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Electrolytes Topic Guide

Electrolytes Electrolytes:

Electrolyes, including

  • sodium,
  • potassium, and
  • magnesium,

are chemicals that help the cells and organs of the body function. Electrolyte imbalance can result from

Some symptoms of sodium imbalance include

  • lethargy,
  • confusion,
  • weakness,
  • swelling,
  • seizures, and
  • coma.

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