Fluid & Electrolytes
The kidneys play a crucial role in regulating the fluid and electrolyte metabolism in the body. Disturbances in fluid and electrolytes can occur in a variety of conditions including dehydration, kidney disease, medications etc. Electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium and others play a significant role in electrical activity of the cells. Disorders of these electrolytes can affect the heart, muscles, brain activity etc and in severe cases can be life threatening.