Electrolyte Imbalance + Normal Ranges and Disturbances for Common Electrolytes

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Electrolyte imbalances can occur due to hundreds of factors, none of which line up in neat, tidy queues. Put simply, electrolytes are naturally occurring minerals with an electric charge. They exist in the human body and they are also present in food and fluids we ingest every day.

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Electrolyte imbalances occur across many different diagnostic categories. In Australia, harsh summer environmental exposure, with resulting dehydration, is just one example of a potential root cause; sadly, more Australians are killed from the ill-effects of heatwaves than all other natural hazards, combined. This is just one potential cause, however. There are hundreds of other root causes for fluid and electrolyte imbalances.


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Andrea Salzman
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master’s degree in physical therapy in 1992. Over the last two decades, she has held numerous prominent leadership roles in the physical therapy field, with a heavy emphasis on academic writing and administrative functions. Between 1995 and 1998, Salzman served as the Editor-in-Chief of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) journal. In 2010, Salzman received one of the highest honors given to a physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award. Between 2012 and the present, Salzman has written 12 physical therapy courses for Care2Learn, Relias Learning and reviewed over 100 other course offerings. Currently, Salzman continues in her writing, leadership and administrative roles at Aquatic Therapy University and 10K Health.
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