There are two things that will enhanced any E-Stim Therapy and ensure that it works to its optimum ability for the patients; and that is making sure they stay hydrated and they increase their electrolyte intake.
WHY? Because tissue healing is governed by electrical current and E-stim increases or improves on this electrical current and can promote healing of
damaged tissue (like with HVPC) or blocks pain through the sensory nerves (like TENS). And in order for the electrical current to work properly the cells need to be adequately hydrated and have the correct balance of electrolytes.
HEALTHY TIPS FOR PATIENTS TO GET BEST RESULTS FROM ANY E-STIM THERAPY:
- Hydrate by using Alkaline water. Drinking alkaline water has 2 major benefits: 1. The body tends to absorb alkaline based water better and 2.
Alkaline water raises your body’s pH level which is very advantageous to our health and immune system.
- Avoid Caffeine. Caffeine tends to act like a diuretic and can speed up water elimination through the increased production of urine and through faster peristalsis (bowel movements) where the large intestine doesn’t have the chance to re-absorb water before elimination.
- Eat More Electrolyte Friendly Foods, such as: Spinach, Avocado, Coconut water, Strawberries, Bananas, Turkey, Potatoes, Oranges,
Watermelons…just to name a few.
- Main Electrolytes Needed: Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorous. Most diets usually contain enough sodium but its the other five electrolytes most people need to make sure they get enough of.