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Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Fluid And Electrolyte Balance (Overview)

Fluid and electrolyte balance refers to the body's salt and water status, which is affected by the foods and liquids you drink, your physical activity, and the activity of your kidneys.


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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

Dr. Alok Agrawal
25 doctors shared insights

Fluid And Electrolyte Balance (Overview)

Fluid and electrolyte balance refers to the body's salt and water status, which is affected by the foods and liquids you drink, your physical activity, and the activity of your kidneys.


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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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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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How can i improve my electrolyte balance in my body?

Eat: Assuming you're a healthy person in general, the best way to ensure electrolyte balance is to eat REAL foods - and a variety of them. Focus on protein, veggies, some fruits, and stay away from the starches/sugar. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have right balance in electrolytes? How to take in the right amount?

How do I know if I have right balance in electrolytes? How to take in the right amount?

No symptoms: or normal electrolytes by blood test shows the right balance. Well balanced meals with fruit and vegetables provide you the right amount. ...Read more

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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

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Does plain senna syrup effect electrolyte balance?

Does plain senna  syrup effect electrolyte balance?

Possibly If LongTerm: Long term use of senna syrup can cause electrolyte balance. It may cause a deficiency of potassium among other electrolytes. The nih does not recommend use for more than 2 weeks. See the following site for more information: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/652.Html. ...Read more

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Why is electrolyte balance important in a person with c diff?

Always is...: Repleting electrolytes is crucial in any condition to avoid further complications more so in a condition that can cause depletion of important electrolytes due to diarrhea and fluid shifts. ...Read more

Dr. Frank Holmes
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Electrolytes (Definition)

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