Symptoms of electrolyte deficiency: - Electrolytes are very important for the body, as soon as they are deficient, these serious symptoms start appearing.


Health is the real wealth of life and understanding its importance, people make every effort to stay healthy. But in today's stressful lifestyle, people knowingly or unknowingly become victims of health problems. People are increasingly facing health problems, especially due to food irregularities and lack of proper nutrition.

People are generally aware of only a few nutrients like vitamins and proteins. But apart from these, there are many other essential elements for health, the deficiency of which proves harmful to health. Electrolytes are very important elements for health, but due to a lack of information about them, people keep struggling with many health problems. Therefore, in this article, we are trying to give complete information about this to our readers. We have talked to Lucknow's physician Dr. Brijendra Singh about this and are sharing the information received from him with you here.

What are electrolytes?

Regarding this, Dr. Brijendra Singh explains that electrolytes are minerals present in the body, which when mixed with water and other body fluids, become electrically charged in the body. Our body makes electrolytes from the ingredients we get through food and this energy plays an important role in various bodily functions. For example, electrolytes play an important role in regulating the pH level of the body and muscle function. Additionally, electrolytes also work as essential components of the nervous system. 

In such a situation, as soon as their deficiency occurs, serious symptoms start appearing in the body, let us now know these symptoms.

Muscle weakness 

Electrolytes play an important role in muscle function. In such a situation, their deficiency has the biggest impact on the muscles and due to this, the muscles become weak. Therefore, if a person is facing the problem of muscle cramps, then it could be a symptom of electrolyte deficiency.

Feeling tired

Electrolytes provide essential energy to the body, hence their deficiency causes fatigue and weakness. In such a situation, the person feels very low and gets tired quickly after doing any physical work. Therefore, if you are facing difficulty in climbing stairs, running or doing any kind of strenuous activity, then there may be a deficiency of electrolytes in your body.

Mood swings and mental confusion 

Since electrolytes play an important role in the functioning of the nervous system, their deficiency also hurts the brain. Due to this, the person faces problems like mental confusion and mood swings. The person may face difficulty in making decisions or he may even get angry at things.

Stomach gas problem 

Deficiency of electrolytes affects body metabolism to a great extent and affects all the functions of the body from digestion to excretion. Due to this, problems like vomiting along with gas and indigestion may also occur.

Irregular heartbeat

Electrolyte deficiency or imbalance in the body affects the blood pressure of the body to a great extent. In such a situation, the heart rate may become irregular, due to which the risk of heart-related problems may increase.

Why does electrolyte deficiency occur?

Now let us talk about why and how electrolyte deficiency occurs in the body. So actually the energy of electrolyte is used in the internal functions and external activities of the body. In such a situation, the more physical activity increases, the more electrolyte is consumed. Therefore, when you do very strenuous work, the consumption of electrolytes present in the body increases and a lot of them also get released from the body in the form of sweat.

That is why players and athletes use electrolyte water to maintain a good amount of electrolytes in the body. At the same time, common people may also face the problem of lack of electrolytes, to avoid this, health experts recommend consuming lemon water and other energy drinks. Apart from lemon water, coconut water and fruit juices are also helpful in fulfilling the electrolyte deficiency.

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