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How To Prevent An Electrolyte Imbalance

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The term electrolyte refers to those minerals in a human body that help muscle and nerves to function properly. Adding to this, electrolytes play an important role in maintaining the body-fluid balance. These particles carry an electrical charge and are present in the form of sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, chlorine, and phosphate that your body obtains from the foods and liquids that you consume. However, the more you exercise or move around, the more your body fluid will be used, and this will result in changes in the electrolyte balance. Generally, Electrolyte Imbalance is caused due to overabundance or deficiency of minerals in your body.

Given below is a list of solutions that can lead to Prevention of Electrolyte Imbalance:

Consume Bananas

Consume Bananas

Fruits like Bananas comprise of Potassium. A daily intake of this fruit will maintain the potassium level of your body and this, in turn, will keep your body charged with electrolyte particles.

Combat Dehydration

Combat Dehydration

If you are a part of a stressful schedule, you are likely to get dehydrated soon. To save yourself from dehydration, ensure consuming minimum of eight glasses of water. Adding to this, you must ensure having cucumbers, kiwi, tender coconut water, citrus fruits, and bell paper regularly. These food items comprise of water that, if consumed, will maintain the fluid level in your body and keep you energized all day long.

Ensure Intake Of Vitamin D

Ensure Intake Of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a nutrient that is known to help a human body maintain its fluid balance. Thus, you must ensure spending some time outside to soak yourself in Vitamin D. If you do not get time for this, you can opt to consume milk, fortified cereals, and Eggs on a daily basis.

Maintain A Balanced Diet

To maintain an adequate amount of liquid in your body, you must aim to include at least one food item from all the major food groups in your daily diet. Your food intake must consist of Almonds, any one Dairy Product (eggs, milk, or curd), fish, caviar, mushroom, and fruit juice of any fruit of your choice.

Visit A Physician

Visit A Physician
If you have been on continuous medication due to some reason, visit a doctor to find out whether you prescription consists of any medicines that can cause a fluid imbalance in your body. If a pill is found to disrupt your body’s fluid balance, you must ask your doctor to change your medicines and prescribe drugs that comprise of essential nutrients that can keep your fluid at the required level.

Consume Foods That Fight Magnesium Deficiency

Consume Foods That Fight Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency can interfere with the fluid of your body and lower its level. To avoid going through such issues, include raw spinach, pumpkin and squash seeds, mackerel, soybeans, brown rice and avocados in your diet plan. This will combat the magnesium deficiency in you and help your body fluid remain balanced.

Check Your Sodium Consumption

Check Your Sodium Consumption

If you consume packed food items, you must ensure monitoring your sodium consumption. Sodium is an electrolyte which if consumed too little will release water from your body and if had too much will increase the water level of your body. Thus, if your sodium intake is significantly high, your kidneys will excrete more water. To avoid this, you must ensure controlled application of salt in your food items.

Refuel Yourself After Exercising

Refuel Yourself After Exercising

Fluids in the form of juice or water are generally consumed during or after exercising. By consuming water before, during, after performing physical activities you will help you replenish the liquid content in your body and help you to remain hydrated for a prolonged period. However, before and while exercising, you must ensure that you consuming enough but not too much water as increased amount of water intake will increase the level of electrolytes in your body which might not be good for your health.

Consider Taking Supplements

Consider Taking Supplements

If you do not have the time to go and get yourself fresh fruits and vegetables that consist of magnesium and potassium, you can opt to consume multivitamin pills or tablets as these consist of both potassium and magnesium in equal amounts. The benefit of consuming these pills is that you will be taking them as per the dosage prescribed to you by your physician, so there is no chance of you consuming extra amount of potassium or magnesium. Thus, controlled intake of the two minerals will control the level of fluid in your body.

The above-given solutions are a must try if you wish to prevent electrolyte misbalance in you.

2 thoughts on “How To Prevent An Electrolyte Imbalance

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    Alice Baseke says:

    Thanks a lot for your efforts to educate us.
    My boy went through a convulsion 3 times in 24 hours and when I took him for a test, his sodium was 130.6mg/l, giving us a diagnosis of Electrolyte imbalance, can lowered sodium cause those frequent convulsions and how can I manage him as he is now 13 years?

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