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Does alcohol affect potassium levels

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Hyperaldosteronism: As long as you eat a balanced diet, it will have no effect. If you drink all of your calories in beer and do not eat, your potassium level will fall s... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes: Directly proportional to the amount of alcohol you drink.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: Alcohol consumption causes electrolyte imbnalances like low potassioum and magnesium.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Bad idea: Inadequate intake of calories and protein, along with moderate alcohol intake ( don't know what you mean by that, but it is 1 drink/day for women, 2/d... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
A person with good diet and drinking beer should not deficient in magnesium and potassium. If you have this problem, your doctor should send you to a ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Yes. The first issue is your blood being drawn correctly to prevent false increases in your blood K so that your true blood K is being measured. Be ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Potassium: Potassium is the most important ion affecting your heart's conduction. Low potassium increases your risk of recurrent atrial fibrillation as well as o... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Yes: High potassium levels cause the haert to become flaccid. See you doctor immediately.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Prescription only: Over the counter potassium pills are very weak to make a dent in significantly low potassium. Only prescriptions are effective and need to be followed... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Foods low in potassium are apples, grapes, mushrooms, bell peppers and refined grains. Some of the high potassium foods are broccoli, lima beans... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
It is not: Normal potassium 3.8-5.0 mmol/l in most labs.