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what happens when your potassium gets too low

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Low but not : In the danger zone. You might need to check again.
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Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
14 years experience Hematology and Oncology
.: For patients with cardiac issues we like their potassium to be around 4, otherwise the normal level is 3.5 to 5. Generally (if u don't have kidney pro ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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ENSURE: Ensure is not low in potassium. It can overload one with potassium if one has kidney impairment.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Hi potassium food: Hi potassium intake is the way to go. Eat citrus, tomato, banana, melon, peach, apricot, potato, meats, and similar juices. Figure out why potassium i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Weakness: Without the proper potassium level muscles will not work, paralysis of skeletal muscles can result. Paralysis of the diaphragm can lead to respiratory ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Normal: Check out https://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/potassium/refrange/ for normal reference of potassium. To determine whether lab results ar ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Weakness: Muscle cramps, fatigue, abnormalities in heart rhythm, slowing of bowel motility. You must seek medical advice , to find out the reason for low potass ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood test: High and low blood levels of potassium may actually have similar symptoms e.g. Muscle fatigue or cramps. There is no substitute for blood test. Taking ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: There are no fixed levels, however less than 3.5 meq/l problems can occur with muscle weakness, cramps and heart irrugularities.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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From Wikipedia.com: Mild hypokalemia is often without symptoms, although it may cause a small elevation of blood pressure, [3] and can occasionally provoke cardiac arrhyt ... Read More
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Dr. Boris Ripa
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Depend on intake and out take of K in the body

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