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A 30-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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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
In/out/shift: The approach is as follows: 1. Not enough in: this is not likely 2. Too much out: a) urine: can occur with diuretics, low magnesium b) gi: ... Read More
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A 55-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
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Low K: 55 F asks what can cause sudden dangerous low K? I collapsed and nearly died. ANS: Many things & can't detail here. but at ur age & having gi ... Read More
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A 21-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 41-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 22-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 female asked:
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 29-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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A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Electrolyte: abnormalities can often contribute to muscle spasms and cramps.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Many thoughts: But these will not do you much good without the ability to obtain a thorough history, perform a detailed exam, have access to all your prior medical r ... Read More
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