The Role Of Electrolytes In The Body

Any fluid that conducts electricity, is known as an electrolyte solution. the salt ions of which it’s composed are then commonly referred to as electrolytes. The Role Of Electrolytes is To Maintain The Balance of fluids between the intracellular and extracellular environments.

Role Of Electrolytes

Following are some of the most important Role of electrolytes In The Body;

Calcium :

Calcium Helps with muscle contraction, Cell Division, Blood Clotting, Nerve signaling, And Forming And Mainiting Bones And Teeth.

Potassium:

Keeps Blood Pressure Level stable, Regulates heart contraction, Help with muscle functions.

Magnesium:

Needed For Heart Muscle Contractions, Proper Heart Rhythms, Nerve Functioning, Bone Building And Strength, Reducing Anxiety, Digestion, And Keep A stable protein fluid balance.

Sodium:

Sodium Help Maintain Fluid Balance, Needed For Muscle Contractions And Help With nerve signaling.

Chloride:

is the major anion (negatively charged ions) found outside the cell. Chloride plays a critical role in keeping the proper balance of body fluids and maintaining the body’s acid-base balance. The normal chloride values are 96 to 106 mEq/L.

Signs Of Electrolyte Imbalance:

  • Anxiety And Trouble In Sleep
  • Change In Heart Beat
  • Problem In Digestion
  • Confusing, Dizziness, And Irritability.
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Bone Pain.

How To Treat Electrolyte Imbalance?

 

Treatment of electrolyte imbalance may vary depending on the underlying cause or which electrolyte is imbalanced. Treatments include:

  • Intravenous liquids: Drink enough water but not too much.
  • Monitor Your Sodium Intake
  • Dietary changes.
    Minor electrolyte imbalances can be corrected by dietary changes and cutting way back junky foods. For example, Eating more leafy green vegetables will increase magnesium levels, consuming more potatoes, bananas or avocados will increase potassium levels.  Increasing your intake of celery and yogurt will increase sodium and calcium levels, respectively
  • Certain Drugs Like Antibiotics, Diuretics, Anticancer Drugs, Blood Pressure And Hormonal Pills can All Impact Electrolyte Imbalance.
  • It’s Very Important to drink enough water before, in and after exercise to keep you hydrated And If you train for a prolonged period of time it’s necessary to replenish your electrolyte stores since some electrolytes are lost when you sweat.

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