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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 42 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
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 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 44 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Safe: Coconut water is safe. It is likely that bananas will do the same good at lower cost.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 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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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 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
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Serum potassium: Bmp will show you serum potassium level. Hypokalemia is diagnosed if the serum potassium level is below the normal range.
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
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sorrentino
Cardiac Electrophysiology 36 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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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Electrolyte: abnormalities can often contribute to muscle spasms and cramps.

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