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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
STEROIDS: Steroids like DEXAMETHASONE are used post op to decrease swelling . Common side effects are elevated glucose And low potassium. D/W your doctor and ha ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Mugmon
47 years experience Cardiology
Not too likely: Potassium usually needs to be pretty low to cause dizziness, and the ECG would be abnormal in that case. The question to be answered is, why is the p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Safe: Coconut water is safe. It is likely that bananas will do the same good at lower cost.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
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Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Insulin and carbs: Rachel, I wish I could help you but your comments are unclear. What do you mean by "insulin 64" and glucose 54? Have you been told that you have "con ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sorrentino
35 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Florinef (fludrocortisone): Florinef (fludrocortisone) causes salt and fluid retention. The fluid retention may cause a rise in bnp. Suggest you discuss result with your md. Lowe ... Read More
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