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Is there a link between hypothyroidism and high potassium

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
No: Unless your high potassium is due to renal failure as some congenital kidney defects can be associated with thyroid problems.
Dr. Tyrone Malloy
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: I am not aware of the relationship unless they are taking a medication for the hypothyroidism which as a side effect causes an elevation of their pota ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Low Cortisol: Someone with one autoimmune condition (including most people with hypothyroidism) are at somewhat higher risk to have another autoimmune condition. O ... Read More
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Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Adrenal fatigue: You could have adrenal fatigue also. Tsh fairly useless test. Check free t4, free t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and reverse t3 (liothyronine).
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Low potassium : you should be on prenatal vitamins and see your OBGYN regularly. Your thyroid levels can be checked regularly as well. When was your potassium last ... Read More
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low Potassium: It is important you discuss your low Potassium levels with your doctor so that this can be treated. I am not sure what UN stands for. Low Potassium le ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
25 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: Please, provide more info regarding your condition so we can properly address your question.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: With hypothyroidism, you need to recheck your status daily, and if you feel nauseated on a daily basis, get a check up and maybe recheck your thyroid ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Random test results reported with no history or exam findings make it impossible to decide if they are important or not. The normal values vary somet ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
19 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Phosphorus : No, Renagel binds phosphorus in the GI tract, thereby preventing its absorption and helping lower blood phosphorus levels which is particularly helpfu ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Low potassium: Potassium is a necessary ion (electrolyte) which is necessary for all cells but especially cardiac conduction. Low potassium raises the risk of arrhyt ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High potassium: Many conditions can cause high potassium levels in the blood. Among these are: disorders of the adrenal glands, hemolysis of red blood cells, breakd ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
13 years experience Critical Care
Cardiac problems: the most feared and morbid complication is a cardiac arrhythmia which could be fatal. This is usually caused by an acute rise in potassium level. The ... Read More

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