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Low potassium levels in cancer patients

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium intake or output. Low potassium... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Potassium: Always is probably too strong a word, but it is advisable. If that cannot be helped, then a potassium supplement should usually be prescribed as well.
Dr. Robert Sterling
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
NeverSayAlwaysorNeve: If you are on a medication that tends to make you lose potassium, then the doctor could substitute or add another drug that helps you keep it. Another... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Low potassium: Magnesium deficiency can cause low potassium, so I recommend taking a magnesium supplement containing 3 different forms of magnesium. You might also c... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Here are some...: Bisacodyl is bowel-stimulating laxative, which alone should be a good choice for bowel prep for colon procdures or constipation after failing to dieta... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
No: Fluid in the lungs , in a heart patient , is usually the result of the heart dysfunction.A low potassium in a heart pt with lung fluid, can be caused ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
All ok: Any of them are ok but you should watch for potassium.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 54 years experience
Hemolysis: Since a potassium of 14 is incompatible withlife, the sample was undoubtedly hemolyzed. The only other thing that could drive the potassium to that hi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Safe: Coconut water is safe. It is likely that bananas will do the same good at lower cost.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 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