Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances can occur due to illness, surgery, side effects of medications, dietary imbalances, sweating, heat and hormones.
Electrolyte disturbances effect biomarkers like blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature to name a few, tasting your electrolytes allows you to get closer to balancing your biomarkers.
Physical and emotional stress affect your electrolyte balances and needs daily.
Symptoms that you might have an electrolyte imbalance:
- irregular heartbeat
- fast heart rate
- diarrhea or constipation
- abdominal cramping
- muscle weakness
- muscle cramping
- numbness and tingling
- mental confusion
Electrolyte disorders are most often caused by a loss of bodily fluids through prolonged vomiting, diarrhea, or sweating. The most common sign of low electrolytes is muscle cramping.
Certain medications can cause electrolyte disorders as well. Thyroid disorders, medications (including diuretics, blood pressure meds, seizure meds, and steroids), poor nutrition, vitamin D deficiency, and chronic kidney disease are some of the other causes of electrolyte imbalances.
The best way to keep electrolytes balanced in your body is by paying attention to your thirst. Staying hydrated is key to maintaining a balance of electrolytes. Water is the most natural choice for hydration - replenish essential minerals with Lyte Balance to help you maintain stable electrolyte levels.
Remember Water + Electrolytes = Hydration ™