N. A. Mir 1, S. Aziz-Ur-Rehman 2, K. Chandermouli 2, A. Y. Elzouki 1
1-Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A .J. 2-Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi , S .P .L .A .J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 4, No.2. July 1981:27-32
The study confirms, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the presence of high electrolyte content especially that of sodium, in Benghazi water. Infants who are being fed on commercial formulas reconstituted with the water are thus exposed to electrolyte rich and hyperosmolar feeds. Steps should be taken to ensure the safety of feeds offered to these young infants because of their vulnerable age of rapid somatic and brain growth.
In patients suffering from renal, cardiovascular or any disorder where monitoring of accurate fluid and electrolyte intake is vital, the electrolyte content of consumed water should be taken into consideration.
The study also paves a way towards further research in evaluation of role of Benghazi water in the pathogenesis of diseases like hypertension, renal calculi and rickets which are common in Benghazi.
Keywords: Electrolyte Content of Benghazi Water and its Safety Value for Young Infants