electrolytes


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(eh-LEK-tro-lyts)

These are special forms of chemicals that are normally in your body. Each carries a very tiny electrical charge. They maintain the balance of fluids throughout your body. They guide the flow of nutrients into cells and the movement of waste out of cells. Some examples are sodium, potassium, chloride, and calcium.

Read about electrolyte imbalance as a side effect of breast cancer treatment.

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Audio contributed by: Willard Scott

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