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What are the side effects of low potassium level

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Potassium: Electrolytes are in balance between intra and extracellular spaces. If the serum potassium is low, then even though intracellular potassium is higher,... Read More
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Becuase it can : Be measured quickly, safely, and with good accuracy. Not such a method to determine intracellular electrolyte levels.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It's what matters: The serum potassium is in equilibrium with the tissue concentrations, which must be maintained within a very narrow range for the heat to be able to m... Read More

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Heart is in danger : Most of the k+ in the body is inside the cells. While in the uterus, placenta works to support fetal vital organs (gas exchange, toxins excretion, etc... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
High andLow Potasium: Both are abnormal, high pottasium may be due to taking pottasium orally.Certain medicines like ace inhibiters, arbs, or kiney insufficiency.Low pottas... Read More
Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Long list of answers: High k (potassium) can be from lab error, released from red cells or from taking in more than the kidneys can remove. Typically from kidney trouble. S... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Get worked up including a competent hyperaldosteronism check
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rony Gorges
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It can vary. : Not to frighten you but the symptoms can range from anywhere to leg cramps to sudden cardiac death. If you suspect you have a low potassium level it w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Weakness: Muscle cramps, weakness, fatigue, abnormalities in heart rhythm (can be fatal), slowing of bowel motility, increased urination.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Cardiac rhythm : Problems. It is important to establish the cause of low potassium and treat the cause as there may be other issues than just low potassium. Low pota... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Low K: There should be a reason why you K is low. Are you on meds ? Diarrhea etc. diet may help but if you have gon goon losses k may not rise just with diet... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Low K and fatigue: I have sSpecialized in low potassium disorders for over 50 years. Yes low potassium can cause fatigue excessive peeing at night muscle cramps and depe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Dep.: Electrolyte imbalance can cause symptoms of mood changes, anxiety/sep.

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