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what are the causes of low potassium levels in pregnancy

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low potassium: Low potassium will not create any developmental problems with the fetus at 37+ weeks, but can cause muscular cramping issues for you as the mother. Ba ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Edema: Lower extremity edema ( pedal edema) is very common in pregnancy especially during the final weeks. It is due to the pressure of the gravid uterus on ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Muscle and cardiac: Mild hypokalemia has no symptoms.Moderate hypokalemia, with serum potassium concentrations of 2.5-3 meq/l, can cause muscle cramps and weakness, const ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
27 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: During pregnancy, some women (especially those with prior histories of depression and anxiety) can be at risk for developing depression and anxiety. T ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Periodic paralysis?T: This sounds to me like hypokalemic periodic paralysis. I've seen good physicians miss this. Please read up on it, see if this fits you, talk with your ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Insulin and carbs: Rachel, I wish I could help you but your comments are unclear. What do you mean by "insulin 64" and glucose 54? Have you been told that you have "con ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sorrentino
35 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Florinef (fludrocortisone): Florinef (fludrocortisone) causes salt and fluid retention. The fluid retention may cause a rise in bnp. Suggest you discuss result with your md. Lowe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: See a endocrinologist or nephrologist. I will need more details- such as do you have high blood pressure.
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