Research some of the common electrolytes found in your body. Pick one common electrolyte in your body to complete your discussion on.
Answer the following questions as your post with a minimum of 10 sentences:
1. What are the functions of the electrolyte in your body?
2. What happens if you have an increase in the amount of the electrolyte in your body?
3. What happens if you have a decrease in the amount of the electrolyte in your body?
4. How do you treat an electrolyte imbalance?
Biologically, electrolytes are substances that mutate into ions in solutions and obtain the ability to conduct electricity. In almost all cases, electrolytes get into human body through the food and drinks we consume on daily basis and the balance is essential for normal body functioning in cells and organs. These electrolytes include potassium, bicarbonate and potassium and chloride. Electrolytes have numerous functions on human body that include maintenance of water balance, helping in muscle contraction and relaxation and transmission of nerve impulse. The human body has tendency of detecting when there is too much or less amount of electrolytes hence reacts differently.