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What would be the reason for administering 2,158.33ml of Electrolyte Solution (Plasma-Lyte/Normosol-R/Isolyte S) to a patient thru IV after surgery?

What would be the reason for administering 2,158.33ml of Electrolyte Solution (Plasma-Lyte/Normosol-R/Isolyte S) to a patient thru IV after surgery?

Maintain & replace: Fluids through an IV are often given following surgery to replace body fluids that were lost during the surgery itself and to keep the patient hydrated, as often they may not be consuming normal amounts of fluid by mouth right after the procedure. ...Read more

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Electrolytes (Definition)

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


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What dosage of midodrine would you give to a patient with normal heart, aldosterone and electrolytes but having a hypotension of 90/60?

What dosage of midodrine would you give to a patient with normal heart, aldosterone and electrolytes but having a hypotension of 90/60?

My questions are: 1. What condition is being treated? POTTS? Autonomic Dysfunction? Something else? 2. What dose did your doctor indicate to you? 3. When dealing with people who have autonomic dysfunction of some sort I always respect the variability of the individual and start at 10mg. qd (or less) and titrate up very slowly. 4. Goal is to use the absolute minimum dose to get the clinical effect- no more. ...Read more

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Could magnesium oxide get electrolyte out of balance? Or endanger me? If not what's the best dose?

Could magnesium oxide get electrolyte out of balance? Or endanger me? If not what's the best dose?

Insuff Info: I would need medication list and Med HX to answer. I would also need to know kidney function such as BUN and Creatinine and UR electrolytes. In patients with normal kidney function and nl electrolytes, one could take 100 - 250mgs a day or every other day. ...Read more

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Doc prescribed me miralax (polyethylene glycol) twice a day and told me to drink with prune juice for each dose. Should he monitor my electrolytes are if it safe?

Ask your doctor!: Known to many like you, most patients with gilbert's still live a "normal" life like others. But, whatever born and built inside you would not change forever, but practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will benefit every willing soul to live a better longer life. It's unnecessary to do electrolyte test if known to have normal kidney function. If in doubt, ask doctor. ...Read more

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What do electrolytes do?

What do electrolytes do?

Electolytes: If too high they kill you. If too low they kill you. Good question for Wikipedia. ...Read more

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What are electrolytes made of?

Electrolytes: An electrolyte is any substance containing free ions that make it electrically conductive. Electrolyte solutions are normally formed when a salt is placed into a solvent such as water. For example, when table salt, nacl, is placed in water, the salt (a solid) dissolves into its component elements, sodium and chloride. For more info: http://www.News-medical.Net/health/what-is-an-electrolyte.Aspx. ...Read more

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What are electrolyte imbalances?

Sodium, potassium: These are the most common to have imbalance but also magnesium, calcium, chloride and phosphorus are all electrolytes since by definition they all have electrical charge in the ionic (reactive) state. ...Read more

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What are electrolytes needed for?

What are electrolytes needed for?

Cell function: Different electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, chloride and calcium are required for the proper function of the cells of the body. The concentrations of these substances must be tightly regulated for the various activities of these cells. ...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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What are sources of quick electrolytes?

Here are some...: Of course, intravenous injection is faster than oral intake, but what made you think of quick electrolyte supplement? Known to us, the body is a wonderful machine of automation to regulate fluid & electrolyte, so listen to what it may tell you. To help understand Life Reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Contact me at wwwlhealthtap.com/dr-Lin.... ...Read more

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What are recommended electrolyte drinks?

Electrolyte drinks: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What are abnormal sources of electrolytes?

Huh?: Not sure what you mean. Electrolytes are found commonly in almost every aqueous solution and salts o all sort are everyday household items. Not sure that any source is more "normal' than any other. ...Read more

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I have low electrolytes what does it means?

I have low electrolytes what does it means?

Low electrolytes: You may have a low sodium, Potassium Chloride or calcium levels in your blood. The first 3 could be seen in someone taking diuretics. Please provide more information for a better answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my electrolytes are low?

Hard to know: If you were told you had "low electrolytes", some abnormal values were likely found on your blood chemistry. Most often the test will include sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, glucose, calcium, and magnesium. Electrolytes can be caused by renal dysfunction or certain meds. Recommend discussing results with the ordering MD or your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your electrolytes are low?

See below: Please specify, sodium pottssium etc both can be low if you are taking diuretics.There are many electrolytes such as calcium magnesium, and each has specific symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I keep my electrolytes up during triathlons?

How can I keep my electrolytes up during triathlons?

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 more

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How can i improve my electrolyte balance in my body?

Eat: Assuming you're a healthy person in general, the best way to ensure electrolyte balance is to eat REAL foods - and a variety of them. Focus on protein, veggies, some fruits, and stay away from the starches/sugar. ...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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How does an imbalance in electrolytes affect your body?

Here are some...: Testing electrolytes is an indirect way to check the homeostasis of body fluid and its contents; their abnormalities usually suggests their already significant derangements. So, yes, a documented electrolyte imbalance will definitely affect your body all-all functionality and endurance. More on life reality? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more