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What is Electrolyte Imbalance?

Water and salts (sodium, potassium, calcium, etc.) form a delicate balance in the body. In this condition, the balance is disrupted by kidney injury, hormonal disturbances, and other causes.

Typical Symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance

  • Seizure

  • Uncontrollable movements

  • My brain is not functioning right now

  • Dry Mouth

  • Fatigue

  • Currently undergoing chemotherapy

  • Excessively sleepy or falling asleep in the day

  • Numbness or tingling in the toes

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Electrolyte Imbalance

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Do you have uncontrollable movements in your hands, legs, or face?

  • Do you struggle to focus or feel less aware of your surroundings?

  • Do you have dry mouth?

  • Do you feel you fatigued?

Treatmentof Electrolyte Imbalance

The goal of treatment is to restore electrolytes to normal levels. Mild imbalances can be managed through dietary changes and electrolyte supplements. In severe cases, salt-containing fluids may be given by a needle in the vein.

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References

  • Bennet D, Khorsandian Y, Pelusi J, Mirabella A, Pirrotte P, Zenhausern F. Molecular and physical technologies for monitoring fluid and electrolyte imbalance: A focus on cancer population. Clin Transl Med. 2021 Jun;11(6):e461. doi: 10.1002/ctm2.461. PMID: 34185420; PMCID: PMC8214861.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ctm2.461

  • Hayes W, Longley C, Scanlon N, Bryant W, Stojanovic J, Kessaris N, Van't Hoff W, Bockenhauer D, Marks SD. Plasma electrolyte imbalance in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 Jun;23(4):e13411. doi: 10.1111/petr.13411. Epub 2019 Apr 11. PMID: 30973673.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/petr.13411

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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency Medicine)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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