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What are the electrolytes in total parenteral nutrition?

What are the electrolytes in total parenteral nutrition?

See below: Sodium, pottassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, chloride. Besides this there are Amino Acids and lipids, dextrose, vitamins and trace elements. ...Read more

Total Parenteral Nutrition (Definition)

Total parenteral nutrition is the term used to describe a nutritional formula that is administered through the veins. When the digestive system cannot be used due to inflammation, blockage, or absorption problems, individuals will receive all nutrition via an intravenous catheter. This is usually not the preferred method of delivering nutrition long term and is ...Read more


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

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 do I check for electrolyte imbalance? What should I do if my medication is causing it?

How do I check for electrolyte imbalance? What should I do if my medication is causing it?

Chem-7: A chemistry check can allay your concerns. Some medications, like diuretics and some blood pressure medications (like losartan), commonly cause electrolyte abnormalities. Your doctor is the best able to advise if your medications may be causing a problem. ...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

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Can I take electrolyte beverage or salt liquid to recovery back at drug overdose moment? Or what should I take at that time?

Can I take electrolyte beverage or salt liquid to recovery back at drug overdose moment? Or what should I take at that time?

?: Not sure why you are asking this. Avoid drug overdose by not doing drugs or exceeding the prescribed dose of medication you have been given. Not rocket science. ...Read more

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Why does a physician continually check electrolyte levels after prescribing the drug diamox (acetazolamide)?

Why does a physician continually check electrolyte levels after prescribing the drug diamox (acetazolamide)?

Blood levels: Acetazolamide (a) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It can be used for the treatment of moderate to severe metabolic or respiratory alkalosis. A doe this by interfering with bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (hco3-) reabsorption in the kidneys, thereby reacidifying the blood – hence alkalyzing the urine. The physician wants to monitor how the co2 levels in the blood are to see if changes in the dose of a are needed. ...Read more

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Can mild sodium deficiency (hyponatraemia) due to prescription drug or other reasons exist when standard blood test for electrolytes is normal?

Can mild sodium deficiency (hyponatraemia) due to prescription drug or other reasons exist when standard blood test for electrolytes is normal?

By definition no: Unless there is a lab error (and these panels are prone to problems), hyponatremia is simply not present if the blood sodium is normal. Some people try to second-guess based on their symptoms; this is understandable but is a mistake. Look for some other cause instead. ...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 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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What are sources of quick electrolytes?

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 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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Would I know if I had electrolyte issues what would be symptoms?

Varied: Weakness out of character for the individual and cramps that are difficult to relieve are some more common signs of electrolyte abnormality. Please see your health care provider for assessment ...Read more

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Is magnesium an electrolyte?

Is magnesium an electrolyte?

In the blood: Magnesium in the blood and other bodily liquids is in its ionized form (Mg ++), and is an electrolyte. Similarly, calcium in its ionized form (Ca ++) is an electrolyte. ...Read more

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Do electrolytes give you energy?

No. but...: Having normal electrolytes in blood is one of indirect indicators to tell us the body functions in its proper homeostasis which suggests the availability of reasonable functional reserve. Supplying electrolytes alone will not boost energy/vitality, but healthy lifestyle without overindulgence/obsession will. More? To articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. The Best wish to health. ...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 you tell me how I can replenish electrolytes/hydration?

Replenishment: You can replenish both electrolytes and water by drinking liquids such as gatorade that have both. Citric juices are also good sources of fluids and potassium. If your volume depleted, from lack of water intake, drinking water is the best, fastest and cheapest way to cure your dehydration. ...Read more

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What can I get other than gatorade that has electrolytes in it?

Emergen-C: You could use a product called emergen-c. It comes as a powder that you mix with water. You can find it at most grocery stores and pharmacies. Not only does it have electrolytes, but it also has lots of vitamin c, b vitamins, and other minerals and nutrients that are great for supporting a healthy immune system and boosting energy levels. ...Read more

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What is the correct ingredient measurments for a homemade electrolyte water mix?

Wouldn't try: You don't toss a bit of sugar & salt in some water & call it an electrolyte mix. Any situation where the body needs a re-hydration mix should have one that is made properly. In some localities you can find packets of pre-mixed ingredients that you add to a fixed amount of water. Otherwise the risks of error in compounding this make it ill advised. ...Read more

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Is there a way to make a safe pedialyte-type of electrolyte at home for my child?

Is there a way to make a safe pedialyte-type of electrolyte at home for my child?

Homemade 'Lytes: The who has lots of resources online about types of dehydration solutions, but here is a simple recipe adapted from rehydrate. Org: -six (6) level teaspoons of sugar

-half (1/2) level teaspoon of salt

-one litre (~ 4.5 cups) of clean drinking or boiled and cooled water. ...Read more

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What are some key symptoms to electrolyte imbalance and what causes electrolyte imbalance?

Many:: Irregular heartbeat.
Weakness.
Bone disorders.
Twitching.
Blood pressure changes.
Confusion.
Seizures.
Numbness.

These are just a few

causes: dehydration, medications, poor diet, kidney disease to name a few ...Read more

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I've had gastro for 4 days and taking gastro stop but it's having no effect — I'm also taking electrolyte -?

I've had gastro for 4 days and taking gastro stop but it's having no effect — I'm also taking electrolyte -?

See a doctor: If this continues past 5 days you should probably go and see your pcp and find out the cause of this. Norovirus and other such pathogens are the usual cause of gastroenteritis, but living in a city in which there may be a higher frequency of persons (waiters, waitresses) with transmissible infections you may have acquired one. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What is Ions or Electrolytes function for our body? Could Ions stimulates our thirst and enhance our body fluid?

What is Ions or Electrolytes function for our body? Could Ions stimulates our thirst and enhance our body fluid?

Biochemistry: There are countless ions and electrolytes in your body, each with multiple different functions. Thirst is a complex mechanism with many factors. A biochemistry textbook could give you more answers! ...Read more

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Does acquired long at need treating? No one knows why I had it once but it's suspected the cause is electrolyte. I had no symptoms at the time either

Does acquired long at need treating? No one knows why I had it once but it's suspected the cause is electrolyte. I had no symptoms at the time either

Unclear. Please...: The subject and specifics of this question is in-explicit and unclear so I couldn't answer it for you. Please write this Q with clearer specifics and relevance, and my colleagues or I will be abler to offer specific answer to the point meeting what you need. Best wish. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm looking for products similar to propel water or drinks with electrolytes that I can buy in drugstores or supermarket, what can you recommend?

Propel substitute: Propel contains water, Vitamins C, E B3, B5, B6 and B12. As well as calcium and potassium (K). All the vitamins other than Vitamin E are water-soluble. This means they cannot be stored by the body and any excess amounts of these are eliminated in the urine. A cheaper alternative is to ingest any citrus juice and take multivitamin pills that contain calcium. The juice will give you K. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is charlie foot electrolytes?

Muscle cramps: Charlie horse electrolytes relates to having feet cramps. Sometimes, there can be an electrolyte imbalance that will cause your feet to cramp. These electrolytes can include sodium and potassium. Abnormalities in calcium and magnesium can also contribute. ...Read more

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Electrolytes (Definition)

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