AWARENESS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF ELECTROLYTES AND ITS CONSEQUENCES AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS
Keywords:Electrolytes; Health; Imbalance; Lifestyle modifications
Electrolytes is the most important constituent of the body. It regulates the body condition by several physiological mechanisms. Maintaining the balance of electrolytes is necessary for maintaining good health. Electrolytes can be balanced by proper diet and regular exercise. The main aim of the study is to create awareness on the importance of electrolytes and its consequences among college students. Self administered questions were designed based on knowledge, attitude, perception and practice about the importance of electrolyte. The questionnaires were distributed through an online platform. The study population included participants belonging to the age group of 18-24 years. The data were collected and statistically analyzed using SPSS software. Results were collected as ordinal data and it was reported that not all of the participants were aware about the importance of electrolytes. More than half the population are aware about required diet and the techniques to be followed when there is an electrolyte imbalance. Most of the college students are aware about electrolytes and it is observed that lifestyle changes, modification in regular life and change in food habits are the major causes of electrolyte imbalance at a very young age. It is important to maintain our health in a proper way.