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What Are Electrolytes?

What Are Electrolytes?

Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals. In order for your cells, muscles, and organs to work properly, you need both fluids and electrolytes.

Electrolytes help regulate the balance of fluid in the body. Types of electrolytes are :

  • sodium
  • phosphate
  • potassium
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • chloride
  • bicarbonate

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Summary

Summary

  • Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that help the body maintain optimal function.
  • An electrolyte imbalance may occur for a wide range of reasons, and is often linked to dehydration or excessiv...

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Electrolytes Imbalance

Electrolytes Imbalance

Electrolytes need to exist in the body within a specific range. If levels become too high or low, an electrolyte imbalance can occur. An imbalance may result from:

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Symptoms Of Electrolytes Imbalance

Symptoms Of Electrolytes Imbalance

If you have an electrolyte imbalance, you may experience some or all of these symptoms:

  • muscle cramps, spasms, or twitching
  • muscle weakness
  • irregular or fast heartbeat

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Several Strategies To Help Keep Your Electrolytes In Balance

Several Strategies To Help Keep Your Electrolytes In Balance

  • Eat a balanced, healthy diet which includes foods that contain electrolytes.
  • Drink plenty of water, but don’t overdo it. Drinking too much fluid can flush electrolytes out of your system.
  • Don’t overuse over-the-counter diuretics

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Several Strategies To Help Keep Your Electrolytes In Balance

Several Strategies To Help Keep Your Electrolytes In Balance

  • Replenish yourself with fluids such as water or sports drinks after several hours of strenuous activity, or after very intense workouts of shorter duration.
  • Talk to your doctor about the medications y...

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What Are The Factors That Affect Your Daily Electrolytes Needs

What Are The Factors That Affect Your Daily Electrolytes Needs

The amount of electrolytes you require on a daily basis varies and is based on several factors, including:

  • age
  • activity level
  • water consumption
  • climate

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When Do You Need Electrolyte Beverages?

When Do You Need Electrolyte Beverages?

  • Most people get enough electrolytes from the daily foods and beverages they take in.
  • In some instances, electrolyte beverages may be a good way to quickly replace electrolytes that you lost during extreme activity.

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What Are the Functions Of Electrolytes

What Are the Functions Of Electrolytes

In addition to regulating fluids, electrolytes have many functions. These include:

  • transmitting nerve signals from the heart, muscles, and nerve cells to other cells

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