Fluid and electrolyte imbalance occurs when there is a loss of fluid due to vomiting and diarrhea. People with malnutrition have a greater chance to have fluid and electrolyte imbalance. Electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, and calcium, aid in maintaining homeostasis in the body. Disturbance in the level of electrolytes can cause arrhythmias (irregularity in heart rhythm) and brain herniation.
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Precautions to be taken for water only fast for 14 days.
Query: Hi doctor, I am going to undertake a water only fast for 14 days. Which vitamins and electrolyte should I take and in what dose? Just heard of refeeding syndrome. Any other precautions? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not clear why you are undertaking water (only) fast for so long as 14 days. In case, you have decided to, I would advise you to do it under the expert supervision of an ayurveda or naturopathy physician who can monitor you closely. While fasting has obvious healt... Read Full »