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What is Electrolyte abnormality?

What is Electrolyte abnormality?

  • Electrolyte abnormality: An imbalance in the level of any of a number of chemicals (electrolytes) in the blood stream e.g. chloride, sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphate and bicarbonate. Symptoms can vary depending on which electrolyte is involved and the severity of the imbalance - severe cases can readily lead to death. An electrolyte abnormality can be caused by such things excessive loss of body fluid through vomiting or diarrhea, kidney conditions, malabsorption and various drugs such as diuretics and chemotherapy drugs.

Electrolyte abnormality: Introduction

Types of Electrolyte abnormality:

Broader types of Electrolyte abnormality:

How serious is Electrolyte abnormality?

Complications of Electrolyte abnormality: see complications of Electrolyte abnormality

What causes Electrolyte abnormality?

Causes of Electrolyte abnormality: see causes of Electrolyte abnormality

What are the symptoms of Electrolyte abnormality?

Symptoms of Electrolyte abnormality: see symptoms of Electrolyte abnormality

Complications of Electrolyte abnormality: see complications of Electrolyte abnormality

Electrolyte abnormality: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Electrolyte abnormality.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Electrolyte abnormality.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Electrolyte abnormality: Emergency Medicine Physician, Internist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Electrolyte abnormality.
Treatments for Electrolyte abnormality: see treatments for Electrolyte abnormality
Research for Electrolyte abnormality: see research for Electrolyte abnormality

Name of Electrolyte abnormality

Main name of condition: Electrolyte abnormality

 

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