Everything you need to know about Electrolytes
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Everything You Need To Know About Electrolytes

What, why and when of Electrolyte Replacement answered

You went for a run this morning.
You clicked this article.
You moved today.

All these actions required muscle movements and muscle movements are a series of actions carried out with the help of electrolytes. All humans need electrolytes to survive. Many processes in our body rely on a small electric current to function, and electrolytes provide this charge.

What are electrolytes?

Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals and compounds that help your body produce energy and contract your muscles. They are chemicals that conduct electricity when mixed with water.

Electrolytes help regulate nerve and muscle function, hydrate our body, balance our blood acidity and help rebuild damaged tissue. Muscles are sometimes referred to as the 'electric tissues' of our body. Our muscles rely on the movement of electrolytes through the fluid inside, outside, or between cells for their normal function.

The electrolytes in human bodies include:

  • sodium
  • potassium
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • chloride

Your muscle needs calcium, sodium, and potassium to contract. When these substances become imbalanced, it can lead to either muscle weakness or excessive contraction.
Everything you need to know about Electrolytes
What is Electrolyte Imbalance?

The level of electrolytes in our body can become too high or too low, leading to an imbalance. Electrolyte levels can change with change in water levels in the body as well as other factors.

Important electrolytes are lost when we sweat during exercise. The concentration of electrolytes can also be affected by rapid loss of fluids, such as after a bout of diarrhea or vomiting.

Electrolyte replacement is essential to maintain healthy levels in our body. An imbalance presents a health issue when the concentration becomes either higher or lower than the body can regulate that can affect overall health. The most common imbalances are sodium and potassium.

What are symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance?

  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Numbness
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Muscle spasm

Signs and symptoms of excessive electrolytes in the body include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Extreme muscle weakness
  • Thirst

Thus, electrolytes are a vital part of a person's chemical makeup, and an imbalance can affect regular function. If you feel faint after a workout, electrolyte imbalance could be why.

Regular monitoring and electrolytes replacement after intense exercise or sweating profusely can help to preserve levels. Be sure to stay hydrated at all times.

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Everything you need to know about Electrolytes

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