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does alcohol affect potassium levels

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Directly proportional to the amount of alcohol you drink.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria dorothea Olivier
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not easy answer: Andy, it is difficult to answer, because of many other factors that play a role, like your co-morbidities ,weight,etc
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Alcohol consumption causes electrolyte imbnalances like low potassioum and magnesium.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Alcohol units?: Hi. Alcohol is not measured in "units" as far as I've ever heard. Having said that, alcohol at any level does not cause low blood potassium (K). There ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Short
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
? More evaluation: I am presuming that these have been detected on some sort of EKG. If you were found to have low potassium, I'd recommend having it checked again after ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
After: your course of antibiotics is finished AND you feel better! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't worry: It's not that bad. It's only mildly low. You can eat more bananas, orange juice, leafy green vegetables, and other vegetables. They contain more pot ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: High potassium levels cause the haert to become flaccid. See you doctor immediately.
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