ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCES IN THE ABDUCTEE
Patricia Gray, R.N. writes that the collective stats from Saber Enterprises results in a high number of reports from abductees concerning low potassium (K) levels (some of which seem to be at a "critical level" and need emergent treatment. There is, also, the interesting report of "salt cravings" among abductees and as far as I have heard, none of these abductees reporting salt craving are ever put on salt restrictions by their physicians related to conditions that are exacerbated by the heavy (or even normal) use of salt. In other words, perhaps their bodies need more salt, and then of course the question would be, "Why?" I am including salt cravings in this overview because salt is sodium chloride (NaCl) which are two electrolytes, as potassium is and craving can sometimes mean, "lack".
I do find it interesting that abductees report low K values and do not report low Na or Cl values as they are all laboratory tests that are normally ordered at the same time in an "electrolyte panel". A potassium check will sometimes be done individually as a recheck of a high or low value under treatment. Whether this is a lack of reporting on the part of the abductees, or lack of reporting on the part of the physician to the patient (because it is common and an easy "fix", I suppose) or whether it is just not occurring would be valuable to know. Alterations in electrolytes are not uncommon and cause their own symptoms (which can be mild to lethal) if not treated in a timely manner. In my hospital experience (43 years in variable medical services) these altered lab values are most often secondary to an underlying medical condition. That may be not be the case in the abductee and is part of this investigation.
This research cannot be conducted totally independently from the reported alterations found in neurohormones among abductees. These observations to date are the child of mature discussions from our abductee records at Saber Enterprises, of medical stats, and from a broader set of conversations about levels of the neurohormones, dopamine, serotonin and melatonin that appear to be altered due to reported contact with an alien presence. This brief overview will not discuss these alterations in detail; it is just noted here that there may be a connection. In the soon to be released book by Derrel Sims, "Fluorescence: Bringing the Evidence to Light," the reader will begin to note the real interconnectiveness of one set of evidences to another. This is just one place where his research makes that evident.
Some of the underlying questions that lead the research in this noteworthy chemical alteration are:
1. Are there any common denominators between the specific abductees reporting this alteration or between specific events in an individual and their electrolyte levels? In other words, does a specific type of event precipitate this medical condition?
2. Are their underlying medical conditions that would contribute to this alteration?
3. Are the underlying medical conditions forming a pattern that might direct the research further?
4. Are the alterations of a chronic or acute nature?
5. Do those reporting salt cravings and altered electrolyte levels also report-altered levels of neurohormones, either by test result or symptoms?
6. Was a Na and Cl level done at the same time as the K level? If so, what are those lab results?
7. Is there a relationship between salt craving and the timing of an event?
8. Do other members of the family have alterations of electrolytes or neurohormones? (Could this abductee characteristic be of a genetic nature?)
Questions of a more speculative nature.
1. Which came first, the alterations or the abductions? In other words, could this alteration of body chemistry cause the alien's original "interest" in the abductee?
2. Do these alterations make a person more susceptible to suggestions?
3. Do individuals with these alterations just "remember" more of their events, therefore identifying them as abductees more often?
4. With salt causing retention of fluid, perhaps "other things" (introduced into the blood during an event through direct injection or intradermally through the application of alien embedded fluorescence) will not be eliminated as quickly increasing their effectiveness?
5. Is this a possible reaction to physical, emotional, and psychic stress?
6. Is it a side effect of procedure or related to other alterations such as neurohormones?
Brief overview of the role of potassium, sodium, and chloride in the body
Most often, lowered results of these electrolytes in an otherwise healthy individual are related to prolonged vomiting and diarrhea, as these are "washed" out of the system. Excessive fluid intake can also result in lowered values as it dilutes the electrolytes in the system. Any large change in blood volume (such as occurs when someone bleeds excessively) may alter the electrolyte level. Diuretics (water pills) are a common cause of lowered values, especially potassium. Severe dehydration may elevate the levels because of the increased concentration of the blood serum.
Chloride interacts with sodium to maintain the osmotic pressure of blood, helping to regulate blood volume and arterial pressure. It is absorbed from the intestines and is excreted primarily by the kidneys.
Abnormal results and their symptoms:
Low levels (hypochloremia): Are usually associated with low sodium and potassium levels. Symptoms are depressed respirations, Hypertonicity of muscles, elevated levels (hyperchloremia): May be the result of renal shutdown or head injury. Symptoms are developing stupor, rapid deep breathing, weakness that may lead to coma.
Maintains cellular electrical neutrality. The sodium-potassium active transport pump maintains the ratio of intracellular potassium to extracellular potassium that determines the resting membrane potential necessary for nerve impulse transmission. Disturbances in this ration can alter cardiac rhythms, transmission and conduction of nerve impulses, and muscle contraction. Aldosterone and acid-base balance regulate potassium concentration.
Abnormal results and their symptoms:
Muscle weakness, neuromuscular irritability, tingling of lips and fingers, restlessness, intestinal cramping, diarrhea, paralysis and EKG changes.
Low levels (hypokalemia) can result in decreased reflexes, mental confusion, low blood pressure, loss of appetite, muscle weakness, numbness, cramping of muscles and rapid, weak, irregular pulse. Elevated levels (hyperkalemia) may result in serious heart arrhythmias.
Affects body water distribution, helps promote neuromuscular function, influences chloride and potassium levels. Excreted through the kidneys and a small amount through the skin. Aldosterone inhibits sodium excretion and promotes its resorption (with water) to maintain balance. Low sodium levels stimulate aldosterone secretion; elevated sodium levels depress adosterone secretion.
Abnormal results and their symptoms:
Low levels (hyponatremia) usually occur with inadequate sodium intake or excessive loss of sodium through sweating, diuretics, diarrhea, vomiting, and severe burns. The individual may present with symptoms of apprehension, lassitude, headache, decreased skin tugor, abdominal cramps and tremors that may progress to seizures.
Elevated levels (hypernatremia) will cause symptoms of thirst, restlessness, dry and sticky mucous membranes, flushed skin, decreased and frequent urination, diminished reflexes. Diagnostics: An A-to-Z Guide to Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures. Springhouse, Pennsylvania: Springhouse Corporation, 2001. Florescence: Looking at Evidence in a new light. Soon to be published by Derrel Sims, R.H.A., with Patricia Gray, R.N. "Interview with an Alienhunter". Thanks to Saber Enterprises cc 2003
Editor's Note: Anyone suspected of being an abductee should have blood screening accomplished and a physical check up by his or her physician. There is some evidence that blood and other body fluids are diminished during an abduction. There are certainly other possibilities that must be researched. High levels of electrical energy may disrupt the functions of the brain causing the abductee to believe that an abduction has taken place.