Electrolyte Imbalance

Electrolyte imbalance happens when the body’s chemicals (like sodium, calcium, and chloride) which conduct electricity when mixed with water become too low or too high. This disturbance of homeostasis leads to muscle weakness, contractions, confusion, bone disorders, low or high blood pressure, convulsions, and other health concerns. The causes of electrolyte imbalance include unhealthy meals, dehydration, drug intake, kidney disease, and diarrhea. For instance, a solution composed of chloride, sodium citrate, and sodium is often given to those with low electrolyte levels.

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