How to Balance Electrolytes?

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There are people who don’t know how to Balance Electrolytes in their body.

What are Electrolytes?

Electrolytes are chemicals (or are certain nutrients) that is in your body having numerous functions that are important for your health – from making sure your heart is beating properly, and sees to it that your muscles will contract so that you are able to move your body.

There are five major electrolytes: Calcium, Chloride, Sodium, Magnesium, and Potassium.electrolytes-balance

Causes of Electrolyte Imbalance

In your bodily fluids, like sweat, urine, and blood, is where Electrolytes are usually found. There can be many reasons that can cause an Electrolyte Imbalance, but in most common cases, it happens because of fluid loss. Fluid loss can occur due to certain situations or health conditions which when:

  • You have been dehydrated from too much vomiting, sweating, diarrhea, or maybe because of a high-fever.
  • You need to add more whole foods in your diet. You might not be getting enough nutrients your body needs.
  • Or not having enough nutrients because your body is having some hard time absorbing nutrients due to intestinal or digestive issues.
  • Experiencing endocrine issues or hormonal imbalances.
  • When you have been taking antibiotics, or certain medications for the treatment of cancer, a heart disease, etc.)
  • If you are experiencing kidney problems.
  • Going through chemotherapy treatments. This can somehow have side effects like electrolyte deficiencies.

How to Know if You Have an Electrolyte Imbalance

An Electrolyte Imbalance has various symptoms you should look out for. The symptoms depend on which electrolyte has been altered, increase or decrease.

Here are some common signs and symptoms:electrolytes-imbalance

How to Balance Electrolytes?

Have A Healthy Diet

Eat less, or totally stop, from eating junk foods, especially from fast foods to avoid taking in too much Sodium. Cook your own food at home instead so you know what kind of foods you are taking in, and make sure you eat only nutritious foods.

Drink Enough Water

Drinking enough water can help your sodium and potassium levels stay in place, and keep them from increasing and decreasing excessively. Drink two to three liters of water every day. It is also very important to be hydrated all the time when you exercise or train for long periods. Drink water before you start, drink while in the middle of your session, and also drink right after. It’s a great way to refuel the electrolytes in your body since some were lost when you were sweating.

 Drink the Right Supplements

There are high-quality, dietary supplements that has different essential vitamins and minerals your body needs daily. This will help your body properly absorb all the electrolytes it needs.

 

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