What would happen if you ignored the signs of an electrolyte imbalance.
If you are feeling any of the signs of having a electrolyte deficiency as discussed threw this week you could possibly get arrhythmia of the heart, swelling of the brain, a system shock, get hyponytremia or hypocalcemia.
This is an adult with normal electrolyte values: website
- Calcium: 4.5-5.5 mEq/L
- Chloride: 97-107 mEq/L
- Potassium 3.5-5.3 mEq/L
- Magnesium 1.5-2.5 mEq/L
- Sodium: 136-145 mEq/L
Certain medications can cause you to have a electrolyte imbalance. The medications include:
Chemotherapy drugs (cisplatin)
Diuretics (furosemide[Lasix] or bumetanide[Bumex])
Antibiotics (amphotericin B)
You can test if you have any imbalences by urine and blood test results which can be done by your physician.
Just be sure to hydrate often and make sure to review yesterday's entry on the organic way to hydrate your body without relying on high fructose sports drinks. Blog