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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 more
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 more
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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