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what are the symptoms of low potassium levels in children

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Asthma: If you current meds are not helping your asthma you must go back to your doctor so that changes could be maid. Hope all goes well - please keep me po ... 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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Safe: Coconut water is safe. It is likely that bananas will do the same good at lower cost.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Low potassium: You would be better off waiting for your potassium (k) levels to rise before you play soccer. The more important question is, why is your k low? Are y ... 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 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Serum potassium: Bmp will show you serum potassium level. Hypokalemia is diagnosed if the serum potassium level is below the normal range.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
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
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle cramps: You need proteins to build and maintain muscle, but you need to right balance of fluids and electrolytes to have good muscle function. When your potas ... 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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