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What are the symptoms of low potassium levels in children

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
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
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Safe: Coconut water is safe. It is likely that bananas will do the same good at lower cost.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Serum potassium: Bmp will show you serum potassium level. Hypokalemia is diagnosed if the serum potassium level is below the normal range.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sorrentino
37 years experience
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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rony Gorges
Internal Medicine 13 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
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