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|Date:||3/26/2012 8:22:09 PM|
|Subject:||Re: Update on Rene|
|Message:||Susie, thank you so much for the update. I think of Rene (and all of you) so often and pray that things will get better.
I'm no medical expert by any means, but I think you mean "electrolytes." If they get out of balance, it causes problems. I found the info. below on a site called Share Care, by Googling "electrolytes" and "heart."
Electrolytes are substances that help trigger and sustain the heart's electrical impulses. Potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium are necessary electrolytes in the blood that are vital to cell function. Studies show that blood pressure is related to dietary electrolytes. If you consume too much sodium, you can have high blood pressure. You can have high blood pressure if you have too little potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Eating foods high in calcium, potassium, and magnesium from fresh produce is important in keeping your blood pressure normal. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is rich in fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products. This diet is also low in sodium. If your electrolyte levels get too high or too low, it can alter the electrical impulses of your heart and trigger an arrhythmia.
Hugs and prayers to all of you.
| Update on Rene by susie g at 3/26/2012 8:02:03 PM|
| Re: Update on Rene by Ginny G. at 3/26/2012 8:22:09 PM|
| Re: Update on Rene by Bill Smith at 3/27/2012 12:03:23 AM|
| Re: Update on Rene by susie g at 3/27/2012 6:05:43 AM|
| Re: Update on Rene by larry larry at 3/27/2012 9:30:41 AM|
| Re: Update on Rene by susie g at 3/27/2012 2:39:41 PM|