Fluid and Electrolyte-week 4 Discussion Essay
Water is your number one ingredient, and every cell and tissue in your body bathes in it. The
fluid that circulates throughout your body also includes dissolved minerals known as
electrolytes. These electrolytes help properly regulate the fluid levels inside and between cells,
and they’re absolutely vital to the proper functioning of your cells and tissues, including muscle
Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine
and body fluids. Maintaining the right balance of electrolytes helps your body's blood chemistry,
muscle action and other processes. Sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate and
magnesium are all electrolytes. You get them from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink.
Levels of electrolytes in your body can become too low or too high. That can happen when the
amount of water in your body changes. Causes include some medicines, vomiting, diarrhea,
sweating or kidney problems. Problems most often occur with levels of sodium, potassium or
Electrolytes are the chemicals dissolved in the body fluid. The distribution has important
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