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Low potassium levels shortness of breath

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mony Fraer
30 years experience
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
General Practice 29 years experience
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.
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 30 years experience
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
52 years experience
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
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
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.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Hyperparathyroidism: Shortness of breath/low oxygen is NOT a typical symptom of hyperparathyroidism, unless very severe disease with cardiovascular complication and anemia... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need more info: How tall are you and how much do you weigh? If you are even slightly overweight, lose weight, not easy, but essential. For good health - Have a diet r... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
YES: I would also suggest a full metabolic profile to rule out iron deficiency, folic acid deficiency, and thyroid function, just for starters. Stress, ten... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
A few pointers: Re. vitamin D, crucial to supplement at least 800-1000 IU daily, and check level in 60 days. The GI, breathing and general symptoms need to be addres... Read More