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What are the signs of an electrolyte imbalance?

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Signs of electrolyte imbalance vary based on the particular electrolyte deficiencies. Common symptoms include muscle pain, weakness and twitching, according to The University of New Mexico Cancer Center.

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Hypercalcemia, or a high level of calcium in the blood, is one of the more serious health risks from electrolyte imbalance, reports The University of New Mexico Cancer Center. It is caused by certain forms of cancer. Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, confusion, extreme muscle weakness and an irregular heartbeat are symptoms. Additional signs of various types of imbalance include numbness, lethargy, changes in blood pressure, bone disorders, nervous system disorders, convulsions and seizures. Chloride, magnesium, phosphate, potassium and sodium are other electrolytes that can become imbalanced, reports Healthline.

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