Electrolite unbalanced in sister - what can happen?

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Electrolite unbalanced in sister - what can happen?

Post by Sazarack » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:25 am

so - my sister had a siezure and fell in a store. it turns out she's a drunk and has been hiding how severe her drinking problem was. She's going through the d/ts and the Dr.s say they can't balance her electrolites. what could be the result of this situation? I've just been told it could be serious and life-threatening....I hope one of you can help....thanks in advance.

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Post by Linn » Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:21 am

I am sorry to hear about your sister

well yes it can be serious if adrenal glands are in failure. They will give her lot of IV fluid w/sodium and mineralsLike potassium etc.. (depending on her levels) to balance to try and stabilize.

She may also be deficient in B vitamins as well if she was a bad alcoholic.

I had Hypovolemic hyponatremia due to blood loss and had to take salt. As you see I am still here. :wink:

Best wishes to you and your sister

PS: This is not something that can be rapidly corrected, it is my understanding it has to be brought back in balance slowly. Perhaps the Docs are concerned with the time element. :?

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Post by Sazarack » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:16 pm

well - thank you for taking the time to reply. I've also asked my science teacher and she was very helpful.

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Post by Amrik » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:49 pm

hope that they can stablize the electrolites in her soon!
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