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Are pediatric electrolytes bad when I'm pregnant?

Are pediatric electrolytes bad when I'm pregnant?

Pedialyte?: If you are talking about drinking electrolytes like pedialyte, then I don' think they are "bad" for you. If you are drinking them for a particular reason, you may want to check with your doctor to ensure there is nothing else better you should be doing, but you can drink pedialyte without any problem. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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While pregnant with my first child, I had severe vomiting. How can I avoid starvation and electrolyte disturbances during my second pregnancy?

While pregnant with my first child, I had severe vomiting. How can I avoid starvation and electrolyte disturbances during my second pregnancy?

No milk...small meal: Each pregancy is different, so you may not have as much trouble with this one, but some people do have nausea and vomiting with each pregnancy. Discuss concerns with your doctor, use pedialyte ice pops to help, avoid milk products in the early stages, and have crackers near the bed for before you even get out of bed. Small frequent meals, and avoid what makes you queasy. Consider a nutritionist! ...Read more

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Stomach flu w/watery diarrhoea 7 times a day &fever of 38.2c, drinking water and porridge. How likely is electrolyte imbalance from this? Not pregnant

Stomach flu w/watery diarrhoea 7 times a day &fever of 38.2c, drinking water and porridge. How likely is electrolyte imbalance from this? Not pregnant

Fluids and salts: The problem with diarrhea (and vomiting) is the loss of fluids and electrolytes (salts). Trying to 'keep up' with these losses is essential. "Chicken soup" or the equivalent should help keep the balance. I don't know what is in your porridge but that is the general idea. For symptoms like weakness etc. good to get checked out by a doctor. Make sure urine is light yellow to ensure good hydration. ...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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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

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Magnesium blood level was 2.5. All other electrolytes normal & normal kidney functioning. Not on any supplements/meds containing mag. Is this bad?

Magnesium blood level was 2.5. All other electrolytes normal & normal kidney functioning. Not on any supplements/meds containing mag. Is this bad?

Serum useless: A serum magnesium level is not very helpful. The body keeps serum magnesium under very tight control at the expense of tissue/bone levels. Check a rbc magnesium level instead to get a better picture of tissue levels. Ideal levels in the upper half of reference range. Most people are low. ...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 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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How do you fix an electrolyte imbalance?

Electrolyte imbalanc: It depends on which electrolyte(s) are imbalanced and then to try to find a cause. If they are low, then replace them. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance?

Various: 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". ...Read more

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Can coconut water replenish electrolytes?

Yes, some: Coconut water has less sugar and sodium and more potassium than Gatorade. It will replenish electrolytes (sodium and potassium) but the amount replenished will be different from Gatorade. Some athletes use coconut water, but, to get the proper ratio of electrolytes you need to add sodium (i.e. table salt). It may be easier to stick with the low sugar versions of Gatorade. ...Read more

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Can a blood test measure electrolyte levels?

Can a blood test measure electrolyte levels?

Blood values: Yes, the only way you can test for electrolyte levels in the one's blood is by drawing it and sending it to the lab for analysis to what they are. ...Read more

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What does electrolyte metabolic problems mean?

Here are ...: It means your body with or without drugs — notably diuretics could conduct homeostasis in fluid / electrolyte balance for daily "normal" activities. For detail, ask your doctors timely. Online inquiry may confuse many leading to unnecessary anxiety in men falling victim to flooded information with info-indigestion & fear. So, again, ask your doc. Best wish ... ...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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Electrolytes/gatorade pre run problems, what to do?

Here are some...: Listen to how the body senses and report, and act upon accordingly; that had been all our ancestors lived and survived. The physiological automation with an ample range of functional reserve makes us to cope with reality, certainty, and uncertainty of daily living. All the take-in of electrolytes/gatorade for exercise is essentially optional to a great extent. So, let common sense+moderation rule. ...Read more

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Does foy help rid your body of harmful electrolytes?

Unclear, but...: The specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of your concerns are not clear enough to deduce a reasonable answer. But, do you mean if getting rid of harmful electrolytes may help improve the smell in genital region? If so, answer to such is no since genital smell is very personal unique reflecting genetic factors & local hygiene, & could not be changed but modified so to lessen such. I hope I... ...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

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My urea and electrolytes are slightly high, should I be concerned?

My urea and electrolytes are slightly high, should I be concerned?

High electrolytes: If your sodium, chloride and BUN are high you could have had some mild dehydration at the time the blood was taken. I would speak to the physician (p) who ordered the blood on you to get the p's input in order to answer your question in a more meaningful manner. ...Read more

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What do I do to restore my electrolytes besides drinking gatorade?

Easy: 1. Potassium, k-dur 20 meq twice a week for 3 months.
2. 1/2 teaspoonful of salt in any juice daily till tou feel better. ...Read more

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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 on 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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Can dioralyte and its like, be used to restore electrolytes after exercise?

Can dioralyte and its like, be used to restore electrolytes after exercise?

Gatorade : Water is usually sufficient but after excessive exercise, gatorade or powerade can be helpful to restore electrolytes more quickly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to administer electrolytes and medications in a central venous line?

Yes, however: In hospital, nurses usually check on compatibility of medicines if have to be infused together. Any medicine that could be given IV could be given via a central line. Of course, medicines that are to be given only as im (shot), cannot be given via central line. Infusing meds and lytes via central lines requires specification of rate of infusion depending on the agent and dose to be used. ...Read more

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How does the drug Diamox (acetazolamide) effect electrolyte function in the body?

How does the drug Diamox (acetazolamide) effect electrolyte function in the body?

Diuretic: Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor leading to loss of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in the urine. This can cause metabolic acidosis. In addition, all diuretics cause fluid losses, this may lead to low potassium. The primary problem here is the acidosis. ...Read more

Dr. Frank Holmes
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Electrolytes (Definition)

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