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How do you fix an electrolyte imbalance?

Electrolyte imbalanc

It depends which electrolyte(s) are imbalanced and then to try and find a cause. If they are low, then replace them
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Dr. You Sung Sang answered:

Will linzess for constipation cause me electrolyte Imbalance? Should electrolytes be periodically checked upon starting treatment?

Should not

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There have been no significant electrolyte abnormalities with chronic Linzess use.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

What are the signs/symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance?

Various

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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".
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how does electrolyte imbalance affect the heart?

They Drive the Heart

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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.
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Could drinking alcohol cause an electrolyte imbalance?

Yes

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If you are a heavy drinker, you could see low magnesium and low sodium levels among other things.
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How do i check for electrolyte imbalance? What should i do if my medication is causing it?

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A chemistry check can allay your concerns. Some medications, like diuretics and some blood pressure medications (like losartan), commonly cause electrolyte abnormalities. Your doctor is best able to advise if your medications may be causing a problem.
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Can drinking too much water cause an electrolyte imbalance?

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it will water down the electrolyte concentrations in your blood, also causing problems
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Can to much prune juice cause electrolyte imbalance?

Diarrhea

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prune juice on its own does not cause the problem. Prune juice is taken to make stool looser and if there is diarrhea, yes that can cause electrolyte imbalance.
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

Can you please talk about of the easiest to stop symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance?

Electrolyte problem

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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.
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Dr. Peter M. Ihle answered:

What is the difference between electrolyte imbalance and dehydration? What are symptoms of both to look for?

1=the other

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U should always maintain proper hydration. Dehydration leads 2 electrolyte imbalance. Even if U do not sweat a lot in the heat, U have insensible water and electrolyte loss especially if active in the sun U can B fooled by a breeze 2 think U R OK. Water & a sports drink will B the best. Or some of the old school use salt tablets, but a Gator aide like replacement is best
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