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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
No: I would recommend correcting hypokalemia before any exercises. Hypokalemia can precipitate malignant cardiac arrhythmias.See your md.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
15 years experience Rheumatology
Pills : Hypokalemia can be seen in sjögren's due to renal tubular acidosis. Oral potassium supplements would be more appropriate than foods high in potassium.
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Orange juice: Foods rich in potassium are oranges, bananas, tomatoes. Potatoes. Please check with your doctor before changing diet.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Potassium foods: Best sources of potassium include all citrus fruit, all melons, tomato, potato, banana, melon, yam, strawberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, tange ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: See your doctor for appropriate supplements.
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Dr. Edwin Schuller
45 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Simple i've replacement.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Low K : Almost always yes. Find cause and correct it. I can give more details if you ask or second opinion.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Hypokalemia: Abnormal heart rhythms (dysrhythmias), especially in people with heart disease constipation fatigue muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis) muscle weakness ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Weakness: Muscle weakness, heart rhythm problems.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
Yes: You need to investigate the cause and correct it.Potassiam is very important to multiple vital organs including the heart.If not it can lead to lethal ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
When it's corrected: If you still feel ill and the cause of your hypokalemia has been corrected and your potassium is back to normal, look for some other cause of your sti ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Diuretic, diarrhea..: Above are two common causes of hypokalemia. Types and doses of diuretics typically used today do not lead to low potassium. However, meds are compli ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
See Your Doctor: Recurrent hypokalemia can be a serious problem that causes weakness or possibly heart arrythmias. It is usually caused by an excessive release of pota ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Low potassium: Most labs will define normal as 3.5 to 5. Some may increase the upper limits to 5.2 but anything above 5.5 is clearly abnormal. Level below 3.5 are ca ... Read More
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