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are hot flashes a sign of low potassium level

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Asthma: If you current meds are not helping your asthma you must go back to your doctor so that changes could be maid. Hope all goes well - please keep me po ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Inherited vs med vs?: The rare inherited Gitelman & Bartter syndromes can cause a loss of potassium & magnesium (in Gitelman & in some cases of Bartter's) in th ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many causes: Low TSH indicates hyperthyroidism. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism including: thyroiditis (inflammation of thyroid from any cause), toxic n ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Labwork: Proper medicine would be not to treat lab values but the patient. Based on the lab values you provided it is impossible to suggest any kind of diagnos ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Esly Caldwell
56 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Look for one of the many causes of your symptoms.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Swaby
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It varies: Very high estrogen levels may be a sign of ovarian or adrenal tumor. In general estrogen levels vary with the menstrual cycle. Too much estrogen may c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Magdy Shaaban
40 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Check B12 and folate (folic acid): DD of macrocytosis. B12/ folate (folic acid) defeciency, hypothyroidism, liver cirrhosis. Wilson disease causes liver cirrhosis also DD. agglutinatio ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
NO: But something else going that causes an electrolyte imbalance could be the cause. High potassium (unless very severely elevated) is actually a good tr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
No: Lupus can cause almost any symptom or problem. Low potassium and calcium would be very unlikely. Usually with kidney problems related to lupus potas ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Hormones: You should see an endocrinologist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Complex: I don't know if you mean tremor, anxiety, or arrhythmia. High potassium can cause heart conduction abnormalities but this is generally only when the ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Mildly low: Potassium does not cause flu-like symptoms. If the flu is causing vomiting or diarrhea that can cause low potassium.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
No, not low enough: Hi. Low vitamin D almost never causes ANY symptoms in this day & age. In the old days, it used to cause rickets and osteomalacia, both of which ca ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: While some people with low white cell counts can present with sore throat, some with throat infections will have an elevated count.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
High WBC & platelets: Mild to moderately elevated blood counts in multiple cell lines (white blood cells and platelets) suggests: (1) possible chronic inflammatory conditio ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Iron and fatigue: For most labs, that level would be low, but fatigue is a very non-specific symptom that can be related to many things. If the low iron is associated w ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
See your doctor: The only symptom you mention is the fatigue. The rest are test results, but it is impossible to interpret them without the exact numbers. It would be ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Low vitamin D levels are commonly associated with fatigue and depression as a cause or aggravating factor.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Calcium: What is your ionized calcium level? Why skin biopsy? And what other medications are you taking ie for depression and anxiety? Answer to all these can ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Anemia & fatigue!: Iron deficiency will causes iron deficiency anemia, which causes fatigue, depletion of iron from muscle, which causes fatigue. Mental exaustion, and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Scheiderer
35 years experience Psychiatry
Definitely.: High cortisol can cause myriad signs & symptoms: fatigue, decreased energy, impaired memory, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, crying, and depression ... Read More
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