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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Complex: Low ferritin and iron are seen in iron deficiency anemia. Low potassium isn't related to anemia unless vomiting (blood). The alkalosis will cause pota... Read More

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Poor intake: Nutritional deficiency, poor intake of food, malabsorption , may be some kidney diseases are on the list.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Abnormalities: Low blood iron levels are usually due to loss of blood rather than dietary deficiencies. In women past or present menstrual bleeding is the commonest ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No, other way: These deficiencies may be making you susceptible to candida infection. Candida infection is not causing the deficiencies. You can take over the counte... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: A low potassium level has many causes, some are due to decreased intake, some due to increase loss from the skin, gut eg loose stools, urine eg alcoho... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Periodic paralysis?T: This sounds to me like hypokalemic periodic paralysis. I've seen good physicians miss this. Please read up on it, see if this fits you, talk with your... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Safe: Coconut water is safe. It is likely that bananas will do the same good at lower cost.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Low potassium: You would be better off waiting for your potassium (k) levels to rise before you play soccer. The more important question is, why is your k low? Are y... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Not necessarily: These are not necessarily related, except for if you have what is called type 1 rta; in that case, innate kidney disease causes both low potassium (du... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Muscle cramps: You need proteins to build and maintain muscle, but you need to right balance of fluids and electrolytes to have good muscle function. When your potas... Read More

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