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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mony Fraer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
It can: the lungs would try to compensate for that making the person breathe faster

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
As a general Rule: As a general rule it is much better to find the cause of the low potassium and to correct the cause rather than just give you potassium replacement.
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Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
More potassium: I recommend that individuals with a low potassium take supplements and eat potassium-rich foods several times per day. Take the supplements with your ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hyperkalemia: If it causes the heart to malfunction, which it will if high enough, shortness of breath will occur and if the potassium gets high enough the heart wi ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many issues,: anemia, heart or lung problems, infection, to name a few. An exam and testing with your doctor is the most logical way to answers.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Likely not cause: While the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency are still not clear, it is not likely to cause shortness of breath and rapid heart rate by itself. Get seen ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Be watched closely: I've seen some women with little weight gain during pregnancy have perfectly healthy babies, but weight gain of about at least 25 pounds would typical ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gideon jacobus Louw
Specializes in
Asthma?: It sounds like asthma or chronic bronchitis. Get a Venteze or asthavent pump from the chemist, that should help.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Hyperparathyroidism: Shortness of breath/low oxygen is NOT a typical symptom of hyperparathyroidism, unless very severe disease with cardiovascular complication and anemia ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Doubtful : Suspect there is another reason if respiratory is Your only symptom. See a doc to discover the cause, and start a treatment that will improve your qua ... Read More

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