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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Don't overdo it: The more serious risk of excess black licorice is as a cause of high blood pressure. People who have actually have gotten sick have eaten the real stu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 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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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
In/out/shift: The approach is as follows: 1. Not enough in: this is not likely 2. Too much out: a) urine: can occur with diuretics, low magnesium b) gi: ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: A potassium-wasting problem might be due to kidney tubular / parenchymal damage from infection related to kidney stones, but in this case you would ha ... Read More
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Stones low potassium: These can coexist in genetic kidney diseases like renal tubular acidosis. RTA is a specific diagnosis. Requires nephrologist. Therapy is essential. Po ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sorrentino
36 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
39 years experience Psychiatry
Vasculitis possible: Consider a CRP or ESR - this to measure general inflammation. Because of the headache one might pursue temporal artery biopsy. The occlusion of the ar ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
No.: Depite classic features of sle, your serologies suggest it. Low platelets or thrombocytopenia is a major feature of sle. But a parvo b19 infection wo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious pr ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/causes/CON-20027170 For ... Read More

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