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Are hot flashes a sign of low potassium level

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
GET IT CHECKED: You should get it checked with your doctor or the cardiologist.Your husband has chf, we dont know what his ejection fraction is, he is dizzy and havin... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need for blood test: I trust that you plan to be fasting for your doctor's appointment so that fasting blood sugar may be tested. Though hemoglobin a1c can be tested in no... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Potassium: Electrolytes are in balance between intra and extracellular spaces. If the serum potassium is low, then even though intracellular potassium is higher,... Read More
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Becuase it can : Be measured quickly, safely, and with good accuracy. Not such a method to determine intracellular electrolyte levels.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It's what matters: The serum potassium is in equilibrium with the tissue concentrations, which must be maintained within a very narrow range for the heat to be able to m... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium intake or output. Low potassium... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Weakness: Muscle cramps, weakness, fatigue, abnormalities in heart rhythm (can be fatal), slowing of bowel motility, increased urination.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
High andLow Potasium: Both are abnormal, high pottasium may be due to taking pottasium orally.Certain medicines like ace inhibiters, arbs, or kiney insufficiency.Low pottas... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rony Gorges
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It can vary. : Not to frighten you but the symptoms can range from anywhere to leg cramps to sudden cardiac death. If you suspect you have a low potassium level it w... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Cardiac rhythm : Problems. It is important to establish the cause of low potassium and treat the cause as there may be other issues than just low potassium. Low pota... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Low K: There should be a reason why you K is low. Are you on meds ? Diarrhea etc. diet may help but if you have gon goon losses k may not rise just with diet... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Low K and fatigue: I have sSpecialized in low potassium disorders for over 50 years. Yes low potassium can cause fatigue excessive peeing at night muscle cramps and depe... Read More

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