Electrolyte Imbalance - Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

| Modified on Feb 19, 2024
Vitamin C, Bananas
Posted by John (Santa Barbara, Ca) on 12/30/2013

A simple remedy I use after rigorous hikes in hot California weather for electrolyte imbalance is vitamin c packet that has minerals in it with a pinch of baking soda. If I still feel odd, I eat 2 bananas.

Vitamin C, Bananas
Posted by Elena C (Boston) on 02/19/2024

6 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Swollen Ankles


Causes of Swollen Ankles

Ankles may get swollen due to many reasons. The main causes behind swollen ankles are trauma, injury to ankle, sprained ankle, venous insufficiency, lymph edema (from improper functioning of lymphatic system), arthritis, heart disease (congestive heart failure), kidney disease, liver disease, infection, tumour, certain medications including calcium channel blockers, steroids, and antidepressants.

Homeopathic Treatment for Swollen Ankles

Homeopathic treatment follows a process of detailed investigation to manage the complaint of swollen ankles. Each case is investigated and analysed in depth prior to prescribing a medicine to rule out involvement of any vital organ in the etiology. Swollen ankles from injury, sprains and arthritis can be independently dealt with by Homeopathic medicines. In case a vital organ is involved, Homeopathic medicines can be used to support treatment together with other systems of medicine. Homeopathic medicines for swollen ankle should be taken only after consulting a physician. Self-medication should be avoided.


Vitamin C, Bananas
Posted by Sandy (Sarasota) on 02/19/2024

Please please stop experimenting with allopathic and natural remedies (for now).
Stop everything. You are messing up his body, metabolism, electrolytes.

Have him eat normal diet - meat, veggies, healthy fats, no sugar.
Add full spectrum digestive enzymes, bile salts and Bethune HCI with each large meal. Normal volume of spring water. Normal salt intake. No coconut water, no molasses no artificial electrolytes. His body should recover its balance.

To facilitate his body returning to homeostasis add lymphatic massages, acupuncture, walking and I'd highly recommend a Vibrational plate. I have vibro-pro. Expensive, but worth every penny especially for him. He needs to move fluids around his body. Air relax (brand) leg sleeves on a medium setting daily. Red light therapy, plenty of panels to choose from. I have Joovv full size and Mito Red mini

Do it for a month and see what happens to his feet and health in general. If it gets worse continue seeing an acupuncturist, he might add herbs Many say acupuncture has short effect. Not true. it takes time an unclog a river that was polluted with garbage etc The same with acupuncture. To move, redirect your body' energy flow takes time. It took me 7 months twice a week sessions before I started feeling better longer.

If you continue experimenting, the results could be unpredictable. His body would heal itself just give it a chance.

Apply for a care credit card to purchase VibroPro, AirRelax and Joovv. Other brands if you wish. If money is tight buy VibroPro and skip AirRelax.

Listen to Dr. Shawn Baker on YT or explore his site. Hundreds of testimonials. If it makes sense, have a consultation with him..

Get well!

Lime and Baking Soda
Posted by Rama (Tamil Nadu, India) on 11/29/2006

I need a cure for Electrolytic imbalance

Lime and Baking Soda
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) 391 posts

Sports drinks have some electrolytes that can correct an imbalance. But a basic cure should be one whole lime and add baking soda until the fizz stops, then add water. To normalize the electrolytes, I think drinking this about 3 times a day minimum should be quite o.k.

It is not necessary to take lime bicarbonate every day if the electrolyte is normal. For me I need to take at least 3-4 times a week to maintain a normal pH, ORP, and electrolyte levels. Amazingly, lemons have most of the the electrolyte I think I need, with possible exception of magnesium which I do take but only once a week in practice. Again my habits tend to change, but this is what I have been doing so far.

Vitamin C, Bananas
Posted by ANNA (Pennsylvania) on 02/19/2024

My husband had swollen feet and his doctor upped (increased 4 times! ) "water pill" (diuretic). At that time he supplemented his diet with potassium and he ate ten times too much of antacids...And low-sodium diet for heart...Whatever the reason 1-2 weeks later he was taken to hospital with too low sodium. Now I'm always scared about his electrolytes.....Coconut water? Blackstrap molasses?

Lime and Baking Soda
Posted by Faithinhealing (Forest Park, Ohio, Usa) on 02/27/2010

TED, are you saying that the lemon also helps to balance out the electrolytes? I have an electrolyte problem, have candida, and have had insomnia. I noticed since I started doing the liver cleanse which includes lemons and sometimes limes, I'm sleeping better. I've had seizures and when hospitalized was told that my potassium was low so I started upping my potassium but that was making me sleepy. I read somewhere that the sodium and potassium have to be balanced. I've noticed it I eat salty food my feet start to swell which I think is because my sodium level then becomes higher than my potassium.

I squeeze 1/2 lemon in water first thing in the morning and before bed. I also do castor oil packs before bed too.

Lime and Baking Soda
Posted by Gabrielle (St Lucia) on 02/12/2015

Good morning, somebody in my family has been diagnosed with electrolyte imbalance. How much castor oil are you taking before going to bed? Thank you, Gabrielle.

Lime and Baking Soda
Posted by June (San Fran, Ca) on 02/12/2015

Dear Gabrielle, the person in this thread is not talking about taking castor oil internally, but applying castor oil PACKS.. You can google what that is. Honestly, I doubt castor oil packs would help electrolyte imbalance at all. You can google electrolyte drinks and get recipes.