytes have on your body?

Variable: There are many different electrolytes. Some symptoms; high potassium: weakness of the muscles, twitching of the muscles, heart rate slowing low potassium: weakness of the muscles high calcium: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, increased urine output, lethargy, confusion low calcium: twitchy muscles and cramping low sodium: confusion, weakness and lethargy. High phosphate: itching. ...Read more

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Is magnesium an electrolyte?

Is magnesium an electrolyte?

In the blood: Magnesium in the blood and other bodily liquids is in its ionized form (Mg ++), and is an electrolyte. Similarly, calcium in its ionized form (Ca ++) is an electrolyte. ...Read more

Dr. Frank Holmes
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Electrolytes (Definition)

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