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Water electrolyte imbalance

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Electrolytes - Lab Tests Online AU

As part of routine blood testing, or when your doctor suspects that you have an imbalance of one of the electrolytes (usually sodium or potassium), or if your doctor suspects an acid-base imbalance. Electrolytes may also be checked if you are prescribed certain drugs, particularly diuretics or ACE inhibitors.

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Bicarbonate - Lab Tests Online AU

Usually as part of a renal profile (collection of tests which help investigate the kidney) to screen for an electrolyte or acid-base imbalance in conditions known to cause such disturbances, or to monitor a known imbalance

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Salt

Salt is a chemical compound (electrolyte) made up of sodium and chloride. It is commonly used to preserve and flavour foods, and is the main source of sodium in our diet.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Dehydration - when your body needs more water

Dehydration (say dee-hi-dray-shun) happens when your body doesn't have enough water to keep it working properly.

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Dehydration and hot weather - myDr.com.au

Dehydration is the loss of water and salts from the body. You are at particular risk of dehydration during hot weather.

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Potassium - Lab Tests Online AU

As part of a routine medical examination or to investigate a serious illness, such as high blood pressure or kidney disease

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Restore O.R.S Sachet - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Hot nights – how to help sleep

Many people dread summer because of the problems they experience on the hot nights. There are some things that you can do to help (short of installing air conditioning).

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Diarrhoea: causes and symptoms - myDr.com.au

Diarrhoea is when your bowel movements become loose or watery. Find out the common causes, how to help, serious symptoms, signs of dehydration, and when to see the doctor.

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