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Is Electrolytes Bad For You When Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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
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
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
Electrolytes: Electrolytes are normal chemicals that include sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate. The levels can be affected by your body's state of hydration, use of some medications, kidney function, and many medical conditions. If your are well and not taking any medications that alter electrolyte balance, the best way to maintain balance is to keep hydrated and eat a balanced diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Training: Same way you do in training. Race the way you train.You should have a regular fluid intake plan throughout the event, whether training or racing.Much depends on the length of the event.Sprints, not so much. Olympics , more attention and halfs/ fulls, extreme attention. Training should include fluid /food intake at planned times. Gels, gatorade, water, banana, etc. You need to be able to digest on fly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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