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What do I do to restore my electrolytes besides drinking gatorade?

What do I do to restore my electrolytes besides drinking gatorade?

Easy: 1. Potassium, k-dur 20 meq twice a week for 3 months.
2. 1/2 teaspoonful of salt in any juice daily till tou feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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After sporting activities, is water ok or do you have to regain electrolytes by drinking gatorade?

After sporting activities, is water ok or do you have to regain electrolytes by drinking gatorade?

Depends on activity: If you exercise for less than one hour in relatively normal temps, then water is likely adequate. If you are a heavy sweater or exercise greater than one hour and/or in hot, humid environments, then electrolyte-containing beverages are encouraged during and after an event. ...Read more

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I have IBS and I am a runner. I avoid sugars. Is there another drink other than Gatorade that can help replenish my electrolytes, but without sugar?

I have IBS and I am a runner. I avoid sugars. Is there another drink other than Gatorade that can help replenish my electrolytes, but without sugar?

Coconut water/beets: Use magnesium oil spray-LIFEFLO or any other brand-6 sprays at night and early morning. Drink coconut water with fresh lime in it. Even better-drink organic beet juice MADE @ HOME before your go running. ...Read more

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Is drinking 128 oz of fluid daily safe? I try to mix in Gatorade or electrolyte tabs to prevent Na/K depletion, but concerned about dilution of other things in blood. Must do this to address orthostatic intolerance and not faint.

Is drinking 128 oz of fluid daily safe? I try to mix in Gatorade or electrolyte tabs to prevent Na/K depletion, but concerned about dilution of other things in blood. Must do this to address orthostatic intolerance and not faint.

Better question: If that's what you need to prevent orthostasis then, nothing will happen to you but a more interesting question to ask is WHY does a 29 year old have orthostasis if they drink any less than 128 oz. Of fluid daily? That is not a normal situation. Has that been investigated and discovered? If you'd like to chat about this 1-1 please write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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I drink water and gatorade all day so why would my calves be cramping as if dehydrated? Blood sugar have anything to do with it? Electrolytes normal

I drink water and gatorade all day so why would my calves be cramping as if dehydrated? Blood sugar have anything to do with it? Electrolytes normal

Restless legs: You may have restless, egs syndrome, the cause of which is unknown. Check with your doctor and have him check your blood ferritin level there is a relationship between RLS and ferritin levels. ...Read more

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How can I restore electrolytes naturally? I don't have any gatoraid or drinks like that and don't have sea salt.

How can I restore electrolytes naturally? I don't have any gatoraid or drinks like that and don't have sea salt.

Electrolytes: Try drinking juices such as orange, grapefruit or lemonade, which are all natural. These have potassium (K)in large amounts and can replace gatorade as a source of K. Sea salt has no potassium and should not be used as a primary electrolyte replacement tool. ...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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Electrolytes/gatorade pre run problems, what to do?

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

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Could drinking alcohol cause an electrolyte imbalance?

Could drinking alcohol cause an electrolyte imbalance?

Yes: alcohol makes you go to the bathroom where you can loose many electrlytes ...Read more

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What is the best source of adding electrolytes to regular drinking water?

What is the best source of adding electrolytes to regular drinking water?

Tap water: Tap water is a good source of regular drinking water. Otherwise buy something like gatorade or if you are talking about someone for example who has diarrhea in the drugstore there are packets of electrolytes called oral rehydration packets that can be added to tap water that are made specifically for rehydration. Just follow the direction for mixing and for age groups. Pedialyte is best for kids. ...Read more

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If my electrolyte levels and sodium levels were normal, is drinking 1.5 gallons of water safe per day.?

If my electrolyte levels and sodium levels were normal, is drinking 1.5 gallons of water safe per day.?

No!: If you have them checked every day and they stay normal (which they won't) then fine. Otherwise, this is an extremely silly and dangerous idea. Why on earth would you want to do this? People die from the electrolyte imbalances they get from, for example, trying to get around a drug screen by drinking this much water. If someone recommended this for any reason, they are very misguided. Don't! ...Read more

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I feel as if I can't empty my bladder. I've been drinking a lot of electrolytes daily, should I be worried?

I feel as if I can't empty my bladder. I've been drinking a lot of electrolytes daily, should I be worried?

Bladder infection: This is a common sense when there is a UTI or bladder infection brewing. You may want to contact your family physician. ...Read more

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I'm physically fit for my age but the miami area humidity is a challenge when I go for my 4 mile moderate stride walk. Ideas besides electrolyte drink?

I'm physically fit for my age but the miami area humidity is a challenge when I go for my 4 mile moderate stride walk. Ideas besides electrolyte drink?

Water: Sports drinks are way over consumed in this country. You get enough salt and potassium in your diet. Just drink water and your brain and kidneys will figure out the rest. ...Read more

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What does abnormal urea and electrolytes mean in diabetes. Why told to drink more fluids?

What does abnormal urea and electrolytes mean in diabetes. Why told to drink more fluids?

Labs: If you blood urea nitrogen is elevated it means you are dry and need more hydration. Elevated sugar makes diabetics frequently urinate which can lead to dehydration. ...Read more

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Will drinking excessive amounts of alcohol cause an electrolyte imbalance?

Will drinking excessive amounts of alcohol cause an electrolyte imbalance?

Dehydration...: ...Is most common problem with excessive alcohol intake. Chronic drinkers are often magnesium depleted, and occasionally have low potassium as well. ...Read more

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I drink about 85-100 oz of water a day plus 32 oz of dr pepper. Will this cause electrolyte imbalance?

I drink about 85-100 oz of water a day plus 32 oz of dr pepper. Will this cause electrolyte imbalance?

Dr. Pepper: As long as your also eating and not just living off dr. Pepper and water and as long as you have normal functioning kidneys like most do, you will not encounter electrolyte imbalance. You will however encounter other less easily treatable conditions with your continued daily 32 oz intake dr pepper, obesity being one of them. The water is okay and start cutting back on the dr. Pepper all together. ...Read more

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Have diaharrea. Get vomit if I eat or drink. What to do can't even take electrolytes. Not eaten in 2 days?

Possibly goto ED: If your not able to tolerate any rehydration by mouth then you should proceed to the emergency department for IV fluids and lab work to see if you need further electrolyte replacement. ...Read more

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How much coconut water do I have to drink before I replenish all the lost electrolytes after the colonoscopy prep?

Drink to thrist: It is hard to ascertain the amount needed without get a BP checked and or labs. Best option is respond to your symptoms. If thristy drink fluids including water, electrolyte solutions and/or coconut water. If you are dizzy light headed then a formal check is needed. Once u are back on regular diet and fluids your body should correct if there are electrolyte issues. Best of luck ...Read more

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Can drinking water wash away electrolytes? My anatomy professor told us this, but I am not finding any on-line references.

Can drinking water wash away electrolytes? My anatomy professor told us this, but I am not finding any on-line references.

No: A person can lose electrolytes in the urine under normal circumstances which is minimal but when higher than normal, may be related to medication being used or medical condition of the person. Ordinary water intake will not wash away what is in the body. When adequately hydrated, levels of electrolytes may not be as high due to dilution ...Read more

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How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps help the economy. ...Read more

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Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should I only drink electrolyte-free water?

Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should I only drink electrolyte-free water?

No: No. You may be prone to dehydration if you have dark urine. Try drinking regular tap water, smart water, bottled water, etc., any type of water. Drink less soda, coffe, tea. ...Read more

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