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Is Electrolytes Bad For You When 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 an 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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