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Dr. David H. Katz

Internal Medicine
La Jolla, CA
53 years experience

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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41 Answers
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Low serum potassium: Mild hypokalemia -- slightly low potassium levels -- can cause these symptoms. Since this occurs only upon awakening in the morning, the cause of the lowered potassium level is probably easily corrected. Eating a banana sometime between dinner and bedtime may solve your problem.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Low blood pressure: Postural hypotension describes a phenomenon that occurs in some people -- usually otherwise healthy -- in which after they rise from either a prone, or sitting, position their blood pressure quickly becomes lower. As a consequence, the affected person becomes uncomfortably dizzy, or lightheaded for a short time period.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
High BP at 20 wks: BP at 140/90 at 20 wks pregnancy with no other signs of kidney involvement. Benign condition if nothing else happens, but can worsen to serious condition of pre-eclampsia in many cases. Needs to be monitored carefully and frequently!

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Katz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke Medical School
Graduated 1968MD
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