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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Few mechanisms: 1. Low intake in food 2. Loss in secretions- urine, gastrointestinal-vomitus and stool, sweat 3.Increased traslocation of k in to the cells in certai ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high pota ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moises Perez
17 years experience Pharmacology
Consider diet change: The normal range for blood potassium levels are 3.6 - 5.2 millimoles or meq per liter. A value of 3.6 is on the lower side of the scale, indicating lo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: Low needs to be supplemented can aggravate effects of some medications. If on diuretic potassium supplementation indicated. Otherwise dietary suppleme ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High potassium: Many conditions can cause high potassium levels in the blood. Among these are: disorders of the adrenal glands, hemolysis of red blood cells, breakd ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, and no.: Sodium and potassium are both positive elements that when combined with negative chloride molecules make salts that are both important parts of serum, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
12 years experience Critical Care
Cardiac problems: the most feared and morbid complication is a cardiac arrhythmia which could be fatal. This is usually caused by an acute rise in potassium level. The ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Potassium of 8: Unless you are a dialysis patient, a potassium (k) of 8 would kill you by stopping your heart from pumping. Most likely, you had a elevated k due to s ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: 3.6-5.0 irrespective of ht, age, wt etc.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Get it rechecked: It is probably a lab error. It is not uncommon to have this false alarm because potassium level does not go up if you are well. It usually goes up if ... Read More
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