Electrolytes are chemicals in our body that help regulate important physiological functions. Cancer and cancer treatment can cause electrolyte imbalances. This month we discussed electrolytes, specifically, what they are, what normal ranges are, what role they play in our body, what side effects can manifest if lab values are too low or too high and, food sources of each.
Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in oncology and weight management in Long Island and in the New York City area. Wendy is the Nutrition Program Director for Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, a 501c3. Connect with Wendy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and read more of her blog posts and download recipes at Food4HealthRD.com