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How To Spot Electrolyte Deficiencies And How To Treat Them

How To Spot Electrolyte Deficiencies And How To Treat Them

When you’re trying to lose weight on a special eating plan you can have deficiencies that occur due to rapid weight loss. The loss of water can also cause electrolyte loss. ‎

Here are the 4 Main Electrolytes and their symptoms, debugged.

1. LOW CALCIUM

SYMPTOMS

• Cramp in leg or feet • Irritability and twitching • Chronic cough or depression • Can’t sleep

TREATMENT

• Eat dairy • If you take calcium supplements, take K2 and D3, so it can absorb • Never take calcium carbonate

2. LOW MAGNESIUM

SYMPTOMS

• Weak muscles • Hyper-irritability

TREATMENT

• Eat leafy greens • Take a magnesium supplement

3. LOW POTASSIUM

SYMPTOMS

• Fatigue • Cramps • Constipation • Nausea • Sugar cravings

TREATMENT

• Eat potassium rich veggies • Take potassium supplement K3

4. LOW SODIUM

SYMPTOMS

• Headache • Fatigue • Appetite loss • Nausea • Fuzzy thinking

TREATMENT

• Add sea salt, just 1 or 1½ tsp

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