Glossary for Electrolyte imbalance
Medical terms related to Electrolyte imbalance or mentioned in this section include:
- ACE Inhibitors -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the use of ACE Inhibitors during pregnancy may cause a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Abnormal blood test symptoms: Abnormal results from diagnostic blood tests.
- Acetazolamide -- Teratogenic Agent: Experimental studies on mice, rats and rabbits indicate that the use of Acetazolamide during pregnancy may cause various harmful effects on the fetus. The likelihood and severity of symptoms may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at. The effect on human fetuses has not been conclusively determined.
- Acidosis: The accumulation of hydrogen ions or the depletion of the alkaline reserve in the body.
- Acute kidney failure: The sudden and acute loss of kidney function
- Addison's Disease: A rare progressive hormonal disorder characterized by insufficient production of certain hormones called adrenal corticosteroids.
- Adrenal gland symptoms: Symptoms affecting the adrenal glands
- Alcohol abuse: Excessive alcohol as a symptom of other conditions
- Alcohol use: Use of alcohol (as a symptom)
- Allergic reaction: A hypersensitivity reaction produced by the body, which results in an exaggerated or inappropriate immune reaction to a particular substance.
- Anorexia Nervosa: A disorder where a distorted sense of body image leads to self-starvation to the point of death in some cases.
- Arrhythmias: The occurrence of irregular heart beats
- Automobile accidents injury: An injury caused by the mechanism of a car accident
- Bartter Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder of kidney metabolism characterized by reduced blood acidity and low potassium levels.
- Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
- Blood loss: loss of blood can occur through any of the body orifices
- Blood symptoms: Symptoms affecting the blood and its blood cells.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Bowel ischemia: A condition which is characterized by an acute vascular insufficiency of the colon
- Brain tumor: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue within the brain
- Burns: Injury from burns and scalds.
- COPD: Severe obstruction of bronchial air flow typically from bronchitis and/or emphysema.
- Carcinoid syndrome: Carcinoid heart disease is a rare, metastatic disease that occurs predominantly in the right heart. The tricuspid and pulmonic valves are affected, leading to right heart failure, which results in increased morbidity and mortality.
- Cast syndrome: Obstruction of the third part of the duodenum by an artery following the use of a body plaster cast or a Bradford frame.
- Chest trauma: injury to the chest
- Cholera: An acute bacterial disease transmitted through food or water contaminated with human faeces. The intestinal infection is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
- Congenital microvillous atrophy: A birth disorder involving a defect in the cells lining the intestines which results in watery diarrhea from birth which can be life threatening if not treated.
- Conn's syndrome: An adrenal gland disorder where excess aldosterone hormone is produced resulting in symptoms such as headache, fatigue, nocturia and increased urine production. Also called primary hyperaldosteronism.
- Crush injury: An injury caused by a crushing mechanism
- Cushing's syndrome: Symptoms similar to those of Cushing's disease
- Cushing-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of Cushing's disease
- Cutaneous photosensitivity colitis, lethal: A very rare syndrome where extreme sun sensitivity of the skin is associated with difficult to treat diarrhea. Death often occurs during infancy.
- Cyclic vomiting syndrome: recurrent attacks of intense nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain with or without headache/ migraine
- Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
- Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
- Diabetes insipidus: A condition which is characterized by polyuria causing dehydration and resulting in great thirst
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A metabolic acidosis that results from the accumulation of ketones when diabetes mellitus is poorly controlled
- Diabetic ketoacidosis: A metabolic acidosis that results from the accumulation of ketones when diabetes mellitus is poorly controlled
- Diarrhea: Loose, soft, or watery stool.
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Drug overdose: A condition characterized by the consumption in excess of a particular drug causing adverse effects
- East Syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, deafness, ataxia and electrolyte imbalance.
- Eating symptoms: Symptoms related to eating.
- Electrolyte imbalance symptoms: Symptoms related to an imbalance of the electrolyte levels in the blood.
- Excessive dieting: Excessive limitation of food intake can lead to problems and effects such as dizziness, depression, intestinal problems, edema and impaired growth.
- Fluid imbalance: impairment in the level of electrolytes in the body
- Gastroenteritis: An infection of the bowel
- Green gill mushroom poisoning: Green gill is a type of mushroom with a smooth cap and white gills eventually turning greenish. The mushroom is commonly found growing naturally in the US. This mushroom is very poisonous and causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms. Severe poisoning can lead to death due to complications such as dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.
- Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
- Heart arrhythmia: A condition which is characterized by an abnormality in the beat of a persons heart
- Heat exhaustion: major cause of preventable morbidity worldwide
- Hemorrhage: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
- Herbal Agent adverse reaction -- Senna: Senna can be used to treat constipation or to prepare the colon for a rectal examination. The herbal agent can cause an adverse reaction in some people.
- Hydronephrosis congenital: A rare kidney disorder that is present at birth and involves enlargement of the part of the ureter closest to the kidney due to obstruction of the flow of urine out of the kidney. The severity of the condition is determined by the degree of obstruction.
- Hypercalcemia: Raised blood calcium levels
- Hyperemesis Gravidarum: An extreme form of morning sickness.
- Hyperkalemia: Abnormally high levels of potassium in the blood
- Hypernatremia: Increased blood sodium levels. Can be caused by excessive sodium levels but is more often a result of low water levels in the body.
- Hyperventilation: Abnormally fast and deep breathing.
- Hypocalcemia: Low blood calcium levels
- Hypokalemia: Abnormally low levels of potassium in the blood.
- Hypokalemic periodic paralysis: A rare inherited muscle condition characterized by periods of severe muscle weakness or paralysis which can last from hours to days. Episodes can occur as often as daily or only rarely.
- Hyponatremia: An electrolyte disturbance involving low sodium levels in the blood. Symptoms are determined by the degree of imbalance. Very low sodium levels can cause water intoxication which can be very dangerous.
- Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
- Imbalance: A inability to adequately balance on two feet with consideration to age
- Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
- Jaundice: yellowish discoloration of the skin and mucous membrane
- Lactic acidosis: A condition which is characterized by the occurance of a metabolic acidosis due to the accumulation of lactic acid
- Laxative abuse: When a person uses laxatives to excess
- Liver failure: When the liver fails to function
- Malabsorption: Dysfunctional absorption
- Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
- Mesenteric artery syndrome: A rare condition where a part of the duodenum is compressed by the mesenteric artery which results in duodenal obstruction.
- Metformin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Metformin during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Mumps: An acute viral disease that causes the salivary glands to become swollen, sore and inflamed. Immunization had greatly reduced the incidence of this disease.
- Myxedema: The most severe form of hypothyroidism characterized by swelling of extremities and face.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Paraneoplastic syndromes:
- Plant poisoning -- Castor bean (Ricinus communis): Ingestion of parts of the castor bean plant may cause severe symptoms.
- Plant poisoning -- Rosary pea (Abrus precatorious): Ingestion of parts of the Rosary pea plant may cause severe symptoms.
- Plant poisoning -- Water hemlock (Cicuta sp.): Ingestion of parts of the water pea plant may cause severe symptoms.
- Plant poisoning -- daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus): Accidental ingestion of daffodils can result in gastrointestinal irritation which is usually mild but can be severe.
- Plant poisoning -- holly (Ilex sp.): Accidental ingestion of holly can result in gastrointestinal irritation which is usually mild but can be severe.
- Plant poisoning -- mistletoe (Phoradendron serotinum): Accidental ingestion of mistletoe can result in gastrointestinal irritation which is usually mild but can be severe.
- Plant poisoning -- pokeweed (Phytolacca Americana): Accidental ingestion of pokeweed can result in gastrointestinal irritation which is usually mild but can be severe.
- Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
- Pneumothorax: pneumothorax is the collection of air in the space around the lungs and chest wall
- Renal Tubular Acidosis: A rare disorder where the kidneys secrete too much hydrogen and don't reabsorb enough bicarbonate which can result in symptoms such as excessive blood acidity and loss of potassium.
- Renal failure: A condition characterized by a failure of the kidney to excrete toxic metabolites from the body
- Renal failure-like electrolyte imbalances: impairment in the level of electrolytes in the body
- SIADH: Inappropriate release of Antidiuretic hormone, resulting in fluid retention.
- Seizures, Sensorineural Deafness, Ataxia, Mental Retardation, and Electrolyte Imbalance: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, deafness, ataxia and electrolyte imbalance.
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sudden onset of electrolyte imbalance: Sudden onset of electrolyte imbalance refers to a rapid development of abnormalities in the quantities of an electrolyte, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, or sodium.
- Surgical errors/complications: Any error or complication that arises from surgery
- Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
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