Question: What are electrolytes?
How can they affect your health if it has showen up to be a problem
in your blood? Ann
Answer: Dear Ann,
Electrolytes are the minerals
that help keep the human body's fluid levels in balance and help the
muscles, heart and other organs work properly.
A test for electrolytes measures
the levels of sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium and
In some people, the levels of
electrolytes can be too low or too high. Depending on the type of
mineral which levels are high or low, different health problems may