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Shouldn't we all have fairly normal electrolyte and hydration levels?
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yes, something else is up...but we have to wait for the researchers to figure it out.That is what I have heard, too, but, it seems like that process would take time make a difference. My son and I(yes, I have POTS, too) feel the benefit in 10 to 20 minutes, which makes me suspect something else is at work.
That's a good point. Though, IV saline is a more direct route, doesn't have to work it's way into the blood stream like oral saline, the effects last longer too. I stil think something else must be going on.IV saline, which would be similar, has an immediate effect too.
Regarding the one electrolyte, sodium, here is my theory. Our bodies cell signaling process does not work correctly. Throughout the day, ideally when we are fatigued, our bodies are supposed to respond by making more sodium. But for a subtype of ME, the cells are not signalling properly, and fail to make the sodium needed. So what are symptoms of low sodium?Shouldn't we all have fairly normal electrolyte and hydration levels?
It would be interesting to know how long it takes for the electrolyte water you drink to get into the blood stream. Anyone know?
The intestines can absorb about 16 ml per minute, so 160 - 240 ml in 10 - 15 minutes, resp.It would be interesting to know how long it takes for the electrolyte water you drink to get into the blood stream. Anyone know?
They have more than saline. Here is a good one:What is electrolyte water? Is it just a fancy name for a saline drink, which some doctors recommend for treating POTS?
So Pedialyte is basically water with added sodium, potassium and a bit of zinc.
Wikipedia says that Pedialyte contains 1,035 mg sodium per liter, and 780 mg potassium per liter.
Sodium chloride is around 39% sodium, so if you added 2.6 grams of salt to a liter of water, you would get the same sodium level as is found in Pedialyte.
And if you buy one of those low sodium salts like LoSalt which contains mostly potassium chloride, or buy some potassium chloride online, then since potassium chloride is around 52% potassium, adding 1.5 grams of potassium chloride to your liter of water will give you the same potassium level as Pedialyte..
Is Hip an abbreviation?