Symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance and How to Cure It – Infographic

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There are conditions where people suffer electrolyte imbalance. These electrolytes are chemical substances that control heartbeat and muscle contraction. 

Examples of electrolytes include calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium.

 Calcium: It assists in cell division, bone development, muscle contraction, signaling of nerves, ad clotting of blood.

  • Magnesium: It assists with bone development, protein-fluid stability, muscle contraction, regulated heartbeat, lowered anxiety, and proper digestion. 
  • Sodium: Regulates nerve signaling and fluid balance. 
  • Potassium: Maintains balanced blood pressure, controls heartbeat, facilitates muscle contraction. 

More on Electrolytes and Their Imbalance

Electrolytes are chemical substances that exist in sweat, urine, and blood. These electrolytes carry charges that split into ions (both positive and negative) when dissolved inside water. 

When there’s an electrolyte imbalance, it reflects in your overall health. Certain symptoms that may surface include anxiety, fever, restlessness, irregular heartbeat, insomnia, dehydration, muscle pain, spasm, tiredness, and persistent headaches.

These electrolyte imbalances are reflected by a decrease or increase in the electrolyte per liter of blood (mEq/L) standard measure. Check out more info on Electrolyte Solution for adults here.

Solutions to Electrolyte Imbalance

  • Correct Your Diet: Certain changes to your current diet can help to restore electrolyte balance. 
  • Regulated Sodium Consumption: Consuming excess sodium can cause electrolyte imbalance. Hence, make sure you control your sodium intake.
  • Stay Regularly Hydrated: Too little or too much water in the body can lead to electrolyte imbalance. Make sure you drink water to stay hydrated. 

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