Electrolyte Disorders

Hattiesburg Clinic offers specialized nephrology care tailored to manage electrolyte imbalances.

Electrolyte Disorders Overview

Electrolytes play a crucial role in maintaining proper muscle function, hydration and nerve signaling within the body. From athletes to individuals living with chronic conditions, electrolyte imbalances can affect anyone. Hattiesburg Clinic offers specialized nephrology care tailored to manage electrolyte imbalances, making it easier for our patients to live healthy and happy lives.

What are electrolyte disorders?

Electrolyte disorders occur when blood levels of minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium are either too high or too low. These minerals are vital for various bodily functions including maintaining proper fluid balance, supporting nerve and muscle function and regulating blood pressure. Imbalances can occur due to various factors such as genetics, excessive sweating, dehydration, certain medications, kidney disease and hormonal imbalances.

How do I know if I have an electrolyte disorder?

Symptoms of electrolyte disorders can vary depending on which electrolyte is out of balance. Common signs include but are not limited to:

  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in blood pressure

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is essential to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment for electrolyte disorders

Treatment for electrolyte disorders depends on the specific imbalance and its underlying cause. Several options may be utilized to restore balance including:

  • Dietary changes – Adjusting your diet to include foods rich in deficient electrolytes can help restore balance.
  • Oral supplements – In cases where changes in diet are not sufficient, your healthcare provider may recommend oral supplements to restore levels to normal ranges.
  • Intravenous Electrolyte Replacement Therapy – Severe cases of electrolyte imbalances may require electrolytes to be restored using IV supplementation administered under close medical supervision.

Why Choose Hattiesburg Clinic?

At Hattiesburg Clinic, our expert physicians provide advanced care using cutting-edge medical equipment, ensuring you receive the best possible treatment for electrolyte conditions. Our dedicated team will work with you to diagnose and treat electrolyte imbalances. If you suspect that you may have an electrolyte disorder, we recommend seeking a referral from your primary care physician and then contacting Hattiesburg Clinic to schedule your appointment.

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